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Bought a set of Todd's strip 12" bars in flat black. They look awesome. When I ran the wires for the controls through the lead exits, I discovered the bars had burrs on the backside of the hole. Sliced through the insulation on the wires. Not just a small nick, either. Those of you who have run wire internally on bars with the 90 degree corners know how much you need to wrestle the wire bundles. It's not a dainty process, so the burrs did a good number on my wires. Do yourself a favor. If you're planning to run the wires internally, avoid Todd's bars or be sure to deburr the lead exists before you run the wires.
 

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You're having no luck!!!
 

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Too bad the mfg didn't deburr the holes, but you didn't look them over first before installing the wires. Just my 2 cents.
 

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The exhaust issue and now this!
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Hopefully 2015 brings better luck :)
 

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The Mfg. is totally responsible. Should we also measure the tubing thickness, the material composition, look for tube thinning in the bends, verify the flat black was done right; no way. There are highly skilled craftsmen out there that are making really good parts, designing in features that we can't understand or really appreciate and clearly don't have to inspect; we need to buy from these people that build the parts right the first time and then stand behind their products/services.
 

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The Mfg. is totally responsible. Should we also measure the tubing thickness, the material composition, look for tube thinning in the bends, verify the flat black was done right; no way. There are highly skilled craftsmen out there that are making really good parts, designing in features that we can't understand or really appreciate and clearly don't have to inspect; we need to buy from these people that build the parts right the first time and then stand behind their products/services.
I concure......We as a consumer should be able to expect to receive a good product that is ready to use without having to be 'worked on' once we make that purchase.......If I were buying a set of bars that I need to work on to avoid any damage to MY equipment, I'd expect to pay for "second's" quality-not full price.
 

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I could maybe see the need to check for burrs if it was some type of bargain basement bar, but for the price I don't think it should be on the consumer to prep the bars. Looks like their prices are reasonable, but I agree for the price they should come ready to install with no prep.
 

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Old topic but were the burrs just on the inside of the holes or internally at corners? Looking to buy these bars soon.

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Andy
 
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