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Hi everyone, new here so if this has already been covered, I apologize. I am wanting to upgrade my handlebars on a VN800 classic to 12" apes, does anyone know if I have to change my cables and hoses or if I can just re-route them?? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
 

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Change them out. And plan to lengthen the bar switch wiring harnesses. Even if the stock pieces physically fit with the higher bars (and sometimes they do), you add a considerable strain the the components. I've built a lot of high bar equipped bikes. Trust me on this.

This bike runs 15" bars. New brake hose, clutch/throttle cables, extended wiring harnesses. And the kill switch harness still got torn in half.
-Scruffy
 

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i guess experience is the best teacher so for anyone else wanting to know. i put 12" apes on and the throttle cables had to be rerouted(which i already had from my previous risers) and the clutch cable is too short. also the electrical is really tight, and internal wiring looks much better. the brake line has play in it and works fine but may need to be redone to make it look better. thats just what i've found, thought i'd pass it along.
 

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Change them out. And plan to lengthen the bar switch wiring harnesses. Even if the stock pieces physically fit with the higher bars (and sometimes they do), you add a considerable strain the the components. I've built a lot of high bar equipped bikes. Trust me on this.

This bike runs 15" bars. New brake hose, clutch/throttle cables, extended wiring harnesses. And the kill switch harness still got torn in half.
-Scruffy
nice n' clean workshop !!! :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
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i guess experience is the best teacher so for anyone else wanting to know. i put 12" apes on and the throttle cables had to be rerouted(which i already had from my previous risers) and the clutch cable is too short. also the electrical is really tight, and internal wiring looks much better. the brake line has play in it and works fine but may need to be redone to make it look better. thats just what i've found, thought i'd pass it along.
did you reroute the throttle cables behind the trees? I am thinking of doing that rather than buying 6" overs - but they might be too kinked going behind the trees?
 

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yea i had 3.5" phatrisers on before the 12" bars so i already had that done but yea i have the throttle cables ran behind and they work fine.i did pull them out of the lil "holder" attached to the frame though. but test road it today and everything works great.
 
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