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Installing ignition knob on 1993 Ultra

I have a new knob with keys. It did not come with collar/spacer. Found old collar/spacer in saddle bags (just bought bike) but don't know how the collar/spacer go on before installing the knob. Does the ear on the spacer go on the top or bottom.

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