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Handlebars, AAARRRRGH!

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Tech Talk' started by Red Rider, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Red Rider

    Red Rider Well-Known Member

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    Hey, BI! Things are fine, and, really, the only problem with the bar replacement is I'm cheap! About to ride out to & through CA for a few days, only about 800 miles or so on the trip, total. That'll be a good warm-up for Cherry the Heritage, as temps will vary from the 30s to the high 90s during my ride. I'll check in on return - time to ride!!!!
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    Ride safe, have fun,
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    Living the dream bro,living the dream.
  4. Alax Jordan

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    Can I make my handlebar like that?
  5. Red Rider

    Red Rider Well-Known Member

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    Road thru much of CA, over the last week, at least the center from coast to the Sierras (still lots of snow). Mid 30's to high 90's temperatures, all on the same days. Road sleeveless over Donner Pass/I-80 from CA to NV at night because I was still hot from riding the Central Valley during the day...got real friggin' cold, alright! Wherever I checked, at indy shops & H-D, I keep coming up with the same answers: the indy shops won't do my bike bars without a waiver, and the H-D shops want big bucks. 5 shops in all. The biggest complaint is that without H-D software, the bike will start throwing codes.

    I doubt this situation will last forever. Shops and tech will catch up. My plan now is to wait until I'm ready to get new pipes (probably just slip-ons) and do it all at once. Since this is my first EFI bike, I still have a whole lot to learn about the computer side of modern bikes - or I'll just pay to get it done. Really, is it wrenching if ya change stuff from a keyboard?
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    FWIW Spoke with Phil, he said he's done plenty of the new bikes with CANBUS and none have had issues requiring the dealer to flash the ecm...
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    I don't doubt it, but why the hell do I keep getting these answers? Does no one want to work anymore? If the electronics ain't the issue, I can't see why it takes 10 hours to replace a break line. :banghead:Maybe I will just ride out to Phil's...but not today. Another off-road, back-country trip, first.
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    God bless ya RR, get er done you crazy guy. You live it a great location for great riding access and you do a good job taking advantage of it. You Must be retired?
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    Yeah, military mustang - retired at 44, and a dozen operations later am finally healthy enough (with pharma assist) to do a whole lot of stuff. The best thing, though, is I married well - she supports all my craziness. Wish everyone were as happily married as us - though I've no idea why she's as happy she is!

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