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Reviewed by: Jimbeau (Jimbeau)
Reviewed for: 1600/1700 Road Star
Used for: < 1 month
Overall Rating: 4
Ease of install: 4
Would buy again: yes
Installation is easy --- getting the cable, hose, etc READY for installation is the part which is difficult and time consuming. If done correctly (take your time and FOLLOW DIRECTIONS), the results are an 8 on a scale of 1 to 10. My biggest concern is, I need more of the larger size....even though I divided the left side wires into three groups (instead of the stock two), which allowed me to use the smaller diameter covers, I still ran out of the large size. Specificall in regards to installation: Yes, the cover does frey --- if the cut is not made with a heated device or made with sissors/cutters while the cover is "naked". This is clearly stated in the instructions. The way I resolved this concern was to measure the cover then wrapped electrical tape at the point where the cut was to be made (cutting through the tape and cover); this preventing freying. I then covered the electrical tape with "chrome" tape and secured the cover with a chrome zip tie. I didn't use the shrink tubing (don't have a heat gun, hair dryer didn't work, flame caused it to discolor...plus, it's much easier to snip a zip tie then destroy the cover trying to remove shrink wrap). No, it doesn't look exactly like a steel braided cable; but, I was able to cover seven cables/wires for less than half the cost of ONE braided cable. One more time: Follow the directions and you'll have results with which you'll be pleased. These are one of the best bargains I've seen for modern cruisers.
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