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To be honest I have no idea who made them. I saw them on eBay and contacted the seller and asked him how far the spacing was on the riser section and it was 4 inches (the size on my 950) and the guy told me he bought them awhile back to put on his 1100 but before he could put them on he ended up getting a new bike and giving his 1100 to his wife and she didn't want the bars, so they were never even on a bike.

I can tell you they might be Drag Specialties, they have a 4 inch riser spacing (normal for most all metric bikes) and they even have the threaded ends so you can use your stock grips with bars weights.


I wish I could help you out more but that is all I know... Oh yeah I know they were WAY more then 40.00 bucks brand new and that I like them very much.

I can give you the seller email and you could contact him and see if he remembers where he got them. He is a really nice guy and I am sure would help you out if he can.
 

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i just purchased some Kuryakyan (sp?) grips for my 950 and i haven't been able to find any place online that details how to remove these stock grips. could you post how you removed yours?
 

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They look great

Hey, Funk, nice bars!! I have a couple of Show Chrome bars with seperate Highway Hawk risers. They make riding a lot more compfy!!

Ride Safe ;)
 

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i just purchased some Kuryakyan (sp?) grips for my 950 and i haven't been able to find any place online that details how to remove these stock grips. could you post how you removed yours?
Removing the old grips was a snap.

The throttle side of course just slides off once you remove the throttle cable housing and the bar end weight. Just be careful when removing the throttle cables to not damage them. You will need to loosen your throttle cable adjuster as much as possible (the threaded part on the cable next to the plastic housing.)

As for the left side grip first remove the bar end weight. Once it is off I used a very thin screw driver to slide between the bar and the grip slowly work your way around the grip braking free the glued seal. (the glue breaks free very easily from the chrome bar.)
Once you have gotten all the way around the grip you should be able to twist the grip. It will still be snug but with a few twists you can work it off and in my case I have both my stock grips now as "back ups"

If you don't want the old ones for any reason, just use a razor blade and simply cut the left side grip off by making a cut along the length of the grip.



One last thing, as you can see I have the "Kuryakyan" grips and to be very honest I liked the stock ones way more as far as comfort goes.
I have big hands ( glove size XXL) and the Kuryakyan grips seemed too big in my hands. I ride 120+ miles a day and since changing grips my hands feel way more sore and tired now then with the stock ones.

I saved the stock ones so I might very well change them back. I am hopping my hands get used to them as they look really nice on the bike...

Good Looks vs comfort...

Well I did forget to mention that if your new bars do not have threads in the bar ends to put the stock bar weights on you can not use the stock grips, so everything I wrote above will matter not.

Hope that helps if not let me know.

Cheers Tim
 

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One last thing, as you can see I have the "Kuryakyan" grips and to be very honest I liked the stock ones way more as far as comfort goes.
I have big hands ( glove size XXL) and the Kuryakyan grips seemed too big in my hands. I ride 120+ miles a day and since changing grips my hands feel way more sore and tired now then with the stock ones.
thanks for the post. as far as stabilizing the handlebar, i've read that the Kuryakyn KewLock ISO Grips Helmet lock should help. something to look into. don't know if you can fit anything on your handlebar
 
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