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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-10-2017, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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How many have tried install ? BUT !!

Hello guys. I'm waiting for my new road glide special to come in. Well I'm pretty positive I'm buying it. But I want 12 inch apes before I even ride it. My question is who has installed there own bars and wish they paid to have them done? I've read a lot and watched a lot of videos. Doesn't seem that bad. My dealer is trying to say 8 to 10 hrs at 95 something a hr. What is your recommendation ? Thanks
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Congrats on the New Glide.
I've put two different sets of apes on my 2012 Roadglide Custom and it wasn't too bad.
Depends on the manufacturer and how handy you are.
Personally I do all the repairs on my Glide myself.
I can't see paying that much to have a set of handlebars installed.
The original apes I had were 12" Outlaws by Wild 1 Chubbys.
The second set are Wild 1 Chubbys 14" Ape Hanger WO572 and they are great.
Make sure the 12" are the ones you want.
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I just finished installing 16" apes on my '17. It's a piece of pie compared to the older models.

I'd definitely recommend doing it yourself. Especially if you're only going with 12" bars. You won't have to extend, or even reroute, any wiring or hydraulic lines. That'll be just an afternoon project.


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I've done 5 sets of bars from 10" to 14" and all it takes is a little patience. Don't rush. Make sure you have every possible part before you start. These newer bikes are far easier than the older glides. Get a couple soft furniture pads to lay across your tank and take your time. You will be fine with as long as you have some basic mechanics skills.


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Hello guys. I'm waiting for my new road glide special to come in. Well I'm pretty positive I'm buying it. But I want 12 inch apes before I even ride it. My question is who has installed there own bars and wish they paid to have them done? I've read a lot and watched a lot of videos. Doesn't seem that bad. My dealer is trying to say 8 to 10 hrs at 95 something a hr. What is your recommendation ? Thanks
First recommendation. Find a new dealer. It's a 2 hour tops job even if you never did it before. Damn. Street glides at my dealer are 6 hours. And at least that's only 2 hours more than it should take. I had my dealer install mine only because it was dead winter and I store it there. They did it for 2 hours time. Because if they wanted the job that's all I was willing to pay. I did them on the cousins bike. 1 and a half tops. Start to finish. A little common sense and patience and your all done. You can do it yourself.
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I've installed four. A Road Glide is fairly simple and takes me about 2.5 hours. It's easier if you're particular about the type of bars you buy. It's easier to run wires through bars without really sharp bends.
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I have installed 3 sets of 12" apes on 15 and 17 RGS. Its a very easy job to do. The absolute hardest part is pulling the right side cables thru the bars and that's only if you install the meat hook type bars.
Just take your time. YouTube how to remove the speedo bezel and handle bars. You don't need to remove the ignition just remove the plastic chrome U shape piece under the ignition. You can do it and you will be
so satisfied and amazed at what you can do.
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I've done 6 RG's and 9 SG's... typical bars on 15-17 RG at 14" bars and lower takes max of 2 hours... SG's with 14" and down.. about 4 hours.

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I added heated grips to both my bikes internally wired. I never pay someone to do something I can, and have the time to do myself.

That said, since you know you want them see what kind of negotiating you can do if you haven't already penned out a deal with them.

If bikes are flying out the door at MSRP, you probably live in the wrong place to negotiate. Might need to find another dealer.


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Hey guys. Thanks for all the info. Maybe I will just try it myself. I think I can do it. And all the dealers here want mbrp. Is theta not the norm?
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