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So after reading many threads, on many forums, watching several video's, and the price given to me by the dealer (7 hours labor at 105.00 per hour) I decided to give it a try. I have worked on bikes for over 30 years so obviously I am no stranger to it, but I have never had to run wiring thru the handlebars before. Well, I have to say I was very lucky to have my amazing fiance help me.

She agreed to model for me. The bars are very nicely made and the chrome is deep and very nicely done.

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The hardest part was running the lines thru them. This is where I lost my patience but she kept at it and got them done. My man card is missing from my wallet now so I will have to do stuff to recover ;)

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Of course it snowed today so the test ride is on hold. I also need new grips.


But I cannot wait!! The stock bars do suck. My wrist were turned on every ride.

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The stock ones:
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Anyway, anyone on the fence should look into new bars. The 12" Yaffe was good with the stock lines and wires. I had to do some rerouting, but all was good.
 

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Man card is buying her that ring that is missing on her finger????

Looks good, both! :wink:
Oh trust me, I am really on the losing end of that one :) When I saw the bill, I told her that I could buy another motorcycle for the kind of money.. I lost *sigh* but really in the end it is a win. She caulked the bath room at the same time!!

Anyway, I cannot wait to get the bike out and give it a try.
 

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Thanks guys! Grips are on the list. Looking at Avon Grips finish off this install.
 

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I was hoping to see the girl.....errr bars from the back side. :)
Lol, I do have that shot too, but I may get a Lorena Bobbitt attack if I post ;)

And these bars a pain in the rear to wire. The throttle wire with the green connection was where I was having problems. They would hang up at the first turn. Fortunately these bars have holes at the bottom so I pulled the Westinghouse chain thru there and she finally got them thru

Now if I can get the damn ice in front of my house cleared I'm taking it for a spin
 

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Those look great. I went with the same thing on the same bike and it's one of my favorite accessories. I added mirrors and grips as well. I wrestled with 12 or 14's and am glad I went with 12's. For me at 5-9 and liking long rides they worked out well.
 

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Thanks guys! Grips are on the list. Looking at Avon Grips finish off this install.
The ones I had didn't fit right and the throttle side would slip...bought a set from Kuryakyn and they work perfect.
 

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^ what he said. Careful with the Avon grips. Read lots of reviews complaining about that. The slots for the TBW are a little larger than should be and may not grab the throttle.
 

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The ones I had didn't fit right and the throttle side would slip...bought a set from Kuryakyn and they work perfect.
^ what he said. Careful with the Avon grips. Read lots of reviews complaining about that. The slots for the TBW are a little larger than should be and may not grab the throttle.
Thanks for the heads up guys. I have them installed, so I will be mindful of the throttle as I go.

Here are some nice sunshine pictures :)

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And of course, she loves posing.....

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Nice looking bars. I sat on one with 10" Yaffee just to get a feel fir what I want at a local dealership. I was floored when he said its an 8 hour labor. Yeah, installing them myself. Probably going with JSR bars though.

8 hours!
 
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