Hand Grips


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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scottedlund
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Hand Grips

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Hey all I have a 1978 GL1000 and want new hand grips with throttle assist. First I have foam and chrome ones now and not sure how the end caps come off? Second are all grips the same (size, universal) or do I need something for Honda? And 3 where is the best place to get them? Thanks


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spookytooth
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The endcaps don't need to come off to get the grips off. The bars are standard size.
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The bars on Goldwings are 7/8 inch. Not all bikes are the same. Most Harleys are 1 inch for example.
Rowdy
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I have a 1978 GL1000 also, I got grips from RANDAKK'S . He calls them amazing grips . Check them out, I really like them.
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Fred Camper
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I also, love Randakk's grips
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dingdong
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I bought the foam grip covers for my 1500. Best $10.00 I have ever spent.
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spookytooth
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I think I'm going to get a pair of those..
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Re: Hand Grips

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The bars are 7/8" but you have to measure the length because a lot of grips are too short for the old Wings.


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