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12" apehangers

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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.
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