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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Over on another forum there is a post about a guy wanting to go with 12 or 14. The guys are telling him he can't even put 12 on without new clutch cable and brake line. I could understand needing wire extensions needed if internally wiring. I know ive heard of people going to 14 by rerouting the clutch cable to other side of Speedo or something like that. Its got me second guessing stuff I'm looking at. I've got 09 he's got 2013. Was gonna go with 14 inch apes with 32 inch width. Thanks for the help. I have directed him this way but no sign of him yet.
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I've been following that thread, and there are as many opinions as facts. I have 12" Yaffe's and have not felt the urge to go taller. Everyone has their on view of it and it's ok. My bike is a '15 so the need for extensions is something I cannot answer. Sounds like he got word from KST so I would say go for it.


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For a year I was running 13" LA Choppers Twin Peaks.

The stock cables and wiring worked without any issues.

So there you go.

I am currently running 16" apes and yes I switched to steel lines and extended wiring.

Hope that helps.

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Thanks Swomack. What way did you have to route the clutch cable to make it longer?
I figured kst wouldn't steer him totally wrong. When I dealt with them for the mayhems on the train they were awesome.
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It depends on the manufacture as to how tall you can go without needing to add extensions. I have 14" Factory 47 and was able to use stock cable and wires.

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Yaffe's 16" work with stock cables had to extend wires thou.

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Im the other guy. I should have been posting here all along. I don't come here very often though. But, I llike you have see several other people state that they successfully installed 12 inch bars without extending wiring or clutch or brake lines on a 2013 or older RG. I my self contacted KST Kustoms about the bars I was looking at and they also stated the 12 inch bars could be installed without extiending anything. That seem to hurt some others feeling over on HDforum. If its still wise to do extensions even with 12 inch bars, that fine by me, im just looking for people that have experience first hand.

I just want to get a straight answer. Is it possible to do 12 inch bars with out extending anything or not. Honestly, im probably leaning toward 14 inch anyway and already plan on the necessary modifications.

The other problem have is im getting a lot of "facts" from people with 2015 and up road glides. It is my understanding that the wiring for Rushmore Road glides is totally different that 2013 and under road glides. So please, Unless you can comment with knowledge about 2013 and under RG wiring/cables save it for another person. I don't have a rushmore.

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Some of you have rushmore and some don't. I think you all are getting details mixed up..

The OP and the other guy are on 09 and 13s. Not 15 and later. So your details do not apply.

This applies to pre Rushmore bikes.
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I have a 2013 RGC with 11" bars, and i did not have to extend anything. I'm pretty sure that anything taller than 12" bars will need extensions on wiring and cables. I'll be going with 14" bars in the near future.


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I think it depends on the brand. One companies 12" are different from others, so one could work and other dont. The company that sells the bars should be able to tell you I would think.

Or just do the extensions and dont trust what anybodys says and be safe.


I did 14" carlinis and I extended all. I would rather do that and not have to worry about if they didnt and have to tear it apart to redo it.

Course my $ 0.02....
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