How To Remove The Throttle-By-Wire Plug
Here are the simple instructions on how to disassemble your throttle-by-wire plug so you can pull the wires through the handlebars!
There is no reason to ever cut and splice these wires, the plug is very easy to take off, allowing you to pull the wires through your new handlebars and put the factory plug back on.
Note: Later models that do not have this larger plug do not need disassembled. The factory smaller plug will fit through the bars.
Here is the plug as it looks when you first unplug it. This is from a 2015, earlier years look slightly different but the procedure is the same. Start by taking a picture of where each wire goes for reference.
First you must release the white plastic "lock". You can pry this up with a small screwdriver until it snaps up. Be careful not to pop it clear out. It should end up sticking out as shown. (Earlier models have two small "D" shaped holes. Place needle nose pliers in the holes and pull it up if you have that style)
Next you will need to disconnect the pins. Shown here is a disconnect tool that you use by inserting it into the round hole next to the pin hole. Press it down until you hear a "click". At this point you have disconnected the pin. Pull the wire out of the plug now. You have to pull the wire out while pressing on the tool. If you do not own or wish to purchase this tool you can use another method. Some guys straighten out a heavy paper clip. I have used the shank of a small drill bit in a pinch. However, the right tool for the job always makes things easier.
Here is a wire on its way out of the plug. Be sure to note which way the pins go, as they can only go one way. Remove one wire at a time, moving the tool to the next wire one by one.
When you are ready to put it back together simply put the wires back in where they came out and push the white cap back down to lock them in place. You're done!