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Old 03-10-2016, 04:29 PM   #1
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I don't know much about changing the grips but it's time. I'm searching online and I see some that have the throttle tube and some don't. Is the throttle tube separate from the grip? What do I really need?
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Jell grips...22mm or 7/8. Getting them off is easy, cut those bitches off. Putting them on...use the search, interesting ideas on that.
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Verify the length of the new grips before purchase. Some are shorter than others and leave a gap between the grip and switch housing. Just an FYI.
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Jell grips...22mm or 7/8. Getting them off is easy, cut those bitches off. Putting them on...use the search, interesting ideas on that.
I just use hairspray.
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Thanks guys. A few things I didn't know. Like the length. I'm glad I didn't just go off and buy a pair. How does the grip come off the throttle tube? Do I have to open up the housing? The ones that are on there now seem to be pretty snug. I can't get it to move and don't want to break something other than the grips.
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Thanks for the video link ZukiFred. Its very informative.
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:33 AM   #10
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So I measured my old grips. What I was coming up with was 5 and 7/8. The ones that are online are 5 and 3/8 I believe. Is that what my grips actually should be? I'm thinking that mine are swollen whereas they are in bad shape. Is 5 and 3/8 what I should be purchasing?
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