MOTO BAR
J067632019-08-21
Table 1.
Kits
Suggested Tools
Skill Level
Time
55800856, 55800858, 55800861
Safety Glasses, Torque Wrench
1
1 h
(1) Tightening to torque value or other moderate tools and techniques required
KIT CONTENTS
Figure 1. Service Parts: Moto and Drag Bars
Table 2. Service Parts List: Rider Backrest Components
Item
Qty
Description
Part No.
Notes
1
1
Moto bar, 1 inch, black
Kit 55800856
1
Moto bar, 1.25 inch, black
Kit 55800858
2
1
Drag bar, 1 inch, black
Kit 55800861
GENERAL
NOTE
Verify all contents are present in the kit before installing or removing items from vehicle.
Models
For model fitment information, please see the P&A Retail Catalog or the Parts and Accessories section of www.harley-davidson.com (English only).
Make sure you are using the most current version of the instruction sheet which is available at: https://h-d.com/isheets
Contact Harley-Davidson Customer Support Center at 1-800-258-2464 (U.S. only) or 1-414-343-4056.
This kit does not fit models equipped with Heated Hand Grips.
WARNING
Rider and passenger safety depend upon the correct installation of this kit. Use the appropriate service manual procedures. If the procedure is not within your capabilities or you do not have the correct tools, have a Harley-Davidson dealer perform the installation. Improper installation of this kit could result in death or serious injury. (00333b)
NOTE
This instruction sheet references service manual information. A service manual for your model motorcycle is required for this installation and is available from a Harley-Davidson dealer.
Installation Requirements
WARNING
Rider and passenger safety depend upon the correct installation of this kit. If the procedure is not within your capabilities or you do not have the correct tools, have a Harley-Davidson dealer perform the installation. Improper installation of this kit could result in death or serious injury. (00308b)
Separate purchase of additional parts or accessories may be required for proper installation of this handlebar kit on your model motorcycle. Refer to the latest Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories and Genuine Motor Parts catalog for a list of required parts or accessories for your model.
Loctite® 271 (Red) Threadlocker and Sealant (99671-97) is required for the proper installation of this kit.
Fresh, uncontaminated brake fluid is also needed. Refer to your owner's manual or the service manual to determine the correct brake fluid.
WARNING
Replace brake line gaskets. Re-using original gaskets can cause brake failure and loss of vehicle control, which could result in death or serious injury. (00318a)
For models that reuse the original brake line, the two sealing gaskets found at each banjo fitting must be replaced. Refer to the appropriate Parts Catalog or see a Harley-Davidson dealer for the correct part numbers.
Motorcycles equipped with a glued left side hand grip require a new grip, sold separately. Refer to the Parts Catalog for replacement stock hand grips.
Ask a Harley-Davidson dealer about the selection of Genuine Motor Accessory hand grips that are available.
REMOVAL
See the service manual for removal procedures.
INSTALL
See the service manual and follow the wiring procedures.
Handlebar Installation
See the service manual and follow the installation procedures.
NOTE
This installation is not compatible with heated hand grips so the shorter, heated handgrip portion of the twist grip sensor wiring WILL NOT BE USED in this installation. Those wires can be cut short and taped off to avoid interference with the installation, or left bundled and taped inside the handlebar.
1. Tape the ends of the longer pair of harness bundles together tight enough to be passed easily through the handlebar. Apply a light coat of liquid soap, window cleaner, or all-purpose lubricant to the twist grip sensor wire bundle.
2.
NOTE
The twist grip sensor must be fully seated for correct function.
See Figure 2. Feed the twist grip sensor wire bundle into the right-side handlebar end and toward the large opening in the center of the bar, while fitting the index tabs on the twist grip sensor into the slots on the end of the handlebar. Different-sized tabs and slots prevent improper assembly.
1Center wiring hole
2Upper switch mounting screw
3Lower switch mounting screw
4Position inside switch edge pinch point above wires and hole in handlebar
5Keep wires clear of pinch points near threaded post
6Twist grip sensor
Figure 2. Switch Housing and Twist Grip Sensor Wire Routing (2016 and Later Softail)
SAFETY CHECK
WARNING
Be sure that steering is smooth and free without interference. Interference with steering could result in loss of vehicle control and death or serious injury. (00371a)
  • Lines must not catch on headlamp hardware or pass in front of headlamp.
  • Lines must not catch on turn signal mounting hardware or turn signals.
  • Lines must not catch on fuel cap.
  • Lines must not catch on speedometer.
  • Make sure that lines are not pinched between the frame and/or forks.
  • Make sure that clutch line does not pull tight when handlebar is turned fully to left or right fork stops.
  • Make sure control wires/jumpers do not pull tight when handlebars are turned fully to left or right fork stops.
WARNING
Be sure that all lights and switches operate properly before operating motorcycle. Low visibility of rider can result in death or serious injury. (00316a)
WARNING
Before starting engine, be sure throttle control will snap back to idle position when released. A throttle control that prevents engine from automatically returning to idle can lead to loss of control, which could result in death or serious injury. (00390a)
1. Verify that the ignition/light key switch is turned to OFF. Install main fuse.
2. Turn the ignition/light key switch to IGNITION, but do not start the engine. Test all switches and lights for proper operation.