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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 10:58 AM
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I mean the spacing on the cable mounts themselves. lots of people said they needed shaving etc, or that the diameter of the tube itself was too loose on the bars. stuff like that I wanted to avoid.

If i ever break another one I'm going to upgrade to an aluminum one
Those must be some really old posts, I haven't seen that mentioned since I got here.

I can't rave enough about my ISO grips though, love'em. Going to put them on my ATVs!

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Here’s the grips I bought, it stated “fits your vehicle”, but when I installed them I noticed that the cable slots were slightly different. More importantly with the switch housing reassembled it wouldn’t allow it to snap all the way back so that a big no no. The PO has changed the grips and you can tell they reused the tube so I followed suit. Classic case of 10 min job taking an hour. For the left side I had to wrap the bar with tape first to get it snug and then glued the grip to the tape.
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Here’s the grips I bought, it stated “fits your vehicle”, but when I installed them I noticed that the cable slots were slightly different. More importantly with the switch housing reassembled it wouldn’t allow it to snap all the way back so that a big no no. The PO has changed the grips and you can tell they reused the tube so I followed suit. Classic case of 10 min job taking an hour. For the left side I had to wrap the bar with tape first to get it snug and then glued the grip to the tape.

Sounds like maybe they are 1" grips. I had a set but didn't put them on. That tape wrap is sketchy, I've had a left grip slide off while moving, on an atv luckily.

I wasn't aware of the cable issue, have seen posts about the gap between the switches and throttle, I think maybe on the Goldwing ISOs, which are longer than most.

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They were labeled as 7/8’s grips, a buddy an I performed some rigorous QA testing to make sure that puppy was secured lol, I’ll mostly likely have to cut it off if I ever replace them lol.
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yeah, this is why i went OEM :P
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At the end of the day the bottom line is no matter how awesome the 750 is, it’s an oddball bike. Nothing is as easy as it should be
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