Yaffe Monkey Bars

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I ordered my 10in Monkey bars today and will see them in 3 days. Is it really that hard to run the wires internally? Any hints or tips?

Can't wait these stock bars are killing my neck and shoulders.
 

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Yours wont be too bad since you dont have TBW, I have done two bikes with TBW and wanted to kill myself half way through! Mine was much easier without the throttle wires.
 

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try some dish soap or they actually make a soap just for pulling wire in pipe its made by IDEAL home depot in the electrical department . dont just poor it down the bar wipe it on the wire itself. WARNING: ITS MESSY. LOL
 

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It really helps to have two people, one to push the wires, and one to pull.....Work em back and fourth. Its hard to hold down the bars and push and pull at the same time. I did mine in about 2 hours. The TBW bikes I did took much longer. Lube helps, I also take all the factory coverings off and cover the wires with shrink tubing, it doesnt bunch up and cause problems.
 

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hear is another trick use a pull string or even an old speedo cable or a fish tape. we electricians use these. but stagger the wires when taping them up . this keeps the head small and is easier to get around the bends.


tape all wires together and tape to string wire fish tape what ever you may use . should only be 5 minute job. give or take.
 

JJSW1283

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I've found what works good for fishing and pulling is small ball chain. It falls right through the bars, then tape your wires to the other end. Available at hardware store by the foot. Get stainless if available.

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use a flat metal fish tape. Feed enough through to tape the entire length of wire to the fishtape without twisting it. then pull it through without twisting. The idea is to let the fish slide on the burrs and not your wire.
 

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you should just cancel the order. yaffe bars suck to wire. I've done some that go right away and some that i can't even get tbw alone through and i returned them. alloy art make bars that look just like them and smoother on bends. wires slide right through. i wires br bars, carlini, alloy art full internal with tbw, controls, brake line, hydraulic clutch line all internal no problem. yaffe not a chance.
 

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hear is another trick use a pull string or even an old speedo cable or a fish tape. we electricians use these. but stagger the wires when taping them up . this keeps the head small and is easier to get around the bends.


tape all wires together and tape to string wire fish tape what ever you may use . should only be 5 minute job. give or take.
if you dont have tbw it should be easy as hell. the tbw side is the bitch!
 

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On TBW, an easy way to avoid the problem is to extend the wires so that the small green plug is not in the handlebars any more. When I did mine, all connections were inside the fairing.

I used bricklayers rope. I tied a nut to the end and dropped it through the bars. Then with the wiring staggered, and crimped with thin, non insulated buttsplices I bought at Radio shock and all connections shrink wrapped, I lubed the crap out of the wires with hand lotion and then took my time.

That first bent is gonna kill ya. My bars are all curved bends so mine went right in.

If the wires survive the insall and you check he wires to ensure there is no torn insulation and shorting out to ground, then you should never have a problem.

Good luck!

~Joe
 

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