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Old 05-27-2010, 07:00 PM
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Before I get told to get a service manual, don't worry, it's on order. I have the diamond black grips, and I'm ready to put them on. What size torx are the throttle and switch assemblies? For some reason I can't find mine, and need to go out and buy some. Anything else I should know about putting on the "glueless" grips? Thanks!
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I have the diamond black too and love them, nothing to installing them other than to be carefull when removing the throttle side as there are tiny little shims that tend to want to spring to freedom as soon as you take it apart.
Make sure you have a rag covering the tank and undo your riser clamp and move your bars to the left to remove the right grip and visa versa, if you try to remove the grip with the bars still firmly attached to the risers you will stress the cables.
For removing the factory grips a trick I use is to blow compressed air into the grip on the far side and the other side grip will pop right off.
I got the diamond black pegs, shifter peg and brake pad and have received many comments on the look of the complete set.
As far as the torx size I don't know but your better off buying a full set as you will need more as you do more mods, but be sure to spend the extra and get a HIGH QUALITY set as cheap torx will just f**k up every bolt you try to use them on.
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T27 (handlebar clamp) and T25 (switch housings).
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Stupid question...If I loosen the throttle cables, do I really need to loosen the handlebar clamp?
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Stupid question...If I loosen the throttle cables, do I really need to loosen the handlebar clamp?
I'd say it's easier to reclamp the handlebars as opposed to having to readjust the cables.
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I was able to do it without unclamping. I just took the cables out of adjustment. I marked where they started at, so I just adjusted them right back. Easy enough! Thanks for your help everyone. They look sharp!
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