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Default Alternative to stock clutch cable?

I spent a decent chunk of change on some matching aftermarket clutch and brake levers. However, the metal grommet at the end of the clutch cable (I think P/N 38654-71) doesn't fit into the lever because the OD of the grommet is too large. I have a 1972 XLCH clutch cable right now.

Does anyone know of any alternative clutch cables that have smaller grommet ODs for a 1972 XLCH? I saw that the early XLCH cables have a different grommet (38654-53) but just by pictures it doesn't look much smaller and I'm not sure it would work.

My only other option I think is to drill out the lever to accept the 1972 clutch cable, but I don't know how I'd get a good fit seeing as I only have a power drill.
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How much too big is the grommet? If just a little you could file a little off to reduce the OD. I did that on my project as I had the same issue.
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Barnett will make anything you want, give them a call.
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Magnum Shielding has some nice cables. Call them and they will custom make whatever cable you need.

https://www.magnumshielding.com/
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I have a hydraulic setup for my 83 XR... uses a 11/16 VROD master and one of these gizmoz:

https://www.billetproofdesign.com/hy...d-made-in-usa/
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