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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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New Grips

My new grips came in today. I installed the left side no probs. The throttle side was/is another story. The stock throttle pipe "what the grip goes over"? Has like tabs or theeth on it at both ends to help hold the stock rubber grip. They need to be removed before installing the new after market chrome with rubber strips grips that i bought. I removed them with a dremil tool,and put some glue in the grip. I then started to push the grip on the pipe as i was pushing it on I noticed a little tab about in the middle of the pipe as I was pushing it over and i could not stop in time. Well to make a long story short the rubber inside the new grip really grabs ahold of a little tab,and i was not able to get the grip on all the way to the throttle housing kill switch starter button.Its about a quater of a inch away. I cant get it to go on anymore ,and it's not comming off. I put a rag over it,and a board with hammer. No good wont budge. Any ideas,or is it buy another set of grips and a throttle pipe and redo? ,or just live with it?

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Can you loosen the throttle mount and move it to the grip? If you're only a 1/4 inch away it should be fine.

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The throttle pipe fits into the mount and the cables are connected to the pipe inside the mount. There is no play room in there. If you move the mount it just moves the whole thing grip and all. Thats the first thing i thought of too,but thats a no go.

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Was worth a shot. My grips have ends that come off, if yours do remove the end and shoot some WD 40 inside from both ends of the grip. It should help loosen the glue's grip. If you have any of the glue left, try it on a piece of scrap metal to see the effect.

I just did my grips and I didn't use glue on the throttle side and haven't had a problem with it slipping at all.

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paint the white throttle pipe black (sharpie) slide a throttle lock in the gap...



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I can't imagine that one little tab would hold your grip like that. Sounds like you used the Kuryakyn universal grips #KY-6241 like I did. I ran into the same problem. I glued the throttle side on and there was almost 1/4" gap. I ended up using some super glue debonder (which is just isotone) that I found at Hobby Lobby. You have to be carefull not to over stress your throttle tube when working the grip off or you could break the cable holders which means you have to buy the tube with the grip mounted because they are only sold together, PUKE! After I got it back off, I realized that the grip was about 3/16" too short. I ended up cutting the 3/16" off of the throttle tube which meant about 1/8" off of the handle bar end. I taped the throttle tube end so that the glue wouldn't get between the tube and the bar (bad) and it worked beautifully! Anyway, after seeing how much better it looked without that unsightly gap, I knew that it was well worth the trouble.

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I can't imagine that one little tab would hold your grip like that. Sounds like you used the Kuryakyn universal grips #KY-6241 like I did. I ran into the same problem. I glued the throttle side on and there was almost 1/4" gap. I ended up using some super glue debonder (which is just isotone) that I found at Hobby Lobby. You have to be carefull not to over stress your throttle tube when working the grip off or you could break the cable holders which means you have to buy the tube with the grip mounted because they are only sold together, PUKE! After I got it back off, I realized that the grip was about 3/16" too short. I ended up cutting the 3/16" off of the throttle tube which meant about 1/8" off of the handle bar end. I taped the throttle tube end so that the glue wouldn't get between the tube and the bar (bad) and it worked beautifully! Anyway, after seeing how much better it looked without that unsightly gap, I knew that it was well worth the trouble.
If your SO has nail polish remover, it usually contains acetone. Might loosen the glue.

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When I bought my ISO grips, I bought the ones for a Gold Wing, they are longer and work great. I did not have to glue the throttle side, it holds tight.

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i have the kury grips on my bike that i installed with the super glue that came with them. i had remove the grips to install grip heaters. man they were glued on good! to remove them i sandwitched a screwdriver in between the rubber & the handle bar prying it away from the bars all the way around, then i worked it off some and sprayed some wd-40 in between & lubed the top of grip all aroundand. i was able to wiggle and pull the chrome piece off from the rubber. then i just worked off the rubber piece. its a pain in the a**. when i reinstalled the grips i used adhesive silicone.
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Nail polish remover is the suggested household remedy for super-gluing your fingers together.

Might work if you have some.
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