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Default Buckhorn Handlebar Conversion Questions?

Tired of leaning forward on my '91 XLH 883 with forward foot controls, so I found some good used Buckhorn Pullback Bars that should put my hands in a more natural position on the grips also. I have the stock bars on still, and they are like a drag bar that I added a 3" pullback riser to at first to solve the problem, but the risers were not enough to get me leaning back enough. Here's my first question: Is there enough wiring in the headlight housing to pull out and use with the pullback bars? I realize I might have to take off the 3" pull back risers to make this operation work and go back to the stock risers.
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The only real way to tell IMO is to put the new ones on and see what ya got. Doubtful the factory included additional wire.

Maybe someone else here knows more. Good luck.
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Buck horns came stock on my '95. I have seen no mention of different wiring that I am aware of. I would tend to doubt it is different.
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Now that I think of it. My Brothers 95 883 came with the low rise drag type bars on it. He installed Buckhorns. When I bought the bike from him, I put straight drag bars on it.

I don't remember there being any extension to the wiring and it had the stock Deutsch connectors in place. Pretty sure I needed a new front brake hose.

Guess the only way to find out is give it a go.
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I have an 03 S and I converted to buckhorn bars and had no issue with wire length. I had to re route the throttle cables but had little trouble with length once re-routed.
Very very comfortable, I love how they feel.
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In all years of the EVO Rigid Mounts, some models used the Buckhorn bars - P/N 56081-82A.

I would expect that the stock wiring would allow that configuration without lengthening the wiring for the handlebar controls.

I love my buckhorns. Mid-position foot controls provide stability, while my highway bars provide a means to stetch my legs.

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