Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Control & Comfort

Everybody knows stock sucks. That’s why there is an entire segment of the motorcycle market dedicated to making riders’ bikes work and look better. Take for instance this 2013 H-D 883 Iron Sportster. Sure, it’s a great-looking bike as it currently sat, but, man, it could look and feel better with just a few more custom items. That is why we decided to give this bike a handlebar upgrade with some 10-inch Burly Jail bars and an extended brake line and cable kit. We upped the ante even more with a set of Performance Machine grips and PM mirrors. Here is how it went down.

Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

First, remove the tank.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Expose the wiring harness and disconnect your lights and gauge wiring.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Remove the top clamp.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Remove the eyebrow.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Release the tension on the clutch line.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Release the tension on the throttle/idle cables.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Remove the brake-side clamshell.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Pro Tip: Use a moving blanket or towel to protect paint.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Pop open the clip to expose the pins.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Take at least one photo or use the wiring diagram sheet provided.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

A welding rod or paper clip can help release the pins inside the clip.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Welding rod and paper clip: tools to help release the pins inside the clip.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Remove all wiring and switches from old bar.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

New parts to be installed.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Use a hanger or rod to help pull the wire loom.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Use the diagram or photos to ensure the pins are in the correct positions.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Remove the derby cover to expose the clutch assembly.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Remove the old clutch line via a 9/16 wrench.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Pull that pesky O-ring.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Install the new clutch cable.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Reassemble the clutch line throw.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Adjust your clutch. Refer back to your manual for adjustment.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Closeup on the clutch assemble. Be careful not to displace the clutch cover seal.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Remove the throttle and idle cables.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Reroute the cables the same way as stock.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Direct mount the Jail Bars (T-bars) to the top triple tree.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Bars are mounted.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Utilize the stock cable/line guides.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Time to remove the old hydraulic brake line.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Remove the brake master cylinder cap.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Install new brake line and bleed.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Add more fluid while bleeding.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Throttle clamshell is installed.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Use the supplied ferrules.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Install throttle/idle on the grip side.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Install clutch line.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Reattach wire loom and shroud.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Reinstall the mid-control mounts.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Reapply tension to the clutch line.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Adjust controls before you lock down.

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Burly Jail Bar & Performance Machine Components Install

Installed and ready to ride!

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