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Cruiser Parts Installation... gheesh!

Lesson 1.... getting a Harley dealer to install Harley parts on your Harley is a bitch!


What other options do you guys use for installation of parts on your cruisers... Small things I'm okay with doing myself, but the electrical stuff I'm having the dealer do...

Where do you guys go? Anyone got a guy?

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Heritage Harley in Lisle - Great shop
I have an appt with them next week... I'm about to cruise down there to pay for the parts.... They said they have to keep the bike for 3 days to get all the parts installed...... ahh well.... what do you do!

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Try finding someone on the side. Vern does alot of different stuff, not sure if he does electrical on Harley's.

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I have an appt with them next week... I'm about to cruise down there to pay for the parts.... They said they have to keep the bike for 3 days to get all the parts installed...... ahh well.... what do you do!
Tell Joe the Sales Mgr I said what up - GREAT guy

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The guys at Heritage have been good to me over the years. If you already have the parts & need work done outside a dealer, I would try Gus (Resurrecion is his SN).
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I am doing the work myself. I called Wild Fire to find out how much tossing 2 new tires on my Road King cost and they said $550 OTD. FU I said. I bout the tires online myself at $300 and took the rims off myself and I am changing them myself.


Granted I did have to buy a craftsman motorcycle lift at $100 online that I picked up in person 3 blocks from my house but I am sure I will be using that many times just like my pitbull stands.


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You do new tubes & rim straps too?
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You do new tubes & rim straps too?
Tubes yes. Not straps.
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Same here. Straps still looked fine. $550 for tires seems more than a little heavy though!
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I do all my own work for the.most part, but your ? isn't letting anyone know what your looking to have done. Im sure people could help if they knew what you were doing. I only have.motor work done.at the dealer, everything else can be done with a manual and $100 craftsman lift. IMO

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