For over a month I have been collecting all of the parts necessary to install 12" handlebars on my Street Glide. As you can imagine I'm pretty excited about that. Handlebars are one of those high-expense items that are sometimes difficult to follow through with purchasing. Between the cost of the bars themselves and all of the necessary extensions, most riders will not even attempt self-installation. Paying to have it done will greatly increase your cost on this project.
Be Sure You Are Ready For This Job
This probably will not be something most people will want to attempt. A lot can go wrong if each task is not performed thoroughly and correctly. This could cause a failure on the road and put the rider's life at risk. You need to have worked on bikes in-depth for a good amount of time. Be sure to have a service manual. Make sure you have the proper tools. If you are not sure about what parts you need without having to ask, then you probably shouldn't undertake this installation yourself.
You really need to be comfortable with tasks like performing a full brake job, or clutch adjustment. Overall comfort and confidence in tearing down and rebuilding the mechanical and electrical systems. I'm not trying to discourage anyone, I'm putting the real situation out there.
Parts You Will Need
I'll go into more depth when I post the video on the processes necessary to accomplish this project from start to finish. Here is a list of parts that have to be changed to make this happen on the 2012 Street Glide. The process to change them out is where it can get difficult.
- I went with Paul Yaffe 12" Monkey Bagger Bars
- 12-15" throttle by wire assembly
- 12-15" brake lines including the junction
- 12-15" clutch cable
- 12-15" wiring extensions
- 1 quart 20W-50 Screaming Eagle Syn3 oil
- Snap ring for pivot pin on clutch
- O-ring for transmission drain plug
- O-ring for clutch cable
- Clutch cover gasket
- Dot 4 Brake Fluid