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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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I know a guy who owns a motorycle shop that is going to replace my handlebars with the 12" Wild Ones Outlaws. He is telling me that he does not need to take the fairing off when he replaces them, this is why he is only charging me $100. Everything I see on this website everyone always takes the fairing off. Does anyone know why he would be telling me that he is not going to take the fairing off?
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If your just changing bars then no you do not have to take the fairing off. If your going to have them internally wired then yes you have to take the fairing off.

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I installed those same bars (internally wired) and took 8 to 10 hours, and yes, the outer fairing must be removed. If he'll do all that for $100 - he must be a very good friend!

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If he is internally wiring those for a 100 bucks jump on that deal because they are a pain in the ass.

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I'd be worried if he knew what he was doing.....

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He is out of his mind. He definitely won't be internally wiring them which I think for apes on these glides is a must for a clean look. Just read donks thread and do it up man. I did it last night but if I was doing it for someone who wasn't a friend it would be way more than 100. And its not that its difficult just time consuming.


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Wild Ones Outlawz are designed for internal wiring and that means fairing removal. I suppose it's possible to wire-tie the control wire sheaths to the bars, negating the need for fairing removal, but that'll look like crap IMO. (I've seen some guys who wrap the bars/wire bundle with a leather wrap but you'd have to be into that look.) And if you look at your stock bars, you'll see a smooth dimple where the wires exit the control housing ... bars designed for internal wiring don't have this dimple, but a cutout hole to run the wires - if you keep the bundle on the outside, it can cause pinched wires if forced.

Ask him how much time needed to internally wire - if he says anything less than 4-5 hours (at minimum), find someone else - he doesn't know what he's doing.

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This is too funny, all this speculation about internal wiring and all the op asked is if was necessary to remove the fairing to replace the bars.

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If his bike is TBW, pretty sure the need to internally wire is not speculation. That is how his bars would be wired now. Whether speculation or not, I think most of the folks who replied to his question, myself included, were speaking from their own experience. One way or the other, he got his answer with additional info he may not have considered. Dunno.

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I'd be worried if he knew what he was doing.....
Maybe he's gonna go through the right muffler for the internal wiring,,,

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