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post #1 of 3 Old 03-24-2014, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Accessory lights on Crashbars Drill or not Drill?

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I got a set of those Cree lights and purchased mounts for my SW Motech Crash Bars for them. Where do you suggest I can hide the wires. They will travel to the back of the bike where the PC8 is situated. I have read some people drill a hole in the crash bars and use a gromet. Not sure if this is a good option as the bars could weaken. Has anyone done a similar setup? I was thinking to use tape along the back of the bars, does anyone have a good suggestion on strong water resistant tape? Or is that a bad idea also.

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Don't drill crash bars. I'm waiting for mines to arrive and I'll install them on crashbars using mirror clamps for handlebars. I'm not sure they are the same size, but I'll use some rubber or beer can foil to bring the bars to right size. Just to see what I was talking about, search for the item number
261252262470
on eBay and look at the picture. That will give you some new ideas. There are those clamps in black and silver and probably some other colours.

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Don't drill crash bars. I'm waiting for mines to arrive and I'll install them on crashbars using mirror clamps for handlebars. I'm not sure they are the same size, but I'll use some rubber or beer can foil to bring the bars to right size. Just to see what I was talking about, search for the item number
261252262470
on eBay and look at the picture. That will give you some new ideas. There are those clamps in black and silver and probably some other colours.
Agree, no drilling to hide wires, use heat shrink tubing and zip ties, I used these: 400508741066 from fleabay. I then used the soft part of velcro tape that I used as a anti-scratch and wrapped around the bar under the clamp. The clamps were a perfect fit. as my bars are 20mm not 22mm.
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