heritage bars on Rking flhr

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Billbo, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Billbo

    Billbo Junior Member

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    I have been told by several HD Dealers that ALL cables and lines would need to be replaced when installing Heritage style bars on my Road King. $1500 estimate. But I read on forums that folks have installed these bars 56902-08 on 2011 FLHRs with NO need to replace anything but the bars.

    Does anyone here have any experience with all this. I hate to (I wont) spend $1500 to install $89 handle bars.

    Help!

    Bill
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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  3. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    One requirement I had when purchasing my 2013 flhr,was to add 2014 Heritage style bars.It was just the bars that needed to be changed.Someone's made a mistake,or is deliberately misleading you.I have found at my dealership,it's usually someone making a mistake.
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    My RK is much older but the Heritage bars went right on. All that was needed was to tweak the solid brake line a little where it comes down the right bar.
     
  5. plow boy

    plow boy Member

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    I had heritage bars put on my 2012 rk by the dealer when they were repairing [replacing frame] after I hit a dog. The service manager said it didn't require new cables. The bars did look different, which I wasn't too crazy about but the low speed handling [parking lots mainly] made up for that.
     
  6. chuck60

    chuck60 Active Member

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    I had mine done before, and NO cables or wires had to be change, they are trying to take you for a ride.

    Try the reduced reach road king bars, I have them on my 2013 road king and they look good and have great handling at slow speeds.
     
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  7. caberto

    caberto Member

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    I replaced mine myself with the heritage bars shortly after I got my 2010 RK new. Went in without an issue using the same stock cables.

    They either don't know or trying to take you for a LONG ride.
     
  8. Roadking7

    Roadking7 New Member

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    I have a 07 RK and put the Heritage Bars on it with no problems, use all the same wires and cables
     
  9. spd301

    spd301 New Member

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    I've put Heritage bars on my 2004 Road King and just has a black set put on my 2013 Road Glide, neither project required new cables or harnesses. I had the wiring run external to save money. Internal can get expensive.
     
  10. atm33

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    Obviously the dealer doesn't care to read the forums... Bought my '08 FLHRC used, and the Heritage bars had already been put on. Everything appears to have been a direct swap-- nothing new added.