will cables reach w/ mini apes

Discussion in 'FXR Models' started by murf, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. murf

    murf Active Member

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    Does anyone know if stock HD mini apes, such as from a FXDB, will install on my FXRT with the same cables. 8" tall I think, 1" thick. Looking to get a slight elevation so I can sit up straighter. FXRT will have frame mount fairing on it.
     
  2. 92FXRS

    92FXRS Active Member

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    Murf, have you figured out anything on the mini apes ? If you go with these, I would love to see pictures. I want to put some bars on my FXRS also, but want to see what I'm going to have to change.
     
  3. murf

    murf Active Member

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    Hey, 92FXRS. picking up the bike this weekend and will be checking into getting the fairing, bags and tour pack on it. My pastor says he's got 2 sets of mini apes and I can have one. I don't want to go too tall, just want to sit a little straighter. I'll let you know how it turns out.

    Don't think I'll make it to Cherokee as they're still running tests on me and it seems I'm the only one with a sense of urgency. Well, thats VA for ya. Not complaining too loudly as it's free.
     
  4. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Basically, you have only about 2-3" at most, slack to play with from stock before you have to figure on adding wiring extensions, throttle & hose mods. I would go with extension upgrade kits that usually have all the stuff you need. Go to J&P Cycles or others for the exact fitment, after you determine approximate length you need. :s

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  5. murf

    murf Active Member

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    Thanks 74FAN, I'll look in my catalog.
     
  6. JDPEagle

    JDPEagle Active Member

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    Just installed the H-D mini-apes on my FXDC yesterday (pictures are coming soon).

    I changed:

    1. Clutch, throttle, idle, and brake lines. (I know the clutch cable would not have reached... but I replaced all lines to the Diamondback braided - used the stock lengths for a FXDB)
    2. Turn Signal Relocation.

    I did NOT need any electrical wiring extensions and routed the wiring through the handlebars. It was my first time doing such a thing, and the whole process took about 6-7 hours.

    Good luck!
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    JDPEagle, good call, routing the wires in the bars saves an additional 1 to 2", just enough apparently. BTW for those of you who drill holes for the wire pass-thru, make sure you angle drill for smooth entry, chamfer the edges that taper inwards so the wire insulation is not grooved or pinched in anyway when feeding them through and assembling. Also make sure you disassembe connectors carefully, if possible with the proper pin removal tool to not distort the retainer finger retention system.