Originally Posted by Bronco638
Um, I don't think the upper triple on my '97 is steel. It looks cast to me (and it's not iron).
You're correct. I was thinking of the steel brace piece that sits between upper and lower T clamps. Have you seen that piece? Also steel turn signal mounts are there and of course the steel front sub frame bit that holds headlight and shroud.
As mentioned, the problem is neatly stowing the wiring
so no abrading takes place down the road.
The stock Alu upper triple is maybe a bit heavier/larger due to housing ignition switch and other extras there. A racing clamp would have none of that, probably lighter and stronger too?