Maybe toss them in the dryer for a few minutes next time before install. Might be a little more pliable then.
Damn sure you dident put them on you pipe,s after a ride?? JKI purchased some Highway Bar Soft Closeouts P/N: 2881125 for my 2018 Chieftain Darkhorse. I spent about a half hour trying to install them on the highway bars - a job I thought would take a couple of minutes. The material that wraps around the bars seemed a little short and the buckles did not really line up. Anyway, I finally got them installed.
Is this normal? Will they eventually stretch into shape? I don't want cut fingers and scratched knuckles every time I want to put them on.
View attachment 540090 View attachment 540092
That's exactly right.Heat em up real good,then,before they can cool,snap em on in place,let em cool, and they'll shrink up nice and tight for a snug fit,not to mention,they'll look good too.I made a pair for my SDH out of 1/16 lexan that I had laying around my shop,cutting em to shape to fit the crash bars,then heating em up with a heat gun so as to follow the contour of the bars when in place,then attaching em to the bars with a couple small U bolts,or,you could use a couple small plastic tie wraps.Works like a charm and they look factory!!You might try heating them with a heat gun. That might help.