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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Need some help with wiring new bars...

Ok, to set things up. I have a 2012 Road Glide Ultra and I am trying to install some LA Choppers Twin Peaks 13" bars.

I would appreciate a bit of help. I have been following some pointers from a couple of threads but I must have missed something on getting the right side wires threaded in along with the TBW. I am having a heck of a time. Is there a trick to pushing one through before the other? I had the TBW threaded and had the right side controls 95% through and me lead string broke so I had to pull it back out. In the process I had to pull out the TBW because I got hung-up on the TBW.

I am giving up for the night before I get angry and rip all the wires apart and have to buy all new. I would appreciate any feedback you folks have to get me over this hump (ha a pun..get it because today is hump-day). Ok I must be too tired.

Thanks in advance...

P.S. I did not add any extensions at this point because I am only installing 13" bars and it seems like the existing wires will reach.




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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 10:23 PM
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try using lube
Wire the throttle wires first
Remove the plastic wire wrap from the bundle
Stagger the wires from the hand controls, bunch 2-3 wires together every 2-3 inches
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PATIENCE, patience and then a lil more patience. Add a lot more lube as well. I had to walk away from mine quite a few times. I used weed whacked string, folded a hook with it and taped it with electrical tape in both directions. That kept it from coming loose. Hope that makes sense.

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+1

other than good advice already given

on the right side my pull line broke the first time

had to step away and start the next day

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Thanks all for the suggestions. What did you use for lube? I used some spray white lithium grease, helped but not as much as I expected.


Thanks again!

Back at it when I get home.


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I pulled my stock sleeve through Yaffee monkey bars, I used WD40, with a push and pull method I also cut the heated grip wire, no need for it in AZ. Just take your time and maybe some help pushing while you pull. I also used ball pull chain and that helped a lot.
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Wires are pulled!

Thanks for the suggestions. Cutting off the outer plastic did the trick. Hopefully I can get everything back together tomorrow.


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Good news, glad you got them threw. Hope the rest of the install goes smooth.

I just finished doing my bars a few days ago.. No TBW on my bike (04)

I was so scared to try and solder wires when i started. Now i feel like a pro at it


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grats on the finished job.

Just adding some info in case people search.

- I used windex as a "lube" ...sprayed a generious amount into the bars at both ends
- Next time I'll cut the wires, solder in my extensions (to save messing with the plugs).
- I also cut out the green TBW plug and soldered it.
- removed the thick black HD sheathing and wrapped the wires in 2 layers of electrical tape.


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