I'm gonna be really broke now...(Harley-Davidson Project)

Kwik_Cutty88

Kwik_Cutty88

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Some more media on my new exhaust.

I also just ordered 10" 1.25" diameter Mini Apes, Polyurethane riser bushings, and a 1 piece riser clamp. I found this cool company called Venhill that sells "build your own" clutch and throttle cables, so I'll probably be ordering those as well. That way I can route the cables whatever way I want and really dial in the perfect length.


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michmalibuman

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Great story , Love those HD's
 
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Kinda partial to BAGGAH myself, Love the story, true Bike guy. 7 degrees and foot of snow on the ground here, gonna be a while before my baby sees pavement.
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Kwik_Cutty88

Kwik_Cutty88

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Kinda partial to BAGGAH myself, Love the story, true Bike guy. 7 degrees and foot of snow on the ground here, gonna be a while before my baby sees pavement.
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We’re lucky living in the south, we get to ride every month of the year!
 
Kwik_Cutty88

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So I ran into a little snag with the handlebars...

I settled on Khrome Werks 1.25” Diameter 10” Bobber Apes.

I got these bars open box, so I was ok with taking a gamble on fitment. Khrome Werks says they fit the following models:

2007-2017 Fat Boy
2008-2017 Fat Bob
2010-2017 Wide Glide
2013-2017 Breakout.

I figured the reason these wouldn’t fit any other bikes was because of 1.25” risers. Anyway, I took the gamble, mocked everything up, and realized that the brake master cylinder doesn't fit.

Because these are 1.25” bars, there is a “flat” in the tubing that allows the brake master cylinder reservoir to clear the handlebars. What I didn't realize is that the location of these is different. When I tried to mock up the master cylinder, it will not sit flush on the handlebars. Upon closer inspection, it looks like the flats on the handlebars are in different locations.

Here are the new handlebars. Notice the location of the flat is pretty much straight up and down.

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And here it is on my old handlebars.

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So now I kinda backed myself into a corner. The bars were open box-no returns. The risers are already opened, I’m sure I can still return them, but I’ll take a hit on a brand new part.

I know what you’re thinking. “Don’t be cheap! Just sell the handlebars and other parts and find something different!” Well that’s just the problem, I chose these bars specifically for these measurements, and after mocking everything up and giving it a test sit, I actually like the way they feel.

I’m thinking of trying to find a used 2008 Fat Bob master cylinder. I can’t see why this wouldn’t interchange. Dual disk front brakes, 11/16” bore, and should work with my new handlebars.
 
DRIVEN

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Seems like a logical solution.
 

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