Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Bloomingdale, IL
Little By Little - Bar Replacement in Process....
After obtaining tons of great info about bar replacement, the other day, I decided to give it a shot and go for it myself. Due to work, family and reading a lot of posts about some of the frustrations, I am going about it a little bit at a time as I can. So far, the stock bars are still on, but the gauges are out, the ignition is out (ugh), the fairing is off and I have the new TBW fed through the new 12" Factory 47's.
I look at my bike and all the tools and parts I have spread out and freak out sometimes, but I know I can do this. If it takes me 3 weeks or more due to my schedule, so be it.
This is what I've run into so far:
The reason for the "Ugh" after pointing out that my ignition is out, is because I had it in the off position and took it out like that without the key. I tried putting it right back in after that to make sure it would work and it didn't. It wouldn't lock down. It would still turn everything on and off but wouldn't lock in. So of course, I had to play with it and now, not only does it not lock down, nothing turns on when I turn it. But I've read that it's not that difficult to get everything lined back up, I'll tackle that later.
I taped up the wires for the new twist grip sensor and forgot to lube it up so it got kinda stuck but I got it through the next day.
And I don't know about the rest of you but HOLY SHIT was it hard to get the sensor in the bar. I used some "unorthadox" methods to seat it......I hope it still works. =(
So I'm done for the night and will engage in it tomorrow again or Thursday if possible.
I have the Ness riser bushings too. Does anyone know if I will need the longer bolts are is that just for the 15's and newer?
--2012 Road Glide Custom--Gone But Not Forotten