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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2014, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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V-Star 950 and kuryakyn ISO Grips

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I purchased the kuryakyn ISO grips for my 2012 V-Star 950 (and yes, the correct metric model for my bike). Per the service department, in order to install these they'll need to move and re-drill the clutch side of the handlebar. However, when I look at the instructions or you-tube videos I never see this discussed as necessary.

Does this make sense or is it safe to just install as is?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2014, 07:09 PM
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I have the transformer grips and have known others that have the iso grips and there is no drilling involved. Just cut off the stock grips and slide the new ones on using some gorilla glue. The stock glue didn't last that long.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2014, 08:26 PM
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You are correct that no drilling is needed. I installed the same ISO grips on my 2012. Do a search on the forum and you'll find several threads about the installation and many tips for installing this grip.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 09:46 AM
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They will fit without modification. The only difference that I ran into was they must be mounted with the pads facing fore and aft as opposed to having them on top and bottom on our other bike. This was because of the throttle grip would only fit with pads facing that direction. Wife says they are still much more comfortable than stock grips and really hasn't noticed change of iso pad location.
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Agree with everyone here. I put them on my bike last year, 2012 950, no drilling required. It was a pretty quick install, recommend getting some Loctite for the clutch side. The glue they ship with them isn't worth much.
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I just installed these on my 2012 950 about a month ago, no drilling was required, I did use about half inch of the spacer tube that comes with the grips.

I think that if you were to move everything on the clutch side down, you would not need the spacer.

As I said I went with the spacer, the grips are awesome.
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