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Old 22nd February 2012
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Default I just have all sorts of questions

First off, i have a 2011 XL1200C with the stock handlebars, which means i have absolutely no room for any handlebar attachments, I'm looking for bars with just a few more inches of space to put my speakers on, cuz the ones i have, don't fit. Continuing on that, theres no way i wanna pay 800 bucks to have my bars replaced, id rather just buy it and replace it myself. All the wires, brakes, everything i know will make it complicated but theres gotta be some good advice or instructions out there somewhere. And also, being 6 foot 4, I'm thinking maybe a riser for the bar? i just need info on risers, what to get what not to get I've been doing research for hours and i have no idea what to get, theres just so many, and so many bars as well.

Secondly, i want to put a halo headlamp on my bike, much similar to the one on the camaro SS. However, the lamp goes up to the 2010' XL1200C model, but the lamps are the same size, so why couldn't i get that lamp and put it on the 2011' XL1200C

Lastly, i want to replace my speedometer with the dakota digital sportster speedometer. Has anybody put this on their bike? This looks amazing and i really want to get it, is it really as simple as taking off the old one, and plugging this one on?

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Bars are like a$$holes everyone's got one and an opinion on them...your riser will depend on you bars and the height you want to achieve. Sit on the bike close your eyes and put your hands where you want them...open your eyes and do a measure of height. That will give you an idea of where to start on size, then style is personal. There is a sticky on here in the handlebar section about how to do a swap out quickly, but if changing out cables and extending wiring, it's much more time consuming. you can youtube the subject of changing them and several videos will come up wih helpful points and of course people will answer questions on here. Do you have a manual? Must have one...
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Bars are like a$$holes everyone's got one and an opinion on them...your riser will depend on you bars and the height you want to achieve. Sit on the bike close your eyes and put your hands where you want them...open your eyes and do a measure of height. That will give you an idea of where to start on size, then style is personal. There is a sticky on here in the handlebar section about how to do a swap out quickly, but if changing out cables and extending wiring, it's much more time consuming. you can youtube the subject of changing them and several videos will come up wih helpful points and of course people will answer questions on here. Do you have a manual? Must have one...
This is really good advice. Listen to it. Welcome to the forum. The best advice I can give you is the Google search bar at the bottom left is going to be your greatest tool here. The search function at the top of the page is useless.
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+1 on the manual. The MOCO one. If you dont go too high with the risers, you can reroute the wiring & clutch cable to get enough slack to avoid the purchase of extensions. The brake line will need to be replaced, tho. It's well worth it to get a braided line for the brake. I put 10" mini-apes, which is about a 6" height increase, on my '09C & the brake line was the only thing that I paid for, other than the bars.
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Regarding the bars - If you're not planning on internal wiring, then the install isn't all that bad. Assuming that you're going to go with 12" bars or better, you'll be extending the wiring and replacing the throttle/idle cables, brake line and clutch cable. Just take your time and document the layout of the connectors before you take them apart!

If your going to wire the bars internally, get lots of beer. For 12" bars, I strongly recommend that you run the factory wiring through the bars BEFORE extending it, then make your splices.

I had bad luck with the Burly cable and extension kit and their customer service, but others that I've spoken with have not had any problems. It is cheap.

And like was said above... You must have the manual. It's invaluable.
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