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:huh: I tried the search, but didn't find anything. I have been thinking about installing an enclosed chrome Sportster C riser assembly (comes with indicator lights on handlevar clamp) on my 04 Lowrider. These look good on the new bikes I have saw and think it would be a simple? way to get the indicator lights on the bars and still maintain a clean look. These appear to have about the same rise and setback as the factory Lowrider risers, so everything should fit back, except for indicator light wiring changes. ANYBODY have any knowledge of this swap. Any information would be appreciated.
 

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The risers mount the same so this should work. Do you have the part numbers as I have wanted to move the indicator lights off the headlamp as well, 05 low ryder. Are you going to leave the old indicator assembly in place and unplugged or is there a chrome panel that replaces it? I know you can buy a chrome cover with no indicater assembly but that drives the cost of the mod up.
 

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dres22 said:
The risers mount the same so this should work. Do you have the part numbers as I have wanted to move the indicator lights off the headlamp as well, 05 low ryder. Are you going to leave the old indicator assembly in place and unplugged or is there a chrome panel that replaces it? I know you can buy a chrome cover with no indicater assembly but that drives the cost of the mod up.
I don't have the part numbers yet, but will check with local dealer first chance I get. I intend to remove the existing indicator assembly and make a plug (plate) for the hole from aluminum. Should be easy to make and polish to look right at home there.
 

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jeepnut said:
:huh: I tried the search, but didn't find anything. I have been thinking about installing an enclosed chrome Sportster C riser assembly (comes with indicator lights on handlevar clamp) on my 04 Lowrider. These look good on the new bikes I have saw and think it would be a simple? way to get the indicator lights on the bars and still maintain a clean look. These appear to have about the same rise and setback as the factory Lowrider risers, so everything should fit back, except for indicator light wiring changes. ANYBODY have any knowledge of this swap. Any information would be appreciated.
Jeepnut, you are refering to the riser/clamp/speedo setup on the '04-'05 Sportster Custom models, right?
As a previous owner of an '05 XL883C i have fears that the speedo will not clear the fuel tank on your bike.
Notice how close the speedo cup is to the sporty's fuel tank, which is lower and more set back then the fatbob tank on most dynas.

 

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Jeepnut, you are refering to the riser/clamp/speedo setup on the '04-'05 Sportster Custom models, right?
As a previous owner of an '05 XL883C i have fears that the speedo will not clear the fuel tank on your bike.
Notice how close the speedo cup is to the sporty's fuel tank, which is lower and more set back then the fatbob tank on most dynas.

I planned to leave the speedometer off the handlebar bar if I do the swap. The Lowrider has the tach & speedometer in the tank console. Looking at the Sportster setup it appears the speedometer & bracket can be left off and it will look OK. Thats an assumption only, so I was hoping to hear from someone who had done this. I have found a nice aftermarket clamp with built in LED's from http://www.yankeeengineuity.com/, but I hate to purchase something like this until I can actually see one in person.
Thanks.
 

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jeepnut said:
I planned to leave the speedometer off the handlebar bar if I do the swap. The Lowrider has the tach & speedometer in the tank console. Looking at the Sportster setup it appears the speedometer & bracket can be left off and it will look OK. Thats an assumption only, so I was hoping to hear from someone who had done this. I have found a nice aftermarket clamp with built in LED's from http://www.yankeeengineuity.com/, but I hate to purchase something like this until I can actually see one in person.
Thanks.
Well, if you plan to use the stock '04-'05 XL-C clamp, forget it.
The clamp-light housing-speedo cup is a unit construction single unit.
You cannot just take the clamp, unless you are planning on buying one,
cutting off the speedo cup and then re-chromeing the piece.
But even then it will not look good since the speedo cup will leave a recess.
It is one solid chunk of cast aluminium that holdes both the lights and the speedo.

That yankee-enginuity clamp YE-B-03 looks nice
(did you check with them it will connect to the OEM connector found on the new bikes?)
but it will not give you the complete riser bulk look you mentioned.

The new XL-C riser/clamp unit is heavy and bulky.
It is different from the previous setup found on pre-'04 XL-C's in that it is not
just chromed tin covering slim risers, but a unit construction, billet-style chunk of chromed aluminium.
Oh, and another drawback is the riser block will NOT fit with standard top clamps, as the bolt pattern is different.

 

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Bobber rider said:
Well, if you plan to use the stock '04-'05 XL-C clamp, forget it.
The clamp-light housing-speedo cup is a unit construction single unit.
You cannot just take the clamp, unless you are planning on buying one,
cutting off the speedo cup and then re-chromeing the piece.
But even then it will not look good since the speedo cup will leave a recess.
It is one solid chunk of cast aluminium that holdes both the lights and the speedo.
That yankee-enginuity clamp YE-B-03 looks nice
(did you check with them it will connect to the OEM connector found on the new bikes?)
but it will not give you the complete riser bulk look you mentioned.

The new XL-C riser/clamp unit is heavy and bulky.
It is different from the previous setup found on pre-'04 XL-C's in that it is not
just chromed tin covering slim risers, but a unit construction, billet-style chunk of chromed aluminium.
Oh, and another drawback is the riser block will NOT fit with standard top clamps, as the bolt pattern is different.

Thanks for this information. Just what I was wanting to find out before trying to order parts. Most dealer parts people are helpful as possible, given their knowledge of factory applications, but one-off projects really confuses most of them. I knew someone had the practical knowledge to answer this.
 

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riser with indicator lights for fxdl

Can't you just use an oem 06 riser set up? They now have the indicator lights mounted in there as they have done away with the headlight brow.
 
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