Standard Grip Change

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Standard Grip Change

Postby scamb66 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:28 am

Ok I know this is simple but I am posting this to stop guys purchasing standard grips which wont fit on the 1290 throttle tube.
The new grips are double the price of standard grips (I paid A$66) but they do come installed on the throttle tube.

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As you can see from the old tube there is slots abound on it, would be a pain to install a new grip on the tube.

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4 screws has the switch block apart and the tube just slides off. New one slots in in seconds. All in all its an easy 5 minute job.

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Re: Standard Grip Change

Postby lc4 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:03 am

Nothing a grinder would not fix :D

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Re: Standard Grip Change

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:54 am

I get why they did it, it makes heated grips easier to install on both sides but the price of the clutch side tube with grip on it is a piss take. I take it pre 2017 bikes the tube and grip come as one on the clutch side as well? Can't find a fiche for the 2017 anywhere.
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Re: Standard Grip Change

Postby Aphex » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:34 pm

Colonel_Klinck wrote:I get why they did it, it makes heated grips easier to install on both sides but the price of the clutch side tube with grip on it is a piss take. I take it pre 2017 bikes the tube and grip come as one on the clutch side as well? Can't find a fiche for the 2017 anywhere.


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Re: Standard Grip Change

Postby abc » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:30 am

A little off topic I know but If you have a lot of backlash in the drive tangs on the throttle it is a worthwhile mod to build up the tangs with epoxy. I believe the early model 1290s had more free play than necessary. Once I did this on my bike it made a huge difference and the throttle is now very precise. I ride around town in traffic in sports mode and have good throttle control and no lurching due to backlash in the mechanism.
It was one of the early changes I made to my bike and it went from a pig in traffic to something much nicer to ride.
It is a very simple mod and makes a big difference to the stock arrangement.
I don't know if the later bikes had these clearances rectified in production or not.
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Re: Standard Grip Change

Postby scamb66 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:31 am

abc wrote:A little off topic I know but If you have a lot of backlash in the drive tangs on the throttle it is a worthwhile mod to build up the tangs with epoxy. I believe the early model 1290s had more free play than necessary. Once I did this on my bike it made a huge difference and the throttle is now very precise. I ride around town in traffic in sports mode and have good throttle control and no lurching due to backlash in the mechanism.
It was one of the early changes I made to my bike and it went from a pig in traffic to something much nicer to ride.
It is a very simple mod and makes a big difference to the stock arrangement.
I don't know if the later bikes had these clearances rectified in production or not.

Your right it probably is a little sloppier than it should be but I hadn't really thought about it until you mentioned it.
As you say, its an easy fix.
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Re: Standard Grip Change

Postby arg » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:12 pm

abc wrote:A little off topic I know but If you have a lot of backlash in the drive tangs on the throttle it is a worthwhile mod to build up the tangs with epoxy. I believe the early model 1290s had more free play than necessary. Once I did this on my bike it made a huge difference and the throttle is now very precise. I ride around town in traffic in sports mode and have good throttle control and no lurching due to backlash in the mechanism.
It was one of the early changes I made to my bike and it went from a pig in traffic to something much nicer to ride.
It is a very simple mod and makes a big difference to the stock arrangement.
I don't know if the later bikes had these clearances rectified in production or not.



My 2017 has too much slope, I'll give this a try. Thanks.


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