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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hard to ride without....

Had a minor incident of idiocy today... I came home from the office for lunch with the misses and baby, pulled into my parking spot, put the kickstand down, proceeded to climb off...

However... unbeknown to me, the kickstand did not come down all the way and the spring caused it to go back up...

You can imagine what occurred next, the bike starts to tip over as I am climbing off, in the direction of my dismount. My natural reaction is to squeeze tighter on the grips and catch the bike, which I did before it hit the deck and set it back upright...

Which is then where the problem ensues... After having caught the bike with the grips, and righting the bike with the grips, the throttle grip snapped off in my hand. Really, the throttle sleeve snapped and the grip was left in my hand, even while I was walking into my apartment...

So, being the throttle sleeve is part of the throttle grip, I now need a new grip, and the bike is out of condition until I get either a replacement, if the local shop has a solo left around, or until I buy a new set since they are only sold in sets.

So, by chance, would anyone happen to have an extra Kuryakin Iso throttle grip laying around that they could throw my way...? Figured I'd ask, because you never know.

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Why can't you remove the broken throttle sleeve from the grip? (The sleeve is NOT part of the grip.)

Then all you need is to buy the new sleeve (they sell it with a stock grip on it) , cut off the stock grip and install your Iso grip.

What am I missing here?


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The sleeve is glued to the grip... It's not coming out.

Had that idea, took it to the grip to the shop to see about getting a new sleeve, mechanic looked at it to see about it and noticed it is glued in.

1990 VN750
Got it on 9/10/09
7683 original miles when I got it
7870 current (constantly adding more)
Mods already on bike:
Kuryakyn Iso Grips with throttle boss
Kuryakyn Iso pegs with heel rests
Windshield (not sure what brand or style, just look at my pic)
Leather Saddle bags
Leather t-bag
Mods since I got it:
Wet Battery
Many more to come...
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You could try squirting in some kind of solvent. The sleeve is plastic, so seems you could break it out piece by piece if need be, and use some laquer thinner to soften the glue.

I use clear laquer to "glue" my grips (if needed) most times you do not need glue on the throttle side cause the sleeve is ridged.

Am guessing you can't "crush" the grip because it is not all rubber. Knew there was a reason not to blow money on those Iso grips...

Gasoline might work too for softening the glue, just be carefull with it


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This is unknown territory to me, as I have never changed a grip. You have nothing to lose by trying KM`s suggestion to apply some solvent and let it soak for a little while. Get a 6 or 8 inch long, narrow flat blade screwdriver to work in around the edge. Then pry the sleeve out whole or in pieces. JMHO.

What solvent should he use guys? Will WD-40 or fingernail polish remover work, or does he need something stronger like laquer thinner or acetone?

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What solvent should he use guys? Will WD-40 or fingernail polish remover work, or does he need something stronger like laquer thinner or acetone?
Well that is the hundred dollar question as I have no idea what glue was used, and it sounds like ravdaveed doesn't either.

Many folks used to use hairspray, which will disolve with just about anything..but I have heard of stories of owners finding out that the previous owner used Crazy Glue to attatch the grips, instead of something not so aggressive.

If it was just a normal rubber grip, you could just beat it with a hammer and pick the pieces out with needle nose pliers. I would try the solvents I suggested first (also try some heat from a hairdrier) then go from there.

I kinda doubt you will find an "extra" Kury grip , unless the sell them indivijually to start with. If I had one I might be tempted to keep it myself in case I run into the same dilema.

Remember, you are a human, and we are very adept at destroying things, especialy if that is our goal. Show that grip who's at the top of the food chain...........


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Generally Kuryakyn grips come with super glue. I think nail polish remover will soften superglue. You could so as someone else here suggested and carefully pry out the broken piece. It doesnt matter if you break the sleeve into smaller pieces, its no good anyways.

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Throw a little seafoam in the tank, that'll fix your grip. Fergie will tell ya, that stuff fixes everything.

Have you considered looking on eBay for a single Kury grip? You could also just get new grips altogether (not necessarily Kury) if you don't want to mess with this solevent then that solevent, then hammers and needlenose. I got a thick pair of 'memory foam' aftermarket grips that I love for around 60 bucks...
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Yeah, I have thought about just getting new grips, which may end up being the final solution, but if I'm going to spend the $60 or so I will just buy another set of Kury Isos, as I really love these grips. I am waiting to see if the local shop has a solo laying around for me, he is going to check when I come back in, but they are closed on Sunday and Monday, so my bike is down either way until at least tomorrow or Wednesday. If he doesn't have a solo for me, I am just going to bite the bullet and buy a new set from there, the mark up is only about $10 from that of Dennis Kirk or whoever, which for the chance of having them in hand immediately and being able to jump back on the bike sooner, it is SO worth it.

1990 VN750
Got it on 9/10/09
7683 original miles when I got it
7870 current (constantly adding more)
Mods already on bike:
Kuryakyn Iso Grips with throttle boss
Kuryakyn Iso pegs with heel rests
Windshield (not sure what brand or style, just look at my pic)
Leather Saddle bags
Leather t-bag
Mods since I got it:
Wet Battery
Many more to come...
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