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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-26-2018, 01:33 PM
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If you reuse the stock throttle tube, you will have to grind/file down the plastic "tabs" at each end of the grip, so there's no protrusions on the throttle sleeve, otherwise those grips will not fit right.

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What "tabs"? I'm not clear on what you mean.

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If you removed the grip off the throttle tube and are looking at it, you'd know exactly what I mean if they are there....it's possible a previous owner already removed them, which would also mean your grips are not stock.

Stock grips are molded over the plastic throttle tube. There are protrusions on the tube that fill "pockets" inside the grip to keep it from twisting on the tube.
To install aftermarket grips on the tube these protrusions must be filed down even with the tube so the new grips can slide on.

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Ok, I got you now. I haven't taken the old ones off yet, so I'm not sure they are stock or not. Thanks again, I will post pics when I change them out.

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Ok, I got you now. I haven't taken the old ones off yet, so I'm not sure they are stock or not. Thanks again, I will post pics when I change them out.


So? How’d it go? I liked the look of the grips you picked out. How do they look on the bike?


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Still haven't put them on. Sadly, my bike is in storage in my buddy's garage. We haven't had the chance to link up with our schedules. Plus we've had 3 noreaster storms in the past 2 weeks. I will take and post pics as soon as I have it done!

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So I finally had the time to put on the new grips. It was super easy! The old ones slid right off with some alcohol (a trick I use on bicycle grips) and went right on. I used spray adhesive. @Knifemaker - I see what you meant about the throttle side. We didn't file it down, we just stretched the rubber over it, and it made for a great fit! I do have to slide my controls down a bit as these new grips are shorter than the originals, and also I have to adjust the throttle, as it was moved a lot during installation and needs adjusting. But the new grips feel great. Haven't had much riding time yet, as the weather up here really sucked during my week off, but they felt great during the time I did ride. Here are the pics
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