And on with the show - sorry, just a series of pictures this time - I couldn't be bothered making a video.
Hand tighten all the bolts, just enough to hold everything in place, but loose enough to allow some movement as the final adjustment & tightening is done.
The instructions are very specific about the tightening order.
Position the backbone so that it is horizontal (when viewed from the side when the bike is on a flat surface) & start by tightening the bolt through the backbone & into the bar-end.I put threadlock on this
Tighten the bolt through the other end of the backbone into the connector.And I put threadlock on this one too
And now, tighten the front clamp bolt through the connector - a bit awkward to get the spanner on, but I found the angled ring-end to be helpful. (I have just found a small print note on the instructions that claims that the nut will pull into a recessed hole & therefore there is no need for a spanner. Mine didn't)
And finally, tighten the rear (longer bolt) through the clamp. The ring spanner wouldn't fit, but the open end did.
Not done yet!
Check that you did it right - turn the handlebars fully and check for clearance - there's not much.
Since I did it right, now it's time to install the wind guards. As you are screwing into the aluminium backbone you need quite a bit of force which is why I use a quality JIS driver. Start with the inner screw, then clip the guard over the backbone & install the outer screw. When you are happy with the position, tighten both the screws.
Roll on Tuesday - the forecast is for a beautiful sunny day and I can not work... so ride day it is!