Hope all is well with everyone! I have recently seen a lot of post going out to old and some new threads about handlebar replacement on Ultra's.
I have a 2008 Ultra that I purchased 1" Paul Yaffe 10" apehangers. I have had a few friends tell me that I won't be able to internally run the control wires, including the throttle fly-by-wire in these 1" bars. I spoke to Paul Yaffe himself and he insists that if I follow his provided directions, the wire will go through, and I won't have to do any extending because there is enough length on the stock harnesses. I have to believe that he knows what he is talking about!
My question for all you "wrench-heads" is about the fork lock/ignition. His directions start with after the stock handlebars have been removed. The HD
manual says to use special tools (I don't have my manual in front of me to know those tool part #'s) for removing the ignition/fork lock, but Paul Yaffe's Service Manager says that a small pick type tool will access the release button on the underside of the ignition/lock, and that the other tool to remove the ignition connector is not necessary to perform.
Can anyone give some advice? I don't want to pay someone or HD
$500 - $1000 to do this; what sounds like a fairly easy job, although it will be time consuming. Thanks all!