It's a labor of love right?
I've got to get some sweat equity into any of them to fall in love and let me tell you there was plenty of sweat between July 4th and July 7th
I'll be sore for at least a week.
She goes into the dealer this afternoon for the Rinehart Slimline duals, Rinehart 4" mufflers, intake upgrade and PV flash tune. But she is finally starting to feel like she belongs to me.
A few words of advice for anyone contemplating 16" bars on the 2018.
1. I installed +6" Magnum Shielding clutch and brake lines. In reality I would have been fine with +4" lines. There is a little bit more slop in my brake and clutch lines than I like, and there isn't any real good place to hide that.
2. I asked a question in another thread about needing to extend the TBW wires. A couple of responses indicated that I would, but at least in my case there was more than enough of the stock TBW wire, so no extension was really needed. The one I bought "just in case" is packed up and ready to return, but I'm contemplating holding onto it since it's already paid for.
3. When extending the hydraulic clutch line, attach at the clutch actuator first and work the routing up to the bars. That's the way I did it on the 2015, but getting the banjo fitting through the tight spaces was a pain so I thought I'd get cute this time and work from the bars down. That was a mistake, as when I got down to the clutch actuator, the slight bend in the tube to clear the transmission cover was 180 degrees in the wrong direction. I had already routed the clutch line into the caddys, zip tied everything down and even put the instrument housing back in. I liked to have never got that line to twist and bend in the proper direction to fit correctly under the transmission cover and the rubber dust boot. I ended up clipping all the zip ties and freed the line as much as I could. With generous amounts of coaxing and force I was able to get the line properly oriented. I'm just hoping that doesn't cause me any long term issues with damage to the hydraulic line, kinking, breaking leaking or the likes.