Grip Size?


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Organdonor1
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Grip Size?

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I'm a new Goldwing owner ...... 2003 GL1800. I'd like to put heated grips on it. After finding some suitable grips I found that even reputable accessory dealers show grips that are 1 inch as well as 7/8 inch as fitting a 2003 GL1800. So I measured the bars between the grip and the right hand controls and it "appears" that they are 1 inch. However, in my searches I saw that some bars start out as 1 inch and are then swedged down to 7/8 inch at the grip... I believe my bars are stock as they look like they are cast coming up off the bike and then have a tubular section attached, where the brake and controls mount. Anyone know what diameter grips should fit? Or what diameter bars were OEM?
I searched the forums and saw lots of discussion on grips... ISO and heated.... but couldn't find anything definitive on diameters...



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I Organdonor1


You have to remove the tip weigh handles and measure the diameter.

FlyBoy2121 :mrgreen:

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Thanks for the blindly obvious...... I didn't even think about taking off the weights. If anyone cares, the diameter of 2003 stock (as far as I know) bars at the grip area is 7/8 inch.
Thanks again to FlyBoy2121.

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I Organdonor1


For several years I installed myself on my GoldWing 2003, but I do not recall the diameter of the carry handle, if you're handy, easy to do the installation.

FlyBoy :mrgreen:



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