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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-03-2018, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone know if there's a well known cable extension kit I can pick up to add my 12" FBM apes to my 2005 Vegas 8 Ball? I assume I will need to extend the cables; unless anyone else has done this on a similar year and model and used the stock cables?

This is what I'll be putting on:

http://vi.vipr.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayI...1&secureDesc=0


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They may use the stock cables and wiring. I'd contact FMB directly to be sure.

They look a lot like the stock Highball bars to my eye. Nice looking bars either way.

At $290 they seem to be priced fairly by today's pricing which always blows my mind. Bars like this would have been under $100 in the day and probably under $80.
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I have an inquiry into them right now - will let you know what they say.

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Received word back from Fmb Choppers.. they're saying that usually with the 12" I can use my stock cables. They suggested if too tight I can follow the cables back and clip a few tie downs to get some extra. After I get the bars I'll dig in and see; will report back with what I end up finding and picks of the Vegas with 12" Apes.

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FMB Chopper Custom Drag Bars - 4" straight rise, 2" pull back
Dead Creek Cycles Solo Swing Arm Bag
Conquest Customs - Ground Pounder Exhaust
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cover the gas tank with a good thick blanket. Dents are not fun
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Great advice Johnny - I may be taking the tank off too.. cold down here this week and likely next few too.. I may use this opportunity to clean the TB out.. so I can get the tank safely tucked away on a comfy bench before I dig in.

Another update I got from FMB choppers is that in some cases you can order cable kits from Burly Cables or from Victory you can request plus 2 or plus 4 inch cables.. I wasn't sure the cost so I asked Paulie to see if he had some quotes on those.

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The boogaboo isn't usually the cables.. it's the brake line. When I extended the bars on my son's 01 V92 I had to get new brake lines done for it. PITA.
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Well I did message KevinX on this about a week ago and he told me I'd likely have to get longer cables. I have the new bars on and the tank off so I can see how things are routed, looking at any spare cable length I might be able to grab and it does not look like it would work; looks like Kevin's right again; are we suprised. I'll be poking around to find a good deal for a cable and wiring kit; if any of you have recently done this or remember who you might have used send the info my way.. not sure if I'll go with plus 2 or plus 4 - haven't decided yet if I want to try and fish the wires through the handlebars; first glance it looks like it may be a bitch to do so but the thought of hiding them and cleaning up the look may cause me to try.

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Dead Creek Cycles Solo Swing Arm Bag
Conquest Customs - Ground Pounder Exhaust
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Quick update - after further re-routing of cables I was able to get all but the front brake line back on the new bars; mind you none of them are routed through the handlebars but my plan is to do this eventually. I had to order a longer brake line from Spiegler Performance Parts (had to call them to order one for my 05 vegas since it's too old to have what I need on their website.) This was no problem at all, spoke with Brian Hart and he was very down to earth, helpful and professional... I most certainly cont to purchase the rest of my wires through them as I decide I was to continue routing them all through the bars.

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S&S Air Intake
FMB Chopper Custom Drag Bars - 4" straight rise, 2" pull back
Dead Creek Cycles Solo Swing Arm Bag
Conquest Customs - Ground Pounder Exhaust
Power Commander III USB Fuel Controller

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Here is a tip for you. Routing wires through the bars do not cut the wires in the same place. Cut then in different places. Solder then and use shrink tubing to cover each wire.

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...ugh+handlebars
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