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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Poor grip install, extra throttle play?

So, I had a pair of Driven D3 knockoffs that I was going to install myself this weekend but was on my lunchbreak today and decided to see if my local honda dealer could throw them on while I was getting my lunch across the street.

Long story short, the grips were installed poorly and incomplete. Turns out you need to grind off the lip on the throttle side to slide any aftermarket grips on (read about it after the fact). But, the installer didn't even consider it and just muscled them on and tight as he could get them.

So, now in addition to having to remove the grips myself later (he used grip glue and since I've never used that before I'm hoping it's not too tough to remove), I also noticed there's about twice as much free play in the throttle.

Is it even possible to stretch out the throttle cable or increase the amount of free play on the throttle just by spinning the throttle around trying to muscle the grips on?
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I wouldn't think it would be possible. The cables are very strong and i wouldn't think it would stretch just by putting grips on. You are able to adjust the amount of slack, so rest assured, you will be able to achieve the same amount of slack as before.

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When I installed my grips my barends I tightened down way too much. Try messing around with the barends with the little screw it might help you get the desired feel back... good luck

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yes u do have to grind down the "lip" on the throttle side.. when i put on my grips without grinding it down the bar ends were catching the grip, leaving it sticking.. and i did notice that i had a little more play with the cable after the install.. The easiest way to put em on was with compressed air i think thats its covered in this forum somewhere...
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