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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-22-2013, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hello there,

Well, after talking to a motorcycle shop, I was told that the bar size on the 750 was 1 inch and not 7/8. Stupid me bought some cool looking grips that are 1 inch. Is there any way I can still use them?

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....not really...unless ya add a sleave...

...if I were you, Id bring em back to the shop and tell em they lied, and ya want a refund.....



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I bought them online because the store said they didn't have the size. I'm going to try and contact them on monday and see what they can do. I was reading somewhere that you can put some sort of liquid rubber or duct tape to help, but i don't know if that's a smart idea.
Sorry if this sounded dumb. I'm a newbie and don't really have friends that ride.
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I would see if you can return them, if possible. It would suck to lose throttle because your grip came loose.

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Yeah I'd try to swap them out for some 7/8 grips. Its not really safe using oversize grip (you could make them fit but like I said, not the smartest idea).

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Most on-line places will exchange for the right part if you pay shipping to send back the wrong grips. I do have stock style 1" bar for sale if you want to convert your bike to 1" bar. Mine is converted to 1" bar

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Yeah, dont try to use em....duct tape with a lil gas on em will make em stick, but they wont be "right"....or safe...
Dont ride until ya get grips for 7/8"....I know....the diff between 7/8 and 1" is minimal...1/16 all the way around to be exact...and yeah, you can make up the room with spacers, garden hose, etc for handlebar add ons....but dont do it for grips....



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Just for future reference to, if you are thinking about converting to 1 inch bars you would have to also get all new controls for your new bars. Imo definitely not worth spending $$$ for 1/8", when there is a huge selection of very cool 7/8" bars out there.


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I'm using all the stock controls
Even new larger throttle grip fits with the stock throttle housing
but it is more pain than it is worth. I am doing it just because it is different more or less and the style bars i have

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What brand are they and does the throttle grip have a tube built in? When I bought my ISO grips, the online store didn't do a good job identifying the different sizes of grip and I ended up with 1 in ISO grips. After speaking with a member here, I got them to work. The e-switch housing had to enlarged to allow the new tube to fit and the clutch side was wrapped in e-tape. The grip doesn't slide off and it does twist, but that's no issue for me. Plus, I have a Kury bar-end mirror on clutch side to hold the grip on if need be. I got the oversized grips to adapt and I like having the larger grip to grab.

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