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Old 09-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #16
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I just tried it and it pulled up the bars, $60.09

http://www.surdyke.com/AdvPartInfo.a...mber=56014-09A
why did I just click on that link and its 63.82.

however, I just ordered some reduced reach bars from my dealer the other day (believe me, I didnt want to, I hate my dealer) but figured should there be any problems its through the dealer and I can always go back to them.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #17
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I've got XLX Sporster bars on my 011 DX. No need to buy anything other than the bars.
Would love to do this to my 2012 DX. The Dealer told me that you would have to change out cables and brake lines tho. Mine has ABS not sure if that makes a difference.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:45 PM   #18
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Just FYI - Mine is a 2008 with ABS and I didn't have to change anything other than the bars. The existing cables worked fine.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:44 PM   #19
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Hi confreres!

Here, again...

I got a 2012 Night Rod Special ABS bike.

I would like to install the reduced reach handlebar - PN 57466-10.

But 2013 H-D genuine accessories catalog states that PN 57466-10

fits 07-11 DX models (my bike is a 2012 one).

What do you think about that?

Is the instalation possible?

And about the clutch and brake lines?

Thanks in advance!

Best regards,
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:10 AM   #20
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The reduced reach bars come already on the 2012 and 2013 models
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:57 PM   #21
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I have first hand experience modding the bars on my NRS. As you can see from my Avatar, I went a different route. I raised the handle bars 12" using the El Diablo designed chopper bars, wired them in and left the forward controls. I have to report that setup is perfect for touring, cruising and mountain riding. You can find the El Diablo's on EBay. About $375 with internal wiring loom. Do the wiring yourself and cut the wire connectors off the old bars. The throttle cable can be had at Motionpro on web. I just ordered 12 over NSR cables. They build to order. About $80 for the pair (throttle and return).

The hydraulic hoses are a different matter. Since I live in the SF Bay Area, I went to California Choppers in San Francisco and got all the parts. They stock Goodwright hydraulic hose parts for custom choppers. Those are expensive. They can set you up since they just did mine. I just took the parts home and put them together myself and installed them. There are chopper shops that will build them for you but they will charge you more for it. Use Dot 5 brake fluid to bleed the lines. I don't have ABS, don't believe in them...specially in steep downhills. Over $275 and $180 respectively. You can order all this Don't let Or you will be
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:19 PM   #22
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:32 PM   #23
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why did I just click on that link and its 63.82.

however, I just ordered some reduced reach bars from my dealer the other day (believe me, I didnt want to, I hate my dealer) but figured should there be any problems its through the dealer and I can always go back to them.
The problem is I ordered 5" over bars and they did not do the trick either. Harley uses curved risers to reduce reach. Either you move the rider forward with the Sundowner touring saddle or you move the bars and forward foot controls back with the kits. Anything that fits your cables and hydraulic lines will not sit you upright and re-leave back stress. There is not enough throttle or cable length. I tried every thing. Risers etc. The 12" over is the only fix for upright riding. It also re-leaves your hands going numb from the aggressive posture and weight on handle bars.
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OK; thank you!


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Old 11-28-2012, 11:16 AM   #25
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All tallied up, it ran me $380 USD for the 12" over "El Diablo" bars with wiring inside on EBay. I did the wire soldering to the old Harley connectors myself. FYI for anyone the color coding on these bars is the same as Harley's but they are no instructions so if you have 4 yellow/red wires, you have to figure out where they go. You have to do the "pull n Tug" method to find out what wire goes to what connector. These bars come with chrome hand controls that do not work on VRODS with a hydraulic clutch. No Problem. What I did was use my old black brake and clutch setup and the black control covers on the stripped down button controls leaving the wire loom in the handle bars. DO NOT pull out the loom or you'll have hell to pay trying to re-thread it back into the bar. So now I have chrome buttons and screws on my original black controls...nice accents. Of course you have to buy some nice black and chrome grips - $50-125 more if you don't have them already. PS, you can also get these bars in Chrome or black. It was actually fun to do this mod. Took about a week because I took my time. Good winter project. Good luck!
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