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So I'm looking at putting 12" Yaffes on my street glide. I know a lot people here have done them their self but I dunno if I am confident enough to take it on myself so I did some checking at my local stealership. The ? is should it really take a dealer 10+ hours to install? That just the sounds like a lot for me to believe. Trying to do bars on a budget sucks and they quoted me around $1500. Damn I thought I was good when I had and extra $800 set aside. Might have to wait a bit longer... Thanks for any feedback
 

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Do it yourself and save you some $$, that will come in handy for gas...

Just take your time and don't try to rush. Its not hard, maybe just a lil time consuming. If ya don't have a service manual ya might get one, could save you some time and frustration.

Good luck and post up some pics......
 

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If you want to save some money do it yourself and ya it may take you longer but don't give em your beer money. Parts around $700 for bars brake line clutch cable and wires.Easy job just take your time
 

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when I got my used electra glide, the salesman told me that the apes that were on it would run be about 1,500 to 2,000. I thought he was talking about the price of the bars and figured he was BSing me. But now that you say what installing them would cost, I guess he was telling the truth.

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when I got my used electra glide, the salesman told me that the apes that were on it would run be about 1,500 to 2,000. I thought he was talking about the price of the bars and figured he was BSing me. But now that you say what installing them would cost, I guess he was telling the truth.

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Yes... I was quoted 1800 from the dealership... That's why mine are stock right now... But I do look to have them done in the future...

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They really aren't hard to do yourself except if you have abs. then you will need a little help from the dealer. It's an easy weekend job.
 

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Not hard to do at all. I even have abs on my bike. Just a little more aggravating having to take the tank off to run a brake line. I questioned having to take it to dealer to get the abs back right after installation like the manual said and local Indy guy who left harley to start his own shop said not that he had done many like mine with no problems. And to this day I've not had a single problem and it hasn't been to dealership either.
 

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Nobody local here on the forum that can lend a hand??
 

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There a lot of work to do, so I get why the dealerships charge out the wazzu to do it.

But, there is no one step that is particularly hard. I have done bar swap on a cabled bike and a TBW bike, and one is no harder than the other. As said, you just have to take your time and pay attention to what you are doing.

To Stangs point, if you have a buddy who has done it to hang out with you, it helps a lot.
 

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You definitely need to check with other dealers. About a year and a half ago I wanted Heritage style bars on my '13 Road Glide. Bought the bars from the dealer--$79 or $80. Asked service manager what they would charge for install. He quoted me one hour labor @ $75. He got the job! And my RG has ABS, TBW, Security system.
 

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You definitely need to check with other dealers. About a year and a half ago I wanted Heritage style bars on my '13 Road Glide. Bought the bars from the dealer--$79 or $80. Asked service manager what they would charge for install. He quoted me one hour labor @ $75. He got the job! And my RG has ABS, TBW, Security system.
Your swap required very little effort compared to apes on a batwing.
 

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I have a couple weeks of vacation coming up. I have gathered all of the parts. With any luck, and maybe some guidance from Chasarms, I will have Chubbys installed. I was a little nervous but after reading all this, I figure worst case it ends up at My Indy getting fixed.


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Not having an actual garage to work/tear down in doesn't help.

Was $1500 with parts, or just labor??


If only there was someone local, or within riding distance, that could do them.
 

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They really aren't hard to do yourself except if you have abs. then you will need a little help from the dealer. It's an easy weekend job.

What's the difference for abs bikes? Taking the fuel tank off is a cakewalk and the brake's banjo fittings are simple as well.

I'm not all that local but I'd be willing to help a guy out.
 
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