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Just finished up installing the set of 14in spearheads and absolutely love them. My only problem with them is the internal wiring. Instead of coming out of the middle of the bar, they just hang out the bottom of the uprights. After the bar clamp gets tightened, the wires almost look like they are being pinched against the top of the fork covers. I’m wondering if anybody did a work around on this or just said hell with it? Would like to hear from someone, whose put a good bit of miles on them.
 

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I ended up cutting my fork cover. I’ve swapped bars since. If you want mine so you don’t have to or want to cut yours. Just cover shipping. I can get you some pics
 
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I ended up cutting my fork cover. I’ve swapped bars since. If you want mine so you don’t have to or want to cut yours. Just cover shipping. I can get you some pics
I really appreciate that man, very generous of you. I wouldn’t mind seeing those pics. Any particular reason you ended up swapping from these? They seem really sturdy and look good but it’s just those damn wires
 

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Interested in the fork cover if he passes..
I noticed the same thing when I did my KST spearheads 2 weeks ago.
I’m honestly surprised that I haven’t found more online about this issue. I’m sure the wires will be fine but still not a fan of them being pinched like that, especially the the throttle wire.
 

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I had absolutely no issues with my KST Pioneers. The wires and the forks all move as one and if you are running a meat hook type bar the bend isn't any worse than the hook part of the bar the way I see it. If it bothers any of you that much then install some HD poly bushings and that will gain you some extra clearance for the wires to bend as they exit the bottoms of the uprights.
 

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I really appreciate that man, very generous of you. I wouldn’t mind seeing those pics. Any particular reason you ended up swapping from these? They seem really sturdy and look good but it’s just those damn wires
I will get you some pics later, I swapped because I couldn’t get them adjusted how I liked them. I still was getting shoulder blade pain. And my PV clamp didn’t fit the 1 1/2” bars.
 
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I have Polly riser bushings coming Saturday... I will install those when I do my progressive mono tube front suspension after i recieve them next week
 

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I have Polly riser bushings coming Saturday... I will install those when I do my progressive mono tube front suspension after i recieve them next week
I’m thinking about ordering some right now. Should add an extra 1/2 in, which would be plenty, but we shall see. Those mono tubes make a big difference, smart move.
 

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I’m thinking about ordering some right now. Should add an extra 1/2 in, which would be plenty, but we shall see. Those mono tubes make a big difference, smart move.
Here ya go. I’m sure you could clean the cuts up better, I never did because they was basically hidden. Mine is the flat black and not gloss black. Dk if that matters
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Here ya go. I’m sure you could clean the cuts up better, I never did because they was basically hidden. Mine is the flat black and not gloss black. Dk if that matters View attachment 444157
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After giving thought, I’m going to buy poly bushings to make the bars more sturdy and add and extra 1/4 in of clearance to the bottom. If this doesn’t satisfy me I’ll buy those off of you, that’s if other guy buys them or not. Thank you again, I really appreciate it.
 

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You absolutely need poly bushings with 14" bars.

My KSTs had the wires coming out in the crossbar, not the bottom of the uprights. Did they change this at some point?
 

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You absolutely need poly bushings with 14" bars.

My KSTs had the wires coming out in the crossbar, not the bottom of the uprights. Did they change this at some point?
I’m thinking they might of changed it when they ditched the rubber insert and went to knurled? Hard to say. It’s not enough to pinch the wires but enough to annoy my OCD
 

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It's called the Vanguard Collection which consists of the 3 piece bars. @'05Train you got the 1 piece bars.
He had a set of pathfinders, which is 3 piece set on his ultra. I remember reading his post before I bought this set. I’m like 98% sure though haha
Yep, Pathfinders. I can't believe they'd have the wires running through the bottoms of the uprights.....maybe give them a call today?
 
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