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06-24-2013 12:14 PM
slimvulcanrider Kuryakyn part number 6341 goes on with out needing to shave the ridges... the goldwing part number 6180 you do have to shave.
06-24-2013 03:42 AM
blazblu82
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Originally Posted by slimvulcanrider View Post
Not true... if you get the right part number from kury for the vn750 or the honda gl1200, then they go on with no problems.

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Odd, I could have sworn I read on here awhile back that the throttle tube ribs needed to be shaved for the ISO grip to fit. Eh, oh well, makes things a bit easier then.
06-24-2013 03:35 AM
slimvulcanrider
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Originally Posted by blazblu82 View Post
If using another rubber grip, then the ribs don't need to come off. Only the ISO (only brand I know of atm) grips for 7/8 bars require this.
Not true... if you get the right part number from kury for the vn750 or the honda gl1200, then they go on with no problems.

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06-24-2013 03:17 AM
blazblu82
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Originally Posted by yevgenievich View Post
I have put stock size grips on 7/8th bar before and was able to put the grip on the throttle tube without sanding/shaving off the ribs. I put the grip on halfway with soapy water, and then waiting until noon the next day for some heat to finish sliding it on with more soap water. No way it is coming back off without cutting.
If using another rubber grip, then the ribs don't need to come off. Only the ISO (only brand I know of atm) grips for 7/8 bars require this.
06-23-2013 03:19 PM
yevgenievich I have put stock size grips on 7/8th bar before and was able to put the grip on the throttle tube without sanding/shaving off the ribs. I put the grip on halfway with soapy water, and then waiting until noon the next day for some heat to finish sliding it on with more soap water. No way it is coming back off without cutting.

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Thing to keep in mind is if you go ahead and get the correct size, they won't fit on throttle tube unless the ribs are cut down. The tube is made of cheap, composite materials which can break easily if handled wrongly. Personally, it would be easier to just adapt the larger grip then trying to sand / shave off the ribs.
06-23-2013 01:20 PM
blazblu82
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Originally Posted by diabeticsince02 View Post
Sorry about that. Still trying to navigate the forum and didn't realize I posted twice. When they come in I'll either try your technique if i have the extra time or see if i can just return them for the correct size.
Thing to keep in mind is if you go ahead and get the correct size, they won't fit on throttle tube unless the ribs are cut down. The tube is made of cheap, composite materials which can break easily if handled wrongly. Personally, it would be easier to just adapt the larger grip then trying to sand / shave off the ribs.
06-23-2013 01:00 PM
diabeticsince02 Sorry about that. Still trying to navigate the forum and didn't realize I posted twice. When they come in I'll either try your technique if i have the extra time or see if i can just return them for the correct size.
06-23-2013 12:23 PM
blazblu82
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Originally Posted by Mike DeAngelo View Post
I screwed up my installation of my grips so I can only recommend what others here have stated. Try and return or just sell them on eBay or here. Get a pair that's safe for the bike.
considering vibration I wouldn't take the chance. Good luck!

VN 900's have a 1" bar. Check out another forum and sell them.
Dude, I've ridden at least 1000 mikes with this setup and have yet to encounter any issues.
06-23-2013 12:23 PM
Knifemaker
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Originally Posted by diabeticsince02 View Post
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?
Yes. Buy a new bike that has 1" bars.
06-23-2013 10:42 AM
Mike DeAngelo I screwed up my installation of my grips so I can only recommend what others here have stated. Try and return or just sell them on eBay or here. Get a pair that's safe for the bike.
considering vibration I wouldn't take the chance. Good luck!

VN 900's have a 1" bar. Check out another forum and sell them.
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