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Old 11-07-2004, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dyna Wide Glide bars on a Softail Standard?

I know they're basically the same front end. But I was wondering if anyone has taken the stock bars and risers off od a wide glide and put them on a Standard without having to modify cables, wires or lines. It looks like it should work just fine but I was hoping someone here has actually pulled it off. I know it's a long shot but does anyone have any pics of a Standard with Wide Glide bars and risers?

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Old 11-07-2004, 09:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on the stock bars

If you have a Standard with pullback risers and low bars, you will have to change the clutch cable and possibly extend the wiring. If you have a set of buckhorn bars, the wideglide bars will bolt right on.
Here is a picture of my 2004 Standard with a set of Wild 1 chubby bars, which are almost identical to the stock Wideglide bars. I have put several sets of Wideglide bars on Softail Customs and other DYNAs
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Old 11-08-2004, 12:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Shep,
Very good looking ride, looks great, not standard that's for sure!! Neat bike lift/stand you have there, it is handy isn't it?

John34,
Why not go all the way with some Chubbys 502's if you like the ape hanger look, plus you can do internal wiring?
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Old 11-08-2004, 07:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you have a Standard with pullback risers and low bars, you will have to change the clutch cable and possibly extend the wiring. If you have a set of buckhorn bars, the wideglide bars will bolt right on.
Here is a picture of my 2004 Standard with a set of Wild 1 chubby bars, which are almost identical to the stock Wideglide bars. I have put several sets of Wideglide bars on Softail Customs and other DYNAs
Nice bike..., nice lift..


I'm planing to change my bars (fxts) and since you have some experiences, your advises are welcome.

I have the factory Manual, but the more I read it, the less I'm confident.
How difficult is it to change the clutch cable ? what should we take care of ?
Do you have to change the gasket between the clutch release cover and the bearing housing asm?
Do you have to drain the transmission housing ?

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Old 11-08-2004, 08:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Not a tough job, just take your time.

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Nice bike..., nice lift..


I'm planing to change my bars (fxts) and since you have some experiences, your advises are welcome.

I have the factory Manual, but the more I read it, the less I'm confident.
How difficult is it to change the clutch cable ? what should we take care of ?
Do you have to change the gasket between the clutch release cover and the bearing housing asm?
Do you have to drain the transmission housing ?

Thanks.
The hardest part to me is taking off the gas tank to access the wiring, and that is only because you have to drain the tank and remove the crossover line and unplug all the wiring.
You will have to drain the transmission to replace the clutch cable. The cable change is pretty straight forward. You might want to consider putting in an "easy clutch" while you are in there. I wish I did at the time. The gasket should be OK if it's not to old.
I ALWAYS cut and splice the wiring. I do not fool with trying to get the wires out of the plug ins. It really is easy as long as you stagger your splices and use shrink tubing. If anything, you will have to lengthen the wiring, so you have to cut the wires anyways. I have never had a problem with wiring I have cut and sliced, but have had problems when I have tried to unplug the little connectors. Can't seem to get the plugs back in tight enough.
If you have any specific questions about changing your bars, e-mail me at jeshep@hotmail.com.

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Old 11-08-2004, 09:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If you have a Standard with pullback risers and low bars, you will have to change the clutch cable and possibly extend the wiring. If you have a set of buckhorn bars, the wideglide bars will bolt right on.
Here is a picture of my 2004 Standard with a set of Wild 1 chubby bars, which are almost identical to the stock Wideglide bars. I have put several sets of Wideglide bars on Softail Customs and other DYNAs

THanks Shep. I think it'll work just fine.

E Z Rider, The reason I'm getting the Dyna bars is because from the get go that's what I had planned on doing. Low and behold, I found an ad on a local website where a guy is selling the stock bars and risers for his Wide Glide for a mere $45. I can't pass that deal up. The risers alone at Harley areclose to $100.
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Thats why I love this forum so much...

Quick answer and good advices..

Thanks again
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Old 11-09-2004, 12:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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THanks Shep. I think it'll work just fine.

E Z Rider, The reason I'm getting the Dyna bars is because from the get go that's what I had planned on doing. Low and behold, I found an ad on a local website where a guy is selling the stock bars and risers for his Wide Glide for a mere $45. I can't pass that deal up. The risers alone at Harley areclose to $100.
when you get them on post some pictures. i also want to go with
the wide glide bars on my fxst.
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Old 11-09-2004, 11:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If you go to a 2" riser and nothing more than 12.5" bars you will not have to change out the brake cable, clutch cable or wiring. Works out great.

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