So a lot of other builders are concerned about my safety after drilling my aluminum Renthal bars. Renthal is pretty explicit on their website to not even center-punch these bars to locate switches. They won't necessarily snap right away, but they may develop stress fractures which can lead to that happening. And there's really no point in owning a bike that can't do wheelies
I'm going to keep these on the build to mock-up only
. They'll be swapped with heavier LSL stainless bars of the same design. After the last one I do refuse to go down again -- especially on something built with so much love.
An extra picture of the switch + lever setup.
The switch is pretty tiny. It's 41mm width, 18mm height, sticks out 8mm from the bars. (1.6" x 0.7" x 0.3" for you savages). There's an extra 4.75mm (0.19") inside the bars for the wiring loom. 5 wires total, two are grounds.