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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-08-2016, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Just replaced my grips. Went pretty smooth. The throttle side was a little tough. Had to adjust cables since the diameter was slightly bigger.



The old ones were pretty worn out.





I like the feel, color, and price. Got them for $20 from Amazon.

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Any tips or tricks? I'd love to change mine out in the near future...
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I like mine! You got the right deal, the Kawi shop still has the same grips for $82 in the same Kury package that I got off ebay for $23.

Installation isn't hard, I paid attention to lining up the pads side to side, but you don't see that when you're riding. Didn't need a cable adjustment.

I stuck the air nozzle under the edge of the old grips and blew them right off, but they weren't stock grips.
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They look great on there.
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Do you have a brand and model number for them? They look great!
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Our bars are 7/8", so make sure you get that size. Some listings say they fit VN750, but are 1" and won't work.

Most of them say Kuryakyn on the package, or mine did.

Mine are the black and chrome with spike ends and came with the palm rest on the throttle side, but there are several styles and combos offered. Note: Takes a bit longer for the shipping from China, but have had no problem, my grips came from Calif.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/eBay-Motors...+grips&_sop=15

These are like mine, but came from a different seller: Custom Black Motorcycle Hand Grips Handlebar Throttle Boss 1" 7/8" For Harley | eBay

Flat ends with palm rest: Chrome 7/8" Throttle Hand Grips Fit Honda Gold Wing GL 1000 1100 1200 1500 1800

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I want to swap out my grips. I want to put on Biltwell Recoil grips.
https://www.cyclegear.com/parts/bilt...ecoil-78-grips

Do I need a throttle tube? What is the process like? Thanks.

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I want to swap out my grips. I want to put on Biltwell Recoil grips.
https://www.cyclegear.com/parts/bilt...ecoil-78-grips

Do I need a throttle tube? What is the process like? Thanks.
You can reuse the stock throttle tube. If you have the stock grips and want to save them, then use rubbing alcohol to soften the glue and slide them off. Just peel back the grip, pour some rubbing alcohol in, then work it back and forth. Repeat. My grips were in excellent shape (sold them on eBay), so I used this method. It took 3-5 minutes per grip. The added benefit is that the handlebars are cleaned and ready for the new grip installation. If the grips are junk, then you can just cut them off and clean the handlebars after.

Choose your favorite method to install the new grips, hairspray or glue. I used hairspray for mine because I installed heated grips at the same time. The heating elements are glued to the handlebars and the grips are adhered using the hairspray. The hairspray acts like a lubricant when wet and allows the grips to slide on without damaging the heating elements. Hairspray dries hard enough to hold the grips as well as most glues (7 years now with no issues). I can service the heating elements in the future by using the rubbing alcohol trick to remove grips without damaging the elements.


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