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Black 8" Paul Yafee monkey bagger bars

Discussion in 'Projects' started by badinfluence63, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. badinfluence63

    badinfluence63 Well-Known Member

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    whhhoooowee yeah me! Man what a difference in the ride. Nite and day better that the stock bars. First off it takes what I consider the angle off the wrist. Stock mirrors up a smidge which is better as now I can see them in the corner of my eye instead of looking down. Arms straight out just shy of shoulder height. Much more comfortable. And I got 50$ off the price when I bought them.

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    Fatboy128 Well-Known Member

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    Black bars!? yer bad azz! LOL
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    badinfluence63 Well-Known Member

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    Hey now FB... how's by you these day?

    No bad azz here at all.

    Yeah not a chrome guy. If I made bus drivers pay l'd blacken out the front end, the console,gas lid,exhaust,primary and whatever else I could,lol.
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    Fatboy128 Well-Known Member

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    you know what they say... "once ya go ..."
    I'm ok. Got my left wing in a sling. Aggravated arthritis in my shoulder bad, replacing bricks in my chimney Hurt a nerve. Pain from shoulder to fingers. Ive been putting off for years shoulder replacement. Start driving next week, I hope anyway Right now its not good
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    badinfluence63 Well-Known Member

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    And it's true,lol.

    Sorry to hear that. Pushing things past your age limit. We try but can't do like we use to. I'm still whacking away on all those down trees. I try to get out there early because when it starts getting hot I'm done. The heat sucks the life out of me. I switch to the other side of the house to trim the shit tons of bushs but which are now in the shade. And now I sit here with acking wrists,ankles and right shoulder. And frustrated that I can't do as much as I use to.

    Feel better! And for the love of God take it easy.
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice look did you do the install?
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    badinfluence63 Well-Known Member

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    Researched it, watched do it yourself videos. Looked doable but decided to let the people who do it all the time. Too many disconnect wires, water seal and wire positioning to trust me putting them all back where they belong. The wire twister sensor pins removal..holy crap,lol. Not to mention the potential for surface damage is high with the flipping of the outer fairing up and down. Did make sure to have them replace the stock rubber riser bushings with polyurethane bushings as I heard the rubber ones wear quicker with higher bars?
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well a good man knows his limitations LOL

    Yeah the rubber wears but it takes some time, the polly will stiffen it up
    you might feel a bit more vibrations, I had them on my Heritage when I went
    14 inch on the apes plus risers so having it stiff was a necessity.
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    badinfluence63 Well-Known Member

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    That's what she said...OH! Couldn't help it,lol.


    Yeah the task looked over my pay grade, a lot to it, mostly plug and play stuff every where not the least being the 2 handle bar switch boxs. But the hairiest were those wire twister sensor pins had fubar written all over it for me. Real delicate work. Lots of minutia going in one way. I felt very confident I'd get everything off....

    The more I ride it the more I am convinced it is for the best. I rode everything stock for a year to give it all a chance.
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    Yup . . . taller bars make for a better ride on the ol' back. I have 12" apes on my ride with poly bushings. Can't believe how much wiring is inside a bagger fairing - I've seen lots of it. Nice job & looks clean, too!
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    Agree, doing bars on a bagger is a real PITA. Doable but nowhere near as easy as on bikes without the fairing to remove or wires to route. I've had a set sitting around for a while waiting for some free time... which never seems to come.

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