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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?

Stay tuned.....

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I did 12" Factory 47's on my 16 RGU, they were a pain in the rear to wire but I got it done!
I used string and pulled everything at the same time on the right side and the left. In hindsight I'm not sure what I would have done differently, maybe take the plug off of the TBW connector.


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I did 12" Factory 47's on my 16 RGU, they were a pain in the rear to wire but I got it done!
I used string and pulled everything at the same time on the right side and the left. In hindsight I'm not sure what I would have done differently, maybe take the plug off of the TBW connector.


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I bought a new TBW for it without that green plug.. If I ended up breaking it, I don't know how the hell I would get it out lol.

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In my sig - 2012 RGC.

When I spoke to my dealer last month, they said when they do bar replacements, they recommend replacing the TGS as most break when being removed.
I believe it since it was hard as hell to get the new one in there.

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The part about the ignition, there are threads about it to get it back right. I know, because I did it too. LOL
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Dont feel bad. Friday will be the 3 weeks mark for my bike being down for a bar install, speakers and amp, and a chrome front end. Seems like this bastard has fought me every step of the way, but I hope Im close to finishing up here soon.


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Dont feel bad. Friday will be the 3 weeks mark for my bike being down for a bar install, speakers and amp, and a chrome front end. Seems like this bastard has fought me every step of the way, but I hope Im close to finishing up here soon.
That's the pitfalls of these toys but when it's done, it's worth it. I had my forks blacked out when I had the Legends Axeo tubes put in. Was down about 5 days but so worth it.

I find myself thinking about the work I have to do constantly...luckily I have a few days off next week.

I'm sure I'll find that I'll need wire extensions or cables and will have to wait for those too....

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Ooh I can relate. Install with some help on Sunday. What started out to be a three hour thought ended up being an 8 hour torture session. Installed 12" KST Outlaws on my 13 Custom. Soldered all the joints which took a long while. Struggled with the fairing going back on. Damn fin tabs are a pain. All said and done and the bike would not start. Fuel pump would not turn on unless I hit the cruise toggle After a nights sleep and look again on Monday had two wires miss connected. Thank god all solders where in the fairing and not in the bars Quick fix and bike ran mint and all electrics were good. Now I can see why shops get top dollar to do this.
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