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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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New grips for 2010 TB

I may not be searching the right terms and am just getting too many hits to sift through, but has anyone put ISO grips on a 2010 TB? Are the bars 7/8" or 1"?
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I may not be searching the right terms and am just getting too many hits to sift through, but has anyone put ISO grips on a 2010 TB? Are the bars 7/8" or 1"?
The bars are 1" .
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I may not be searching the right terms and am just getting too many hits to sift through, but has anyone put ISO grips on a 2010 TB? Are the bars 7/8" or 1"?
I have the iso grips on my t-bird, they are the same grip as fits the america/speedmaster, which are 1 inch diameter bars. I think they are the same as fits the honda magna series bikes as well.

one thing I noticed (and it may just be my pickiness) but the iso throttle grip has some end play in it that I thought might add to vibration, so I cut the stock bar end down and left it on the handle bar to take up the space. it felt much better, no slop.


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I have the iso grips on my t-bird, they are the same grip as fits the america/speedmaster, which are 1 inch diameter bars. I think they are the same as fits the honda magna series bikes as well.

one thing I noticed (and it may just be my pickiness) but the iso throttle grip has some end play in it that I thought might add to vibration, so I cut the stock bar end down and left it on the handle bar to take up the space. it felt much better, no slop.
Did you have to replace the throttle sleeve as well or will the grips install over the stock sleeve? Thanks.
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Did you have to replace the throttle sleeve as well or will the grips install over the stock sleeve? Thanks.
the iso grip for the throttle side is the sleeve all in one piece, the clutch side is a standard glue on type grip.


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The throttle sleeve is made so that you can't replace the grips w/o replacing the throttle sleeve too. the thing has these molded in "ridges" for lack of a better word that fit into cutouts in the grip and you can't even remove the stock grip from the sleeve w/o cutting it off. then a new grip won't go on. You CAN cut all the ridges off like i did. But even then it doesn't fit well for several reasons too longwinded to go into. I actually decided i preferred the stockers and had to buy a new set which of course comes with the throttle sleeve with grip in place. Cost me a lot more than those after market grips i tried !
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iso grips for me and I love them!!

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For those that have put on the ISO's, do they have a lot of play from side to side. I put them on tonight and they seem to work fine, but have quite a bit of play from left to right. The stock one had more than I have usually seen, but this one definitely has even more. Am I missing something or is that just normal? The Kuryakyn model number of the grips I got was 6236.
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Wow this thread has been dead for a long time. Today I rode with some guys that had the Breakaway throttle lock and raved over it. Here it is: http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/mo...l/part/BAW-MCC They also had Kuryakyn grips, so it looked really nice. I'm not sure this pretty shiny device will look good with my black grips and black controls box, or if it will even work. I use a crampbuster but at times it's just not enough - my hands have an annoying habit of going numb quickly and the bird has more "buzz" in the bars than a lot of bikes.

Last month I rented a 2012 Street Glide in Escondido and rode it 200 miles - there is NO vibration in the handlebars and grips unless you are at a complete idle. I was shocked, and dismayed because my bike buzzes my hands and feet especially 65 mph and above. Anyways - changing grips - I've yet to read a story with a happy ending - anyone out there change to new grips and are happy with it???

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I've been happy with the ISO grips. I cut a circular piece of nylon/plastic to fit onto the part of the grip that's inside of the housing to stop the side to side play I mentioned in my previous post. I think they look much better than the stock black ones even with the black housings. I've looked at that throttle lock, but it puckered my butt every time I looked at the price , so settled for using a cramp buster for long rides.

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