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Handle bar diameter?

I've heard maybe they were inch in diameter or bigger. I'm trying to find grips for the bike and need to know the correct size of the bars.
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Ok thanks buddy
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Are they dual throttle?
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Are they dual throttle?
If by dual throttle you mean Two throttle cables, the yes. (not sure what else it could mean) One to open, One to close the throttle.

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Use the 7/8" Honda Goldwing grips. The are a little longer.
Also, the grips slip onto the throttle tube on the that side, so don't get the dual cable type.
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Use the 7/8" Honda Goldwing grips. The are a little longer.
Also, the grips slip onto the throttle tube on the that side, so don't get the dual cable type.
while this will work, many types of replacement grips include the throttle tube, therefore you need to know which type of cable arrangement it has (single, double or electronic)
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while this will work, many types of replacement grips include the throttle tube, therefore you need to know which type of cable arrangement it has (single, double or electronic)
Stock replacement grip comes with the throttle tube. Most sftermarket grips do not. You will need to cut off the old stock grip and grind/file down the "nubs" on the stock tube to slide the new ones on.

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Stock replacement grip comes with the throttle tube. Most sftermarket grips do not. You will need to cut off the old stock grip and grind/file down the "nubs" on the stock tube to slide the new ones on.
Exactly!!

Also keep in mind the lenght of the new grips....some are a bit short for our throttle tubes.
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This seems complicated lol. I thought this was a pull off the old grips and screw on the new grips type of job. New to working on bikes.
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