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Reviewed by: Dave Langer (dwlanger)
Reviewed for: 2005 Black 1800 VTX1800R (Retro)
Used for: < 1 month
Overall Rating: 4
Ease of install: 4
Would buy again: yes
I opted to install these bars myself, rather than tell my son “your other right” 23 times. I left the bike on the side stand and used a piece of 4x4 to prop the front tire over to allow clearance for the install. It took about an hour and a half, but I took my time. Here's how it went: - Steps 1 & 2 per instructions. - Before step 3, I loosened the horn bracket (12mm) so I could rotate horn and bracket out of the way and use a ratchet on the left side bolts. - Steps 3 & 4 per instructions - Since I was solo, I loosely mounted the right bar by starting the long (center) cap screw at the top, and slid the bottom right bolt through and just started the nut. - I then got the left bar in position, removed the center cap screw and restarted it through both bars, and then started the other two cap screws and the bottom left bolt. - I then started the rest of the bolts per instructions. - I tightened all fasteners down snug to insure good fit and alignment, then I backed them off one at a time to drop some threadlocker on, and then torqued (calibrated wrist) each one tight. - Clearance on the cap screws is pretty tight, so I would highly recommend a 10mm Allen driver for your ratchet – it will make the install much easier. I didn't have one, so I had to turn the Allen wrench with a Vise Grips the last couple of turns. - Don't forget to retighten the horn bracket and both bolts on the right floorboard. That's it – not too painful, and the bike looks nice! I'll get some pics up soon, but now I have to go ride!
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