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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-31-2011, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Here's what I got:
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Last two pics...
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lets see em on the bike....
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-31-2011, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Well, here's the bike with the forged bars off and the tubular bars on...

"My bike! My beautiful bike! What have I done?!"

"It's okay," I think, "It will be fine tomorrow when I have the lowers on..."

"MY BIKE! OMG!!!"

I hear a twangy voice in my head, "That shore is a purdy Harley you got there, mistah..."

"NOOOOOOO!"

* sigh *

Anyway, the new bars feel pretty weak compared to the old forged ones. The new ones are certainly lighter. I feel like I'm giving up safety for comfort...
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Note: When you get them on I am sure you will experiment with the lowers air flow. I rode about 60 miles yesterday, stopping every 3 or 4 miles to readjust them. I found that the best air circulation was with the lowers opened only about an inch and a half. Open all the way produced a good wind but it wrapped the engine heat around my legs. Let me know how you find the lowers best when you get a chance to experiment.

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How difficult is/was the install? I have them on order as well, but am not very talented.

Re: safetey re comfort, I don't think "crash" bars deliver much safety anyway. Comfort, OTOH is everytime you ride

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How difficult is/was the install? I have them on order as well, but am not very talented.

Re: safetey re comfort, I don't think "crash" bars deliver much safety anyway. Comfort, OTOH is everytime you ride
Well, I only had time yesterday to install the tubular bars and today the misses and I flew to Colorado for a family gathering this weekend. So, this morning I started the install. The short answer is that if you are just installing the new bars and the lowers, it's an easy install, probably no more than a couple of hours, tops. I decided to reroute my iPhone connector from my saddle bag to the front, which meant that I wanted to install the locks, which I did, which was easy to do but time consuming (I take my time when I drill holes). And then I had to reroute the wiring harness (remove the saddle bag, the seat, lift the tank, snip zip ties, retie, route through the front, more zip ties). And in those 2.5 hours I had before I had to shower, pack and get the cab, I did the key locks, the wiring, installed the inside of lowers. If I had another 1/2 hour the lowers would have been completed.

All-in-all, it's an easy install.

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'15 Kia Soul EV, blue and white

'13 Cadillac ATS, 2.0L Turbo Premium, blue with black interior

'12 Vegas 8 Ball - Arlen Ness HD cafe fairing, MBW LED signals, side-mount plate, factory cruise, heated grips, Corbin heated seat, more...

'10 Cross Country Tour, black, way too much to list now. Some videos are available here: My Youtube Channel Feed - SOLD!!! *sniff*

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Here's the bike put together:
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'15 Kia Soul EV, blue and white

'13 Cadillac ATS, 2.0L Turbo Premium, blue with black interior

'12 Vegas 8 Ball - Arlen Ness HD cafe fairing, MBW LED signals, side-mount plate, factory cruise, heated grips, Corbin heated seat, more...

'10 Cross Country Tour, black, way too much to list now. Some videos are available here: My Youtube Channel Feed - SOLD!!! *sniff*

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those look fantastic! what do they cost?
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Jagular, there have been several posts re: the inability of using the Victory Highway pegs with the hard lowers. However, harley, and kuryken (plus probably many others) make them for Harleys with their tubular crash bars, and particularly Harley hard lowers.

Is there enough room to fit highways pegs on the Victory tubular bars (i.e. space between them and the lowers)? Proabably need
1/2 " minimum.

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