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Another stuff up-pls help !

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Seriously outdid myself this time ! just got Kuryakn grips delivered today. After watching a Youtube video job seemed perfunctory enough for even myself to attempt.The left side grip went on just fine. I did a test run on the throttle side grip and everything slid on nicely. I then put the glue on and when I tried to slip it on it got stuck half way....would not budge. I tugged and tugged and eventually resorted to a hammer. Resulted in grip coming off but shattering the plastic inner liner of the grip. There is a piece of broken plastic still inside the housing, which seems to control the throttle. What the heck can I do to fix this ? can't even ride the bike up a ramp into a truck to take to dealer to fix.
Pic of broken plastic piece attached. Cant believe this.
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canoodle wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:38 pm
Seriously outdid myself this time ! just got Kuryakn grips delivered today. After watching a Youtube video job seemed perfunctory enough for even myself to attempt.The left side grip went on just fine. I did a test run on the throttle side grip and everything slid on nicely. I then put the glue on and when I tried to slip it on it got stuck half way....would not budge. I tugged and tugged and eventually resorted to a hammer. Resulted in grip coming off but shattering the plastic inner liner of the grip. There is a piece of broken plastic still inside the housing, which seems to control the throttle. What the heck can I do to fix this ? can't even ride the bike up a ramp into a truck to take to dealer to fix.
Pic of broken plastic piece attached. Cant believe this.
Something tells me that you should not attempt modifications unless you have some more experienced help.
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That's not really the help I'm looking for right now thanks.

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Consensus is a new throttle tube...anyway know where I can purchase online ?

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How do you take the right switch housing off ? only find
rwing4 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:34 pm
https://www.goldwingparts.com/collectio ... e-assembly

Shouldn't be too tough.

Good luck!
Thanks mate-is this the one definitely for my 03 ? seems like a few parts on it I don't recognise against what's on right now .

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canoodle wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:59 pm
How do you take the right switch housing off ? only find
rwing4 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:34 pm
https://www.goldwingparts.com/collectio ... e-assembly

Shouldn't be too tough.

Good luck!
Thanks mate-is this the one definitely for my 03 ? seems like a few parts on it I don't recognise against what's on right now .
That one may be an aftermarket throttle tube.
This one is OEM: https://www.partzilla.com/product/honda/53145-MJG-305
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Re: Another stuff up-pls help !

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canoodle wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:38 pm
Seriously outdid myself this time ! just got Kuryakn grips delivered today. After watching a Youtube video job seemed perfunctory enough for even myself to attempt.The left side grip went on just fine. I did a test run on the throttle side grip and everything slid on nicely. I then put the glue on and when I tried to slip it on it got stuck half way....would not budge. I tugged and tugged and eventually resorted to a hammer. Resulted in grip coming off but shattering the plastic inner liner of the grip. There is a piece of broken plastic still inside the housing, which seems to control the throttle. What the heck can I do to fix this ? can't even ride the bike up a ramp into a truck to take to dealer to fix.
Pic of broken plastic piece attached. Cant believe this.
By the way, to remove the Kuryakyn grip from the broken off throttle tube, use some Acetone. The Acetone will soften the grip glue but it will take a little time. Acetone is what was used as finger nail polish remover. There is a different substance in use nowadays.
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"Grip glue?"

A few NSFW words, but, hey, the guy is English... :lol:



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Recall that the grip is probably going to be cut off if it's going to be replaced in the future.

Same trick applies if you're using a Grip Puppy over the existing grips, though the product for that is a dish soap.
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Re: Another stuff up-pls help !

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I once had to remove Kuryakyn grips from a bike I purchased. I am not a fan of their grips.
They were installed with their Grip Glue which is Cyanoacrylate Glue, or Super glue.
For normal grip installation, I would use the hair spray. For these Kuryakyn grips, grip glue is just about mandatory.
It appears that the original poster used the supplied Grip Glue. It does set up quickly. After applying the glue, the grip has to be forced on VERY quickly to avoid the situation he has experienced.
It has been my experience that the easiest way to break the bond of the glue is to use Acetone.
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Re: Another stuff up-pls help !

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canoodle wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:38 pm
What the heck can I do to fix this ?
Not sure what year your Wing is, but if its a 2001 you'll need part #15 in the fishe below. However, replacing that part is a lot more complicated that installing an accessory; therefore, I'd highly recommend that you have your Wing towed to a repair shop and pay them to replace it.

https://www.mrcycles.com/oemparts/a/hon ... e-switch-1



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