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Old 01-28-2013, 08:10 PM   #393
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Originally Posted by backdrifter View Post
I ... mounted it under the hose clamp and tightened until it was secure. Seemed to work just fine.

That's as it should be except the rubber grommet fits inside a clip, on the inboard side of the left headlamp ear, which you're not using now.
Originally Posted by backdrifter
With short bars like yours, the brake and clutch cables work nicely when crossing to the opposite side after exiting the perches.
For example, the brake cable exits the handlebar perch and crosses the the left of the headlamp bucket before diving between it and the headlamp ear, and then crossing back to the right fork leg where your wire clip is secured by the gaiter's hose clamp.
The benefit of this is a cable path with large sweeping arcs = good for cable action.

great job on the bike a real eye-catcher
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