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Hey, can someone tell me how to remove the throttle grips on a 650 custom. I want to put on new ones but if its a big deal, I won't,
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I believe that you would take apart the switch housing, remove the throttle cables, remove the end cap, and slide off the grip. The left grip is a little harder because it is glued on. Remove the end cap then using elbow grease pull off the grip.
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DMTJOY is correct, but you may have to cut off the clutch side grip. After you cut off the grip, remember to use some emery cloth or somethng similar to remove the old glue.
 

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Good grief,
thats not really that much, except it is alot more than I thought.
I thought just get the end caps off then maybe a set screw.
Anyway, Thanks Fellas', much aapreciated.
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DMTJOY is correct, but you may have to cut off the clutch side grip. After you cut off the grip, remember to use some emery cloth or somethng similar to remove the old glue.
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I removed mine and put on Kuryakyn ISO grips...If I can do it any one can.
 

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Good grief,
thats not really that much, except it is alot more than I thought.
I thought just get the end caps off then maybe a set screw.
Anyway, Thanks Fellas', much aapreciated.
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Just happy to pass along my vast (OK limited) knowledge....:)
 

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Newbee lookin for help

I am trying to install new grips. How do I remove the end weights on the habndle bars. I thought there would be a screw in the center to loosen but it looks solid with about an 8mm allan head openening. Does the whole weight unscrew from the handlebars?

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I am trying to install new grips. How do I remove the end weights on the habndle bars. I thought there would be a screw in the center to loosen but it looks solid with about an 8mm allan head openening. Does the whole weight unscrew from the handlebars?

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Yes it does, if I remember correctly. Its been a couple of months since I put mine on and they say memory is first to go.
 

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Cut one off and install the new?

After removing the bar end weights, can't you just cut both grips off without removing anything else? I didn't think you had to remove the throttle and cables and all.
 

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After removing the bar end weights, can't you just cut both grips off without removing anything else? I didn't think you had to remove the throttle and cables and all.
If you are wanting to change the throttle grip, you have to remove the the throttle cables. Open up the switch housing and you will see why; the cables are directly connected to the grip.
 

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If you are wanting to change the throttle grip, you have to remove the the throttle cables. Open up the switch housing and you will see why; the cables are directly connected to the grip.
To the grip? That's weird. All the bikes I've ever changed grips on had a plastic throttle sleeve that the cables attached to and the grip slid over that...weird. I've always just cut them off. Guess I'll see soon enough.
 

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So... have you changed your grips yet? I just bought ISO grips for my wife's, and my son's, my daughter's, and my own bike. Just curious as to how big this job is going to be (x 4!). Any info is greatly appreciated!
 

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WOW! As I tend to process things visually, I am confident that I won't be working on bikes all night. Thanks to you for the link, and to the gentleman who made the video. I love this forum! Now I've got something to do this evening!

Thanks again and good riding to you!
 

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Well, the non-throttle side went on just like the video; about two minutes flat. The throttle side is a different story. The ISO Vibe grips that I have already have the throttle insert glued into the grip, so I need to disconnect the throttle cables in order to slide this one on. Any tips or suggestions?

I don't mean to jack Dragon V-Star's thread, but I figured there would be others that are wondering how to disconnect the cables too.

I think I might try to "unglue" the Kuryakyn insert and use the one that's on the bar already.
 

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Well, the non-throttle side went on just like the video; about two minutes flat. The throttle side is a different story. The ISO Vibe grips that I have already have the throttle insert glued into the grip, so I need to disconnect the throttle cables in order to slide this one on. Any tips or suggestions?

I don't mean to jack Dragon V-Star's thread, but I figured there would be others that are wondering how to disconnect the cables too.

I think I might try to "unglue" the Kuryakyn insert and use the one that's on the bar already.
Dont try and modify anything, if you have a modest mechanical ability the throttle grip shouldnt take more than 5 min. all you have to do is split the switch box. loosen the cable adjustment to give you some slack and its a simple remove and replace, close up the switch box and adjust your cable tension. if you try and remove the sleeve from the kury grip there is a 99.9% chance that you will ruin it and have to buy another set. Dont over think it , it is a simple task.
 

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Dont try and modify anything, if you have a modest mechanical ability the throttle grip shouldnt take more than 5 min. all you have to do is split the switch box. loosen the cable adjustment to give you some slack and its a simple remove and replace, close up the switch box and adjust your cable tension. if you try and remove the sleeve from the kury grip there is a 99.9% chance that you will ruin it and have to buy another set. Dont over think it , it is a simple task.
Yep, that's what I did. Did all four bikes in under an hour, and that's including cleanup.

Thanks to all, and ride safe!
 

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My first one,(my bike), took me about a half hour, the second one took about about 15 minutes, then my wife and daughter came out to the shop, and helped me by doing the left side and then helping me do the other two throttle sides. Those took about 5 minutes per bike with all of us working on them. The video that Habu974 put up the link to, helped get them off quick. (Even though I used Aerokroil instead of WD-40, and the video was on a Honda...it still helped). After doing one, we had it pretty much figured out and so it went quick, and as I said, my wife and daughter helped with the last two.

Thanks to all who gave us advice! We Got-R-Done!
 
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