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Old 03-17-2013, 04:09 AM
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Hi there,

I am, together with the owner of a 2005 softail, working on his bike.
We want to install another handlebar.
Anyone who can give us tips and / or tricks?
What to remove?
Where to cut the handlebar wires?

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

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Ape, beach bar, ... ??
Do you want the wire in the handlebar, if yes, you have to remove the gas tanks and disconnect the wire from the plug.
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whatever you do dont cut any wires get a service manual and see where all the conectors are if you are using HD bars you can use the chart in the parts catlouge to determine if you need new cables etc. if you are going to run the wires internally you will have to find the conectors and take them apart to chase them thru the bars take your time and good luck
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This might help although the 2005 has Deustch connectors, not the amp connectors shown here.
http://www.hdforums.com/forum/dyna-g...e-install.html
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:27 AM
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For so long, thanks a lot Patharley, Low budget Dan and Hogpro.
This will help us a lot.
And more info is more than welcome. The more I get to know, the easier the job will be.

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You can download the 2013 H-D Parts and Accessories catalog here, in digital PDF format.:

2013 Genuine H-D Motor Parts and Accessories Catalog

Handlebars start on page 572 in the "Controls" section, and in the Appendix starting on page 822, there is a listing of their installation requirements, regarding which control cables may or may not need to be changed out - depending on which bars you choose.

..just to give you some ideas...


..and one tip, anytime you're working on your bars, cover your tank with a heavy blanket, because once you loosen that last riser clamp bolt, they're gonna fall. - easier done with two people...

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If you are running the wiring through the bars, you'll have to remove the wire from the connectors, don't waste your money on any tools (like I did), use a paper clip to push the wires out. Just don't forget which one goes where, lol.
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Thanks a lot too jam436 and dazc76. These tips will also help us a lot.

Kind regards,

Sietse
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