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I have a 2016 scout. All the bikes I've had in the past I've enjoyed mini apes. What is required on the scout to change over? Will i need longer cable? How hard is it to take the grips off? Or do I have to buy new grips for the new bars?
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the cables and brake line should reach on the regular scout. but the grips are glued on and are kind of a pain to get off. i didnt reuse mine when i went from the 10 inch mini apes that came on mine to the 14 inch widow makers from dean speed.
 

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Probably gonna use the apes from Indian. I don't mind the grips but didn't know if the cables and such would reach.
 

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Sorry for not replying soon enough. The bike handles great and my back and shoulders feel much better from having better posture. I think it feels as though I have more leverage for steering with the mini apes.
 

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It was actually an easy install on the bars. The windshield went on nicely as well. To bad the weather is crap.
 

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I did about 100 miles today. The windshield sucks. I've called my dealership. They said bring it back exchange it for a taller one. Don't know if that works. At 50mph the buffeting is so bad that my vision is blurry.
 

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The Indian windshields for the Scout suck. Now that you have the frame just get a Freedom shield for it.
 

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The Indian windshields for the Scout suck. Now that you have the frame just get a Freedom shield for it.
Well. The dealership actually let me return it. I ended up buying some floorboards and a luggage rack. I'll buy a windshield when i sort through all the confusion of what I need. Actually I'm considering a full fairing.
 

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I went with a National Cycle 2-up Switchblade windshield on my 2019 Scout. It looks better and works better plus at 5 foot eleven I can easily see over the top of it. I get some wind swirling around it but no bad buffeting even with my 3/4 and half helmets on. The quick detach brackets are tricky to install but the windshield easily pops off and back on. I give it two thumbs up.
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I'm undecided about which windshield. Im 6'2". Don't really know what height or brand will be the best to eliminate the buffeting
 

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There's a lot of brands and styles out there. Just depends on looks and function. I prefer a more standard classic windshield that I can look over the top of. I don't like direct wind blast in the face with all the bugs etc. that go with it. I don't mind a little breeze swirling around a windshield as long as it isn't buffeting my head. As long as I'm comfortable and the windshield looks good on the bike I am good with it, Good luck finding yours.
 

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I was actually considering the Arlen Ness fairing that goes on the headlight area and have it painted the color of my bike.
 
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