I sit here on my back patio, defeated. I've owned one previous fully stock motorcycle that never ran, so you can say my experience with working on bikes is limited. Today, I purchased a pair of Pro Taper bars. The exact Pro Tapers I dreamt of installing the day I purchased my Z. I've watched countless videos of bar installs, so I was confident as I started taking apart my controls. My expectations and excitement built, as I mounted the new bars upon the Z. Beautiful, I thought as I began to slide on the break lever. That's when it happened... the 90 degree curve in the clutch cable threw me off guard. Now, I realize that the bars were marked to cut smaller, so the fact that my cables were too short didn't alarm me all that much, but I stand here defeated by this 90 degree curved piece of metal that wraps around the cable. I turn to this forum for some advice, knowing that most of the people on here are wonderful, helpful individuals. Has anyone else experienced this, and are my dreams shattered? I refuse to give up, but I'm also nervous to make a mistake, that still cost me dearly. Any help is appreciated.