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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 05-14-2018, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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FU(#%N& Liars!

I'm Calling bullshirt on everyone that has said internally wiring meat hook style handlebars a quick 2-3 hour job! I just spent the better part of an entire 10 hour day trying to run wires on a 2013 Ultra! Now I'm no novice wrench, having been a crewchief on almost every sling wing in the army inventory for 22 years. I've turned wrenches on everything from UH-1's to CH-47's and everything in between including cobras, 58's Black hawks, and even an Apache once, but these things kicked my a$$! the problem is that the bars I chose had 90 degree angles on both the upper and lower portion of the bars. Snaking the wires around two acute angles really tore up the outer covering of the wire loom but fortunately didn't damage any of the individual wires themselves. having almost come to the conclusion that I was going to rip the freaking wire loom out of the bars and shoot the scoot, I came up with an epiphany. I have some bulk Teflon sheeting that I cut down and slid under the wire loom inside the bars at each end up to the bend and Viloa' the remainder of the wire bundle slid thru like butter! Of course I was so frustrated I didn't take any picture of the job as I was doing it, and since yesterday was mother's day, I haven't got it quite back together yet, But I did do a complete electrics check and all buttons function appropriately and she starts, runs, and the throttle works, (had to remove the Freaking green plug and hard wire the throttle). Thanks to those who have gone before and posted tips and tricks and a big FU to those who made it sound easy! I'll post up Band A pictures when I get a chance. My advice to anyone contemplating doing this yourself- DON'T. Next time I am definately paying some other poor sumbich to do this for me!
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Sorry to hear this. I'm guessing they're Yaffe? Bars. The wiring on mine was easy. Done in under 2 hours. 1.5" F47. It makes a difference.
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Indy shop by me charged $150 to do my bars. Worth every penny. I would have been cursing like you.
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I coated the sheathing with soap. Pushed more than pull. I won't say it was easy, but it wasn't bad. About 35 to45 minutes actually pushing the wires.
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Ok, I watched all of the online videos I could find before attempting this swap. I watched the guys a fixmypig, yaffee, drag specialties, ect, ad nauseum. I used bearing grease on the covers and tried piano wire, bathroom plug chain, and ended up using 550 cord as a pull device. Th problem seemed to be the acuteness of the two angles and the fact that they were not smooth as the factory 47 are said to be. I was also doing this by myself for the first time and was pretty sure I could do it within a day. NOPE. BUT, If I had to do it again I could probably cur it down to a couple of hours knowing what I know now. That's the beauty of doing something the first time, you always learn how to do it better the next.

Lessons Learned - spend the extra coin up front and purchase the bars everyone else says are easiest to wire!
Take what ever time everyone else says they took and double it.
Take that time and double it again.
dudes on here are all liars when it comes to their mekinekin skills. (JK)
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I enjoy wrenching on my beast but sometimes it truly does just suck!

All joking aside this was truly a learning experience. I now know how t disassemble a multipin connector and am capable of fabricating all kinds of goodies to make wrenchin more fun!

No they weren't Yaffee bars and at this time I'm not going to name the manufacturer as there are some finish issues I'd like to get taken care of first and I'm not going to blast them online if I don't have to
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How'd you get your hands on a 2103 Ultra?

I did my '13 and had wired the GPS internally also. Talk about a bitch. That was horrible getting 3 Y junctions into those bars.
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I found lube and the push/pull method helped. My 2012 yaffe bar install kinda went the way yours is going, it sucked. The pre rushmores take longer than the 15 and up, my 12 took me a good 6 plus hours and was the first pair of bars I had done.

Lube, push 2" in, pull 2" inches out. Slow and steady wins the race.

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lol!

About 2 1/2 hours or so for me. Patience does go a long way on this. Gotta know to walk away a cool off before going at it again. I knocked off two pins that i had to get re-crimped. Yes... more pushing than pulling is also key. Those 90 turns are a bitch.
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