Replace cables on beach bars?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Cambo, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Cambo

    Cambo Member

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    I am considering replacing my buck bars with some burly beach 1 1/4. I really like the look of them. Does anyone know if I would need to replace the clutch or brake cables with these bars? I believe that my current cables are stock.

    The Burly beach bars that I want have the following specs:

    Height: 2.875"

    Width: 38.5”

    Pull Back: 15.75”

    Center Width: 9.5"

    Tube Dia: 1.25”


    Bars are 1" dia at the grips
    and clamp areas.


    Thanks, Cambo
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Cambo, the real question is the "delta" or change between the stockers and the new bars...generally if the difference is more than a couple inches up or back you will need wiring extensions (4" and 8" lengths are common) and cables/hoses by about the same. JP Cycles has the handlebar wiring extensions...
     
  3. afriventure

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    Cambo -great to see someone that rides an older lady like me!

    I had the beach bars on mine and still have them, they look nice fitted.
    I had mine replaced for transport reasons- trailoring- too wide with another ride on same trailor, but never the less.

    My cables etc are longer than standard, I cept them like that as I might put those "beachies" back!
     
  4. Cambo

    Cambo Member

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    Guys, thanks for the great info.. spurred more food for thought -- I am now undecided on bikini narrow"er" beachers or very wide.. then the question is to go with burly 1.25 or standard 1". I guess I have some measuring to do to see if the stock cables will work.. never even thought about the brake hose, good grief. I do like the thought of having a very "clean" look of wiring hidden through bars.
     
  5. kngfsh80

    kngfsh80 Member

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    I had the same bars you have and replaced them with beach bars. I was able to run my wires inside the bars and in my case I did not have to add to the wiring or do any cable changing. The bars I put on are 1". Have an end rise of 5", 13" pullback and are 36" wide.
     
  6. Springer Fan

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    I just replaced the stock buckhorns on my Heritage Springer with the Chubby 1 1/4" beach bars. The best improvement I have made on the bike so far! I did have to add about 8 inches to the turn signal wires but everything else was fine. I finished the job on a Wednesday and went on a 1500 mile ride on that Friday. What a difference in the ride and look. I get complements on her all the time.:bigsmiley24:
     
  7. Cambo

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    I have been putting this off but it sounds like I am going to have to do it. Thanks for the feedback guys, I appreciate your comments/experiences.