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I am a Newbie and I was wondering how to install the bars as far as wiring is concerned. Do any wires run through the bars, and are all stock wires long enough, if you have any pics it will be great

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Most bikes I have messed with have wires running thru the bars.
And most will be long enough for clubmans.
My XS had them thru the stock handle bars I just pulled the wires out. Then notched each of the controls so the wire can feed out. the bottom and zip tie to the clubmans.
Just make sure you positon your clubmans some what loose so you can adjust them to go lock to lock And not hit your tank do this with your left and right controls mounted.
know what i mean


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Edited by - lance on Dec 27 2006 9:22:55 PM
 

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looks like it would be a real bear to try and run wires through a clubman bar. which is why i didnt even try when i had em on my bike. just zip tie the wires a couple of times on the bar.

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looks like it would be a real bear to try and run wires through a clubman bar. which is why i didnt even try when i had em on my bike. just zip tie the wires a couple of times on the bar.

some people are like slinkies, basically useless but they still make me smile when i push them down the stairs
That is what I figured, but did not want to have wires exposed...Do you have any pics of your bars?
 

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Just run them outside and save yourself headaches down the road. Even when these old bikes were new the dealers would either notch the controls or put the out hole right next to where they go in to make it easier. Lots of bikes run wires on the outside.
 

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looks like it would be a real bear to try and run wires through a clubman bar. which is why i didnt even try when i had em on my bike. just zip tie the wires a couple of times on the bar.

some people are like slinkies, basically useless but they still make me smile when i push them down the stairs
That is what I figured, but did not want to have wires exposed...Do you have any pics of your bars?
Do not worry. Modern bikes have the wires/ harnesses runing on the outside. You will be fine. Get some electric tape ( black ) and cover your cables if not done so. Then use plastic tie downs to afix the cables to the bar following the natural flow of the cables. Your stock wires should be long enough. Unless there is a specific issue with your particular bike.
What kind of bike are we talking about???

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carpy rocks, nicest cafes i've ever seen. great guy to do business with too.

some people are like slinkies, basically useless but they still make me smile when i push them down the stairs
 

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I been through several bars on my 350, all with the wiring internally. The clubmans (on there now were the hardest). With the standard bars and the dragbars I could snake the whole bundle through. The sharp bend in the clubmans made it necessary to separate the bundle into individual wires pull them through with a stout cord taped to one wire at a time . If you allow an equal amount of chord to hang out on the grip end of the bars you can pull it back for the next wire after untaping the previous one. This is critical when you have a bar full of loose wires. It takes some patience but it can be done.
 

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i ran my wires internally and it was a huge pain in the ass. notching the controls and running them on the outside is most definately the way to go.
 

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I agree run wires out side.You can go the longest mile and machine one inch bar mounts and use a harley larger diameter bar make it easier pulling wires thru and hiding them if thats what your aim is.but its a long way to go when cafe style is to me simple and mechanical looking the better the effect is.

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
 
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