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Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: So. Dak. Sioux Falls
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I have run HD bars on three different bikes.
That indent is not "necessary". It's kind of a convienence for cables coming out of the switch boxes, but is not critical to the install.
Actually our switchboxes fit better without indents on the bars.
If you are using stock cables and stock wires, go with "non drilled" "non dimpled" bars.
I get mine from Flanders and am very happy with them.
1965 Harley M50
2005 Suzuki C50
2006 Suzuki M50 turned bobber
2007 1600 Kawasaki Classic
2008 FLHX Street Glide 105th Anniversary #1387
2015 FLHCUL Ultra Classic Low
USAF 1973-1977 SoDak ANG 1977-2010
While it may be impossible to please everyone, pissing them off is certainly within my reach.