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Thank You Bill! They will go out tomorrow.

And if anyone is interested I have a used pair at a reduced price listed also. They were my 1st "prototype" with a different coating that didn't hold up too well. They are strong as ever but the cable coating is worn.

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How much longer are the cables
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How much longer are the cables
About an inch? I just made them long enough to make the tailgate lay flat.

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Hello, Farmer! I've wondered about why they don't lie flat. May decide to give yours a try. I have a couple of questions: do you think they may have kept them short to discourage people sitting on the tailgate? I know my cousin's Rhino cables broke when someone sat on his tailgate. I also wonder if people would start using the longer bed for larger loads--with the tailgate not being rated for it. Honda engineers usually have a reason. Good or bad, I doubt it was an oversight. Now for my real question: can you make a set of those that will not only lie flat, but also have a loop, or some other quick release so I can disconnect the cable easily and let the tailgate all the way to the bumper? I have a bad back and the bed is high. To lift a heavy object (full cooler) into the bed, having it lower than level is a plus.
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thanks I just bought one from you on ebay.
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Hello, Farmer! I've wondered about why they don't lie flat. May decide to give yours a try. I have a couple of questions: do you think they may have kept them short to discourage people sitting on the tailgate? I know my cousin's Rhino cables broke when someone sat on his tailgate. I also wonder if people would start using the longer bed for larger loads--with the tailgate not being rated for it. Honda engineers usually have a reason. Good or bad, I doubt it was an oversight. Now for my real question: can you make a set of those that will not only lie flat, but also have a loop, or some other quick release so I can disconnect the cable easily and let the tailgate all the way to the bumper? I have a bad back and the bed is high. To lift a heavy object (full cooler) into the bed, having it lower than level is a plus.
I think you are correct about people sitting on the tail gate. It (the plastic) sags and even wants to bend the cable tabs when a good sized person sits on it. I could very easily make you a pair with a larger loop at one end. Then you should be able to "wiggle" it over the washers to unhook. Let me know if you are serious and we can go from there. I will brainstorm a bit on some type of latch/release. Also open to suggestions so if anyone else has an idea let me know.
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Well, when you actually use the dump bed for dumping something, if you can't release the gate, you have to rake everything over it. I'd like a quick release.
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Hello, Farmer. I tried something myself. Took a couple of 1-inch long "S" hooks, removed the bolt from the tailgate and inserted the hooks. Tailgate lays perfectly flat. Hooks are stainless and are much stronger than they look (I didn't sit on it, but leaned most of my 215 lbs on it). Here is a pic of the attachment point and another of the accompanying warning message...Click image for larger version

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Just an update here.... I have worked with a 2015 owner and he has confirmed that my cables do fit the 2015 models.

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