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Cool cable and wire extensions? best options?

Ok, I have a 2012 FLTRU. Am 6'1" and a big guy... I just ordered 12" Paul Yaffe Classic Bagger Apes and the sales guy says they actually measure in the range 13 3/8"... something about pipe fitter's measuring standards...
Anyway, I am finding that I am definitely going to need to extend cables and wires and need to know what is the best option... I really don't like the idea of cutting factory wires so any options and/or advice is much appreciated.
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Some say you can use all your stock cables and wires with bars up to 14" by rerouting everything. I personally went with a cable kit from LAchoppers and a wire kit from namz. Everything is still in the stock locations

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You do not need to extend wires. I would use an SE TBW or cut out the green plug and solder the wires. I would go with a +4 clutch to keep the stock routing. I would go with a +4 brake line. I did 12" yaffe MBB on my streetglide and 12" buky odysseys on the roadglide. I would use magnum sterling chromite cables if you like that look. Technically you don't need longer cables but it looks better with the stock routing.


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thanks for the info. This is my first controls upgrade of this calibre, so it much appreciated.
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My stock brake line reached just fine on my khromewerks 2+2 sweepers , I did replace the clutch cable with a +4 one so I could route the stock way.

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My stock brake line reached just fine on my khromewerks 2+2 sweepers , I did replace the clutch cable with a +4 one so I could route the stock way.
I am hoping to be able to do the same... My quote from the HD dealer is $300 and up depending on which style of cables I decide on and I am on tight budget with the wife...
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You do not need to extend wires. I would use an SE TBW or cut out the green plug and solder the wires. I would go with a +4 clutch to keep the stock routing. I would go with a +4 brake line. I did 12" yaffe MBB on my streetglide and 12" buky odysseys on the roadglide. I would use magnum sterling chromite cables if you like that look. Technically you don't need longer cables but it looks better with the stock routing.
rg_dave - the se tbw, did you get that from Guerilla? I am really nervous about cutting and soldering as it seems that would open a can of worms fro problems with the throttle?
Sorry if that is a stupid thought, just nervous about the process...
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https://www.magnumshielding.com/ for the cables and http://www.namzcustomcycleproducts.com/ for the wire extension kit


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Well, got the fairing off today... I don't have the new bars yet and haven't ordered cables yet. I am falling in love with the black pearl line form Magnum and for the price, am thinking that may be the ones... +4 on brake and clutch as suggested.

will post some picks and updates as the project continues... we have probably 6-8 weeks before riding weather returns here. Great project for 10 degrees with heavy snow and 50 mph wind gusts today!
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No i got it from Jon at horny toad hd


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