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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-24-2010, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Just got my bars in and mounted them up to the bike. Man, they look great and feel great. Why did I wait so long to get these? Well, maybe it was trying to justify the price!! Anyway, pics of the wiring (minus the connectors) and the bars mounted to the bike. Pics of the progress will be posted!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-28-2010, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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As you can see from the pics, the hard part is over. Whew.....

Just a note of caution for anyone running wires through the bars. Am I the first to ever admit that I ran the wires through the wrong side? When I went to line up the switches to ensure that I had the wires pulled through far enough, I realized that I ran the switch / wires for the wrong side...!!!! OMG!!!! I did keep my cool, though and pulled them back through the correct side of the bar.

In doing so, I broke two and severely damaged two of the Molex connectors. What to do? What to do? I began to search Ebay for any type of Harley Molex style connector. I was thinking that I could solder the current wires to the newly purchased connector. Nothing...... I searched the internet and found that I could purchase the Molex connectors if I purchased a minimum of 100. I could probably purchase a new harness and rerun it through my bars (at this rate)!!

When I searched Molex on Ebay, I stumbled upon a guy that was selling a pack of 10 (male or female) for $3-4. What a deal!! I struck GOLD!! Now, how do I crimp these bad boys onto the wires? I can barely see the damn wires...!!! In reading his sales gig on the auction, it states that he will custom make wire sets for extended bars at whatever length and for whatever bike your heart desires (I will include his contact info at the end of this for those that may be interested)!! So, I asked if I could order 4 color colded Molex connections soldered onto the exact color coded wire that I can now attach to my stock wires by soldering the wires together...!!!

Sorry for the rambling!! Here is the contact info:

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Did you not take the molex connectors apart?

I'll be starting on mine next week. found a site that shows how to take the connector apart and then pull the wires through.

Any other tricks to know about?

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Joke, be sure to mark or diagram the wires as you take them apart. HD isn't always consistant with color coding. I learned that the hard way. Much easier to put the puzzle together if you have it marked/written down.

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The connectors in my bike are Deutsch. Are your realy molex connectors or is that just another name for them? The video link you showed us was a different looking connector.

If I can offer any more advice do not bend the pin connectors as they WILL break if you need to straighten them

Also I was able to leave the stock cover on the wire bunch and was able to pull through without lube. It wasn't easy but it went.

Nice bars for sure!

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Here is a shot of the connector and a wiring diagram that I drew up to know where the wires were to be put back into place. These are Molex connectors. Not sure if they are all the same or not.
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Here is a shot of the connector and a wiring diagram that I drew up to know where the wires were to be put back into place. These are Molex connectors. Not sure if they are all the same or not.
Did you get some wiring info w/your bars?
If not pm me w/your email address and I'll fix you up


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All wired up...!!!
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Excellent - already kicked the Vette outside in prep for winter mods but with 6 more inches of snow due today there's no hurry...


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Just got my bars in and mounted them up to the bike. Man, they look great and feel great. Why did I wait so long to get these? Well, maybe it was trying to justify the price!! Anyway, pics of the wiring (minus the connectors) and the bars mounted to the bike. Pics of the progress will be posted!


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