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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Installed Heritage Style Bars...thoughts

It took me about 3.5 hours to get these bars installed mainly due to a couple things that I didn't take into consideration. All in all it was great especially considering this is the first time I've had the nose off the bike. Below are a couple things of note I discovered on my journey.

1. A glued on aftermarket grip is definitely worth saving but there'll be a few words of uneducated wisdom in the process of removing it.

2. Getting the fairing on the hooks is easy but getting the outer tabs to line up was more difficult. I actually couldn't believe how easy it was to put on the hooks. I did it 4 times just to be sure that was actually how it fit. I would hope that applying downward pressure to the top of the fairing and it not moving would signify it's on the hooks.

3. My fairing rubs in 4 places, none of which are the radio bracket. There's a spot on the L and R side where it rubs against the storage compartments in the fairing and it rubs where it rests on two little things that stick out from the top of the inner fairing...I'll post pictures later.

4. Apparently the installers at the factory have as difficult a time with well nuts as anyone else since I found an extra one laying around in the fairing.

5. I had the wife present to take the fairing off but put it on by myself.

6. Even though the factory TBW wire is long enough, you almost have to pull it all the way back through the neck to get enough length to get it out the other end of the handle bar to plug it into the TBW sensor (or whatever your grip attaches to is called).

7. I tied a shoe lace to the TBW on the front so I could easily get it back to the front and I tied another shoe lace to thread it through the new bars.

8. There is a specific order that HD recommends that you tighten the fairing screws when you re-install...pay attention.

Most importantly, the bars keep your hands in the pocket as others have stated, they provide a much more comfortable riding position (hope to experience it when I leave for work in 8 hours) and they look great without spending too much. I'm really glad I went ahead and did this mod. Pics to come later.

Here's where the fairing is rubbing:






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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-28-2011, 05:10 AM
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My experience was nearly identical
My results and comfort level was the same
I put on aileron hd grips as I have fought with the glued on grips before, along with the fact I wanted to upgrade anyway.


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Sounds cool.
Let us know how you like them after you have ridden a few miles.
On my FLTRU the handle bar position has me leaning forward slightly. No too sure I am going to be comfortable with that.


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Thanks for the report. I'll be doing the same soon so any pics are greatly appreciated.

Nice score on the extra well nut - you saved $1.20!

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Great job. Once you get past BINGO it really is a pretty easy job. I started it a week after I got bike, because the hand position was killing my back, and chickened out a few steps in, putting it all back together.

Then one saturday I decided to spend all day working on bike, FIGHTING WITH OL LADY. once I got really started things just started clicking.

You're gonna really love the new position

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Just changed mine out on Wednesday - had no problem with the TBW. Just pulled the controller with the wire out, disconnected the green plug feed the whole thing through the bar and mounted the bar on the bike.
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Still have the bike up on the rack so I'll take finished pics when I'm finished.
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I think the time spent putting the new bars on is not too bad. Using an air ratchet to loosen the Nacelle bolts on the side of the fork legs would be handy. A bit tight for a regular ratchet.
Patience is the key to the whole mod, along with keeping the parts organzied that come off.

Question however, just how do you find the tabs that need depressed to get the headlight trim loose? I read about the butter knife trick, whick should work, finding the tabs seems tough, anyone able to illustrate where to depress to get this out, would be greatly appreciated.
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I use a small thin blade screwdriver with blue painter's tape on the end. The tabs are about 1" from the top edge. When you put the blade in, anywhere, that should open up the bubble enough for you to see the tabs. Also, I use a 3/8" ratchet and a T40 socket - plenty of room to get the Nacelle 4 screws out. Also note that I upgraded my seakers to the J&M 7.25 speakers. Easy job.
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Charlie - here's pics of the buble and tab locations. You should have a piece or rubber on the top oc the bubble about 9" long - the tabs are on either end.
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