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Author Topic: Kuryakyn Riot Grips fitment?  (Read 352 times)

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Offline Lictor of Thrax

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Kuryakyn Riot Grips fitment?
« on: May 15, 2020, 03:00:01 pm »
I got these grips recently, but when comparing their length to the stock grips, they seem a little short. Diameter is fine, according to everything I've looked up. Is relocating the switch housing a few mm closer to the bar end an option, or do I need to get different grips? Or has anyone else installed these already without any need to relocate, etc.? I double checked, and supposedly they fit the bike, according to JP Cycles. and a few other online stores. The grip length (without bar ends) is just slightly over 11.5 cm.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2020, 03:18:45 pm by Lictor of Thrax »



Offline DrM

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Re: Kuryakyn Riot Grips fitment?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 03:59:46 pm »
If you are putting them on stock (OEM) handlebars, then the handlebar has a hole in it on each side to accommodate a tab on the switch housings -- which means you won't be able to relocate them unless you cut that tab off.   But I suspect you will find that the OEM handgrips are just thicker on the ends than the replacements you contemplate, and they will likely fit just fine.

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Re: Kuryakyn Riot Grips fitment?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 04:59:32 pm »
Thanks! I guess I just need to cut the old ones off and see. I've been reluctant to do so sense my bolt is my only mode of transportation ...but fortune favors the bold!

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Re: Kuryakyn Riot Grips fitment?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2020, 05:59:42 pm »
You don't have to destroy the handgrips to get them off -- just use a little dishwashing soap (the kind you wash by hand) and a little smooth rod (I use a chopstick) to work the soap down into the handgrip and it will slip right off undamaged.

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Re: Kuryakyn Riot Grips fitment?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2020, 11:50:30 pm »
If you are putting them on stock (OEM) handlebars, then the handlebar has a hole in it on each side to accommodate a tab on the switch housings -- which means you won't be able to relocate them unless you cut that tab off.

You don't wanna break off that nub. It keeps the housing from turning when you twist the throttle. The old aluminum housings used clamping force but that's not possible with these softer plastic ones. I've repaired my fair share of them using a small screw. Those parts ain't cheap.
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Re: Kuryakyn Riot Grips fitment?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2020, 12:50:19 am »
If you are putting them on stock (OEM) handlebars, then the handlebar has a hole in it on each side to accommodate a tab on the switch housings -- which means you won't be able to relocate them unless you cut that tab off.

You don't wanna break off that nub. It keeps the housing from turning when you twist the throttle. The old aluminum housings used clamping force but that's not possible with these softer plastic ones. I've repaired my fair share of them using a small screw. Those parts ain't cheap.

Unfortunately, I think the previous owner already did. It looks like he opened the right handle bar switch housing (to put a new throttle tube in maybe?) and snapped several plastic bits inside. The housing does move forward and back slightly, and the throttle is more loose than it should be... so yeah. There goes 100 dollars I could've spent on the rear fender elimination kit...

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Re: Kuryakyn Riot Grips fitment?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2020, 01:52:26 pm »
If you are putting them on stock (OEM) handlebars, then the handlebar has a hole in it on each side to accommodate a tab on the switch housings -- which means you won't be able to relocate them unless you cut that tab off.

You don't wanna break off that nub. It keeps the housing from turning when you twist the throttle. The old aluminum housings used clamping force but that's not possible with these softer plastic ones. I've repaired my fair share of them using a small screw. Those parts ain't cheap.

If you're just talking about removing the plastic fender that kit is a rip off. You can remove and cut the plastic yourself, and get a license plate mount for $10-30 depending on what style you want.
Unfortunately, I think the previous owner already did. It looks like he opened the right handle bar switch housing (to put a new throttle tube in maybe?) and snapped several plastic bits inside. The housing does move forward and back slightly, and the throttle is more loose than it should be... so yeah. There goes 100 dollars I could've spent on the rear fender elimination kit...

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Re: Kuryakyn Riot Grips fitment?
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2020, 05:01:01 pm »
Well, after waiting months for a missing piece, I can confirm that the Kuryakyn riot grips are too short. Also, the metal ring at the mid point doesn't fit around the throttle tube, so it's kind of a moot point anyway. Kuryakyn and its "universal parts"...