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I understand that you can use jubilee clips as steering wheel stops to prevent cycle wings from fouling the bodywork at full lock. Any idea where to put them, or should I just fork out for the proper ones that Cat Motorsport for £18?

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On each side, extend the steering as far as possible to the aside, unclip the rubber gaiter from the end of the rack tube and pull the gaiter back along the steering arm, where the end of the rack attaches to the steering arm itself you will see a large balljoint attachment. Put the jubilee clip around the end of the rack just behind the ball joint. This should stop the rack from moving all the way in that partiuclar direction, acting as a stop. Replace the gaiter and clip. Then repeat on the other side.

Dave

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Just a little concerned cos I was considering doing this myself.BUT consider the implication of one of these jubilee clips coming adrift and getting chewed up in the rack. Ithink its a risk I'm not prepaired to take.

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Dont know what CAT sell, but would suggest that 2 piece split collar + loctite would be a more suitable method than jubilee clips. These will be availlable from I.F.S. or Infast as they are now called, or similar eng fixing suppiers.

Should be £2-3 each. Not sure about size, you will have to check.

                    Brian.

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I used jubilee clips but these soon broke up. you put quite a lot of force on the stops with the steering.

I welded a two part spacer to the end stop on the rack. much safer all round.

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