Removing throttle grip


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qbmowman45
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Removing throttle grip

Postby qbmowman45 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:10 pm



I am trying to install a new set of heated grips on my 1988 GL1500 and I cant get the housing apart. I have only found one phillips screw what am I doing wrong?



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Re: Removing throttle grip

Postby HALBUDD » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:13 pm

If its any help try and move your cables out of the way, you will find another screw hidden up in there. Its hard to see and get to because of the cables hide it pretty good, Hope this helps. -------------------Hal
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Re: Removing throttle grip

Postby Sempai » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:06 pm

If your new grip is not already glued to a throttle sleeve, it won't be absolutely necessary to remove the throttle sleeve that is currently on the bike. Just a thought for you.
Keep the rubber side down.

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Re: Removing throttle grip

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:40 pm

There's one in front:

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And one in back:

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Re: Removing throttle grip

Postby SgtCharlie » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:51 pm

I guess this is as good as any place to post this question... I bought my 1995 Aspencade with the ISO grips already on it. The previous owner was quite a bit taller than me at just 5' 7" as I could barely reach the highway pegs where he had them. I say that to say this; I always wear gloves and I have smaller than normal hands and "stubby little fingers" (my wife likes to say).

I find my hands getting fatigued fairly quickly and I find myself looking for the right place to place my fingers, i.e. on top of the rubber pads or in between?

Needless to say, I'm looking for recommendations from other Wing riders (maybe some small handed female riders) as to which grips ya'll have come to enjoy.

Thanks for the responses I know I will be getting and watch out for the "Cagers"!

God Bless,
Sgt Charlie
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Re: Removing throttle grip

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:57 am

Not really a good place to post should have started a new thread but..loosen the handlebars and tilt them back a bit should help.
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Re: Removing throttle grip

Postby SgtCharlie » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:48 am

Good point. I just posted it as a new topic.
Thanks,


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