Kuryakan ISO grips


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johnny42
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Kuryakan ISO grips

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Been reading reviews of these grips and am wondering if anyone found their hands were too small to use comfortably. This is listed as one of the "cons" for these grips. My hands aren't tiny, but I'm interested in seeing how big of a problem there might be with smaller hands. I currently have foam grips with chrome ends, probably Drag Specialties. I've had these so long I can't really remember the brand. The foam is starting to crack/split.

Also, any opinions on the throttle boss? I currently use a Vista Cruise.



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Re: Kuryakan ISO grips

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I have not overly long fingers but large hands. Always hard to find the right size gloves and when I do they usually have fingers too long. I am not a big Kury fan but I have had the ISO grips on several bikes. IMHO they look better than foam or plain rubber but I really like the paddle feature/throttle boss. In fact on last three bikes I have done the matching left side hand rest as well.

Except on the GL1800 with heated grips, I did not find the ISO to be that much different in diameter than the foam grips. Big difference going over the heated grips although I actually like having the bigger diameter.
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BTW. Except for the GL1800, every installation I have done has had one side or the other that needed to be shimmed with electrical tape. Instructions cover this method. You may also need to re-glue at some point. Just don't be surprised.
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Re: Kuryakan ISO grips

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I had the ISO grips on my bike and did find them to be uncomfortable. My hands aren't large, but not small either. (A medium size glove usually fits just right). The slightly larger circumference of the grips, while it wasn't too much of an issue on short jaunts, longer rides was another matter. Besides that, the metal on them got seriously hot to the touch, if I had to park in the sun for any length of time. After trying them for a month, I gave them away and went back to the plain stock type grips. I found them to be much more comfortable.



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