Here are the 2 linkages. The one with the clevises is the new linkage. Pictures of the new link installed are in the web album at this link
but I will post a pic below. You can see the offset is totally different. The lengths are identical however.
I am not sure that I like the T bolt clamp either. I did plan to trim off the extra bolt length should I keep it on the bike. Overall it is a bit more bulky looking than I wanted. I just don't have any more of the screw band clamps and if I go that route I want them all to match. The T bolt thing was just a test to see if I liked it. It does function well though.
And on another note...the only real leak I have in the bike is coming out of the transmission shift lever that I replaced. It didn't leak before I changed it. I was warned to be careful, and I thought I was, but for some reson it drips quite regularly since the change.
The 2 linkages, old and new (new has clevises):
Here is the new linkage installed, it is perfectly parallel to the frame:
Here is the drawing I sent to Motocicli Veloci: