I just hit you up directly in a conversation but maybe it would be better discussed here, to serve the greater good.Regrettably, the cable rub over the fairing bracket may be totally normal. An inch narrower handlebar would probably solve the noise / rubbing.
I mentioned in the conversation I started that there is an additional loop on the second gen directly below the ignition. I can't believe I would have pulled my clutch cable all the way back out of that loop when changing bars and adding risers... But I'm allowing it into the realm of possibilities.
I don't see anything going through the loop that is directly below the ignition switch but it does appear that it might keep my clutch cable pressed down and out of the way of the pivoting ignition switch.
I have the same creaking sound and I can already see wear on the clutch cable from rubbing.
Hoping someone can chime in or offer any advice on solving this.