Handlebar switch wiring length?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by amckay63, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. amckay63

    amckay63 Member

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    I'm putting some new bars on my 2008 RG, probably 12-16" apes, and know I'll have to put longer clutch and brake cables and an extension for the TBW. The question I have is... how much, if any slack is there in the HB switch wires? Will I have to modify/lengthen them, or is there an extension adapter, or is there enough slack that I won't have to do anything?

    Thanks,
    Adam
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    There is some slack but not enough for that.. there is a place that makes TBW wire plug and play extensions .. i dont remember where i had to get a new computer and lost all the links

    Also if you have ABS you will have to have the dealer bleed the ABS so i have been told i didnt really look into it as i had more than enough slack when i changed my bars.

    Most of the Wires on my Road King had about 3 inchs of slack Moco dont leave ya a lot of extra
     
  3. amckay63

    amckay63 Member

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    Thanks, Bud. The TBW extension I can get from Barnett. I guess I'll have to solder in some extensions for the rest.
     
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    glider Veteran Member

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    hogrotten Junior Member

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    i read in american iron mag. that barnetts make the tbw extensions and they are reasonably priced,like $34 or sonething like that.
     
  7. amckay63

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    Yeah, Barnetts makes a plug and play extension and that's what I'm going to get. I looked at the Novello wiring extensions for the handlebar switch wiring, but I'm not real comfortable with the pin & socket way they do it. Also, at $70 or so for the RG (cruise and radio), it's overpriced, IMO. For me, a roll of wire, some heat shrink and I'll solder the connections for a stronger connection. May be more of a hassle, but I'll have peace of mind.