Step 5: Mounting the Bag to the Column
I ended up using a quick release clamp to get the u-bolts through the pipe clamp, but before i did that, i had to modify the clamps with a hacksaw.
The clamps need to allow free travel of the brake cables, so i carefully measured the first clamp and cut channels where the brake cables run, the hacksaw worked fine and two neat V's appeared in no time at all.....
The second clamp sits right over the top of the lower Cable end lugs where the covered cable end mounts to the frame so i did some creative inventing, i measured the width of the lugs and cut the clamp wider than the width of the lugs, then flattened them outwards so the middle of the clamp was a flat area that would sit on the lugs, leaving the curved clamp tines where they were on each end.
I then cut most of the flattened stikky outty bits off and removed the rough edges. when you mount the bag, i put a packer (small bolt) between the cable end mounts to stop any possibility of crushing, KEEP TESTING BRAKE CABLE MOVEMENT while you mount the bag, a little bit of wiggling here and there and it all came together..
DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE CLAMPS, THEY CAN CRUSH THE TRIKKE!!!!!! USE JUST ENOUGH PRESSURE TO HOLD THE BATTERY FIRM, USE RUBBER / FELT / VINYL BETWEEN ALL CONTACT POINTS.