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So I just got all my pretty stuff for my bike and am having a major pain in my ass trying to run my wires through the clubmans. I unsoldered what i could and tried pulling the wires through with a big ass bass string from a guitar (its the only thing i found that would be strong and flexible. but nothing. the bars, wires and you guys are laughing at me. Is there something i am doing wrong... or is it just a really complicated thing to do. It seems like the first thing people do when they get a bike is change to clubmans , but damnit i cant get that stuff going for me. Any advice or suggestions would be great.thanks.

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Patience, WD40, mild force, not neccesarily in that order.

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HA. I have about half of a can of wd40 left. plenty of anger filled force and pretty much no more patience... i will keep at it. And never take them off.

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throw out the clubmans and buy yourself a real set of handlebars (like clipons)

or you could have done the smart thing and notch the controls instead. Seriously even the shops back in the day didn't thread the clubmans through for more than a couple of inches.
 

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yeah im going for the notches, i happen to have a whole donner bike that i pulled some controls off of. that should hold until i get some clip-ons (by the way, Can i internally wire clipons? should be pretty easy, but probably no need to). anyways, as you can tell im new to this building a bike thing. i ride leg powered bicycles not these machines. So im thankful for all of the input. hopeful i will have somethings safe and nice to show soon.

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The only way I found to do it is snake one wire at a time. You'll never make the bend with the whole bundle. It's definitely a pain and takes a lot of patience. I used liquid soap instead of wd 40 (which makes some plastics soft)to help the wires through.
 

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for anybody doing clubmans I am going to say it again, if you are trying to thread from the bar section to the loop - STOP!

This is a good way for you to cause a short in your bike because the bends are too tight and the vibration of the bike is going to cause them to wear through until they ground on the bar metal itself. By the time this happens you will have forgotten all about your handlebar install and be chasing ghosts shorts all over your bike.

The honda accessory clubmans sold over the counter at honda dealers in the 1970s had the wires in hole next to the wires out hole for this exact reason.
 

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It took about 30 minutes to install them when i did the notches trick. and they look just as bad ass. sure my bars have a holes under the controls but whatever no one knows except me and all of you, my dear readers. Anywho. its time for some carb work and some primer. i will be writing agai when i break something else. ha. thanks for the help. pictures of my ugly princess soon. if you guys are interested.

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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Ugly Princess.

I'm not really into the naming of vehicles thing, but Ugly Princess is a good one.
 

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marlon brando is fat and gross idnt he? maybe even dead....
Don't knock being dead, That is where he gets the delicious herbs and spices....

Love,

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the trick to putting clubmans on is checking your dick and integrity at the door. once you've sacrificed all credibilty at the alter of the hipster gods, they haunt you. seek liberation from hipdom my friend.

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