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Old 11-21-2005, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default HOW TO: Replace Your Grips

Sometimes it's not always obvious to people, so...

How To: Replace Your Stock Grips
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:19 PM   #2
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Good write up. How long did the procedure take?
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:22 PM   #3
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Factoring in that we did 2 bikes (about at the same time), and that we had never done this before, and that I was pausing to take photos.... I wanna say an hour or so total.
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:42 PM   #4
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Nice write p..
Good job with the photos too..

I had a terrible time with my throttle grip.
It went on with out too much trouble.
I didn't want to cut the flange at the front of the
throttle though and never got it to match right..
however now the grip is splitting (after 2 weeks)
because of the thicker Kat throttle..
(the "ribs")
Anyone know a grip that really fits the Kat??
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Old 11-21-2005, 01:06 PM   #5
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Very good write up!

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Anyone know a grip that really fits the Kat??
The stock one?
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:04 PM   #6
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Very good write up!

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Anyone know a grip that really fits the Kat??
The stock one?
Ohhhhh geee didnt think of that!!!
Thanks Dan!!!

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Very good write up!

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Anyone know a grip that really fits the Kat??
The stock one?
Ohhhhh geee didnt think of that!!!
Thanks Dan!!!

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Glad I could help
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Old 11-21-2005, 05:31 PM   #8
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Gee those grips look familiar. I have the same ones, and they work great.

Nice write up, worthy of a sticky !

It does take alittle more effort to save the grip off the throttle side, but if u work the screwdriver around gently as described and take ur time, it can be done..I was able to save mine. But it is a bit of a royal pain.
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:35 PM   #9
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OK well since this is a sticky..
How about everyone listing what grips fit well??
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Old 12-18-2005, 07:34 AM   #10
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Umm.. if you shoot compressed air into one end of the things while sliding them off or on you need no lube and no effort. I had mine swapped in less than 10 minutes and they're identical to yours. Sorry this advice is a little late.
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