The first video series for the year dealing with maintenance will cover installing handlebars on a 2022 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special.
New Format For Videos
Most maintenance tasks on motorcycles are basically the same between make, model, and years. This means all of the previous videos on the subject matter will still pertain to motorcycles today. For instance, brake flush will use the same principles across all motorcycles. They will either have ABS or not. My goal is to make videos with even more detail outside of the process.
On the 2022 Street Glide Special, I will be installing 12" Paul Yaffee handlebars. This will require control wire extensions and clutch cable extensions. The process is the same as in previous models so this time I will be focusing on other details. I will not replace the handlebar bushings this time. I believe the stiffer polyurethane bushings caused the breakage of the lower handlebar clamp on my 2015 FLHXS. Without a cushion when putting pressure on the handlebars, any pressure will travel to the point of least resistance. In that case, it was the lower handlebar clamp. If at a later date I need to install polyurethane bushings I will do so.
Items You Need For 12" Handlebars
- Service Manual
- Control Cable Extensions
- Clutch Cable Extension
If you want to work on your motorcycle get a service manual. Every make, model, and year can be different. Don't ask me for torque specifications. I don't have them for your motorcycle. Do not assume the torque specifications are the same as the service manual from another make, model, and year of motorcycle. Do not assume that someone's YouTube video that gives you torque specifications is correct. Just do the right thing and buy the service manual you need.
Ride It Wrench It Website
It has been two years since the crash of our website. When it happened and IPower failed to restore our site to its original state, I almost gave up on it. IPower even admitted they caused the crash. We even paid extra monthly for backup services. Soon after we moved the site to a new web host Bluehost. They have been fantastic. There was still content that was lost beyond recovery though. Through an archive service, we salvaged most of the content. It was not formatted correctly anymore and the site looked and ran terribly.
After purchasing the new 2022 FLHXS I finally dug in and began repairing the site. It is almost complete and ready to go live. There will still be legacy material that I will slowly repair. The site as a whole though is much nicer runs fast and is easy to navigate. I hope you like it.
Watch The Video
I made a video to go along with this post. It's more like a Vlog or Podcast. It is long and I apologize for that. The information however is helpful. It also explains a bit about what happened two years ago when Ride It Wrench stopped uploading content. It's not the full story but gives some insight into what was going on that led to the point where we sold our motorcycles. When you have about 20 minutes available I would encourage you to watch the video.