Submitted by Sherry Crum on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:40 My new to me 8 harness HD has the original leather cables. I'm looking for information on converting to the new metal cables. Has anyone done this and what are the advantages? Log in or register to post comments Comments Posted on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 13:18 Everybody does it The leather ones you have are very old. They can and will break, usually in the middle of a project. Yes, it's pricey to replace them, and they take a while to settle in to their final place, but it sure beats the alternative.