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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-12-2010, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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In a number of the threads I have seen that RG owners have put on taller bars using the stock cables. If I remember correctly up to 10" to 12". I have checked my local dealers and found that they advise that the stock cables wont go that high. They estimate 1" to 2" from stock. Are they full of it? I just got an 11 RG and am interested in going higher (I am 6-4). Any help is appreciated.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-12-2010, 06:43 PM
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Totally full of it,. Im running 15" apes with stock cables, just rerouted them. Your dealer is trying to squeeze you for all he can.






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Very good Chainsaw; you have confirmed my BS meter. I will keep working at it.

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Martin, stock wires will make it but brake and clutch will not over 12". I have 12" wild1's and am maxed on B&C cable. Plenty of wire left over though. Maybe Chainsaw can confirm this.
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Martin, stock wires will make it but brake and clutch will not over 12". I have 12" wild1's and am maxed on B&C cable. Plenty of wire left over though. Maybe Chainsaw can confirm this.
Brake and clutch good for 15" apes on a 2010 ABS FLTRX. Its maxed out, but 15" is doable. I didn't change a thing except cut zipties on the brake line, and reroute the clutch cable behind the frame and behind the triple tree.






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Talking Chainsaw is right

I just did my 12" monkey bars, I cut the zip tie and took the clutch cable from between the forks to the outside. Yes it flops on the nuts, but (well I won't go there) there is plenty room. Check out my picks I posted earlier, as for the brake line it is better where it is than where it was prior. I even put a slight twist so it runs closer to the bars, and stays with no ties.
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+1, I just did 12" bars on mine without any cable change or wire extensions. Just a re-route. Pics of the bars on are in this section thread title is: "my new bars" I was a doubting thomas at first, but I can say that I was wrong. 12"s are no problem


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I put 14" Santees and only changed the clutch cable(+4")so it could route in the same location as stock.

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Thanks all! Expecting snow here for the next week so I think its time to order and install.

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Thanks for confirming my same exact inquiry! You guys Rock the RG Knowledge!!

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