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Old 08-13-2012, 09:35 PM
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Hey all. Just traded the Softail in on a 2012 Midnight pearl FLHR.

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Anyway, one quick question. Anyone who has done the handlebars on a 2012, and gone to the heritage style bars. Did you have to change anything else, or were they just drop in?

Guess the rounds are on me.

Would if I could. Haven't got one yet.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:52 PM
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Congrats on your FLHR! Made a similar trade myself this year.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:56 PM
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Congrats on your new King.
I installed the Heritage style bars myself on my 11 king this last winter, and I didn't need to change any thing. I do need to keep them low to be comfortable, but it's much better then stock bars for me. I'm 5'9" tall.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:25 PM
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I put the Heritage style bars on my 2012 FLHR and replaced the TBW harness with the one recommended by the MoCo. I've read from others that the TBW harness replacement wasn't needed, but I decided to replace it anyway because I knew I was going to pull the bars downward towards me and I was concerned the existing wires might be stretched tight and cause me trouble down the road. I didn't replace any other cables or wires, just the TBW. The bars are great, btw - got rid of the pain across the shoulder blades from the OEM bars.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:41 PM
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Congrats.
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Congratulations!! The swap to Heritage-style bars is VERY easy. Another member posted step by step instructions, WITH photos illustrating the steps that made it a piece of cake. Check them out: http://www.hdforums.com/forum/tourin...road-king.html You do not need to change anything. (Tilting the bars back, which I did to accomodate my TallBoy seat, doesn't make the bars longer. )

I just did a 1,000 mile mini-tour this weekend, my first longish ride since installing the Heritage style bars and couldn't be happier with them. (I also changed to the H-D Get-a-Grip magnum grips while I was at it, which are also a huge improvement.

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Had the bars swapped today. Loving it totally. Took forever to get it done, but after all, nothing out of pocket for me or the dealer. So I guess we're both happy.
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I picked one up about a month ago, did the bars too. Loving it so far.
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Why not just buy a Heritage?
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Congrats!!! Great choice. I traded my softail last sepetmber for a 2012 FLHR in midnight pearl. Left it stock until the 1000 mile service. Put on the HD reduced reach bars for the road king. Perfect fit for my 5'10 frame and the bike. All wires are now internal and very clean looking. Did not have to replace any wires. Just another option to consider. The reduced reach bars were very inexpensive and without replacing cables the service time was also lower. Good luck with you new aquisition.
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