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Sorry about the title. it's an error on my part. I actualy meant 508's

I just picked up a set of these handlebars. After months of riding w/ the stock bars.. i'm anxious to get these 508's on my scoot. I've been shopping for bars for a while and almost everyone I have talked to, has recommended these bars. Anyhoo.. what i need help on is:

Do I need to extend any of my cables? If i do.. wich ones do i need to extend? I plan on getting everything cleaned up with braiding and hiding in the bars along w/ the bar swap. Now would be the time to tackle everything on the front end. Can anyone that has this setup, please advise me on what i will need. Thank You!
 

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I put 508s on my RK Custom without longer cables. They'll fit, but just barely. Not sure, but I thought I heard that the Custom may have longer wires/cables because of the beach bars...... but that could be legend.
 

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Hogzilla said:
I put 508s on my RK Custom
Can you tell me the difference bwtn your stock bars and the 508's. Are you happy with that change. iIam asking because I was under the impression that the 508 was very close to the stock bars on the Custom, Thanks
 

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They are similar, but yet they are not the same bend. For me, the RK Custom stock bars had an uncomfortable angle at the wrist. The 508's put me in a more comfortable position, while giving me the bigger bar size I like. If I had to do it over again, I would have gone with apes, like I had on my Heritage, but the 508s are comfortable and fine. I just miss the apes.
 

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I'm sorry again. I failed to realize that RKC could stand for either Custom or Classic. My scoot is a Classic. Thanx for the advice everyone. The link tlr posted is exactly what i needed. Thanx! I wish i had a custom.. i might have tried to do without. Looks like i'll be purchasing +4 steels. Thanx fellas, you guys come through as usual! :thumbsup:

Edit: Anyone know any good retailers for good cables? lol
 

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Thanks for the advice. I am in the process of changing bars to the 508's and doing steel cables. I went with the HD cables in +4 length. HD has not come out with the diamond back steel cable in +4 yet. I am waiting for the parts to come in any day now. I have a Classic and was going crazy deciding on which bars to go with (508 vs 518 vs 517). Finally went with 508 and also have ordered a Corbin Solo. Good luck with yours.
 

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I put 508s on my 06 road king classic, clutch cable worked fine, throttle cables would work but were short (went +6) Handle bar wiring was way short,
I added 6 inches . Hope this helps
 

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Did you cut/add and crimp 6 inches of wire to the existing?
 

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just fyi, i just finished installing the wild 1 504's on my 99 flhrci, and they are AWESOME! I went back and forth between the 518s and the 504s (im 6'1), and in the end, I thankfully decided on the 504's. Absolutely no need for any re-wiring, splicing, lengthening, modifying etc. They fit, they look awesome, and the suit the bike. I just got a solo seat, and even with the lower seating position, the bars are dead on. I have pics if u want to consider selling your 508s on ebay etc, and getting the 504s. Then again, if your reasoning is because of your height, and/or reach, then maybe the 504s arent an option. Just thought I'd plug the 504s.
 

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I had the 508's on mine and didn't like them. Made my wrists and forearms sore. I put on a set of 503's and love em. They're like a Knucklehead bar. Of course I have long arms and that might have been the problem????? Just my -2$en#e-
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I looked at the 503's too, but I thought the 'rise' might me an issue hitting the gas tank cap via the cables on hard right turns....no? The 503's are 2" wider, with 4" less pullback. I also didn't want to regret not having enough pullback so I opted for the 504's. Either bar looks great on a road king, especially without having to extend wiring etc.
 
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