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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-25-2011, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Iso Grips/Throttle Issue - Ok, what have I done?

Existing iso grips were getting pretty worn. Ordered a new set. Threw them on today and thought ok, that was easy. After letting the glue dry, I test them out only to find that my throttle no longer returns. I didn't damage the tube and I haven't done anything crazy like glue the grip to the run control. Throttles up without issue and just sticks. I can feel tension in the push and pull cables.

Haven't removed them yet, because I don't have anymore WD40 handy. Any suggestions? What have I done here?
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Are the grips wedged against the electrical pod?

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It sounds like you pushed the grip on too far and it is bottoming out on the handlebar end. Pull the grip out just a bit and see if that helps. The handlebar end sticks out just a tiny bit through the throttle sleeve.

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It sounds like you pushed the grip on too far and it is bottoming out on the handlebar end. Pull the grip out just a bit and see if that helps. The handlebar end sticks out just a tiny bit through the throttle sleeve.
x2 this happened to me when I put on my iso grips. I pulled on it just a bit when I was dry fittling it and snapped back like it should. Just give it a shot and see what happens.
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Thanks guys. Yanked on it a bit and after about 2mm, I'm all good.
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No help to you, but I have to say it becuase I just feel dumb.

I got to thinkin bout how my throtle dont go back to easy eather. so I went out to the shed to take a look and see if I had the same issue. come to find out its my cruise controle (mechanical) that keeps tenshon on the grip. The cruise was there when I bout the bike 6 years ago and I use it every ride.

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No help to you, but I have to say it becuase I just feel dumb.

I got to thinkin bout how my throtle dont go back to easy eather. so I went out to the shed to take a look and see if I had the same issue. come to find out its my cruise controle (mechanical) that keeps tenshon on the grip. The cruise was there when I bout the bike 6 years ago and I use it every ride.
Clark47, it sounds like you are not describing a true cruise control, but more accurately, just a throttle lock.

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OlHoss, Good call. I'v always wondered what it was realy called/considered. I just coundt think of anything else to call it.

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Which Kury grips are right for our bikes? I've read about people recommending different ones, but would like to know for sure, as they are a probably upgrade, as my right wrist has a problem, and my hand tends to go numb from vibration after a while...

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If I remember right, the 7/8" ones???

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