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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-14-2018, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Need Help Wiring Bars

I picked up a set of 12" mini apes from JSR customs for my '18 RGS and I have tried for 6 hours to wire these damn things and I just can’t seem to get it, I thought this was supposed to easier with these can bus models? I watched all the videos and it looks like everyone is pulling them through with the connectors and sheathing in place but I just don’t see how it possible. I can get one wire in with no problem but not both. I have tried pulling one at a time, both at the same time; I have used baby powder and wire lube (not at the same time) to try and make it slippery but still no luck. I have done this once before on my 2011 Street Glide and it was a pain in the ass but those had curved bends not sharp angles like these meat hooks. Any suggestions?
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No help but lots of sympathy. Just started same project on my older bike and what a pain in the ass!
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did you try the chain like your fan chain in the living room?
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I used weed wacker string and just pulled the wires through while a friend was pushing at the same time and used dish soap.


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i hate to admit it, but after two hours i took mine to the local indy and he charged me an hour and i was so happy i picked up a set of grips from him too! oh ya....easy peezy....right! sorry for your struggle, but i feel your pain...
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We use a westinghouse chain taped to the wires. Then lube them with wire pulling gel. Set the bars in a vise and pull the chain and wires in a rocking motion back and forth until you get them through.
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I always remove the connectors, much easier...
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Tried the Westinghouse chain ( it broke) tried weed trimmer string too but I just can’t seem to get bothered wire bundles to make the first turn, I can get one but not both. Have you guys actually had success leaving the connectors and the sheathing in place? I thought about trying to remove the connectors but haven’t figured out how to get these small ones apart.

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Those who have successfully done this, did you pull the throttle and control wires together st the same time or one at a time?


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Those who have successfully done this, did you pull the throttle and control wires together st the same time or one at a time?
I removed the connectors and pulled all the wires thru together. Lubed them up good and used a throttle cable to pull them with.
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