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1992 750 Grips

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1992 750 Grips

Post by Yogi4 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:58 pm

I have new grips as the previous owner put leather wraps that turn into tassels on the stock grips. They are bothersome in the wind constantly hitting my arms and in my face when trying to work on the bike. They glued the leather to the stock grips so I don't want to destroy them. Two things...
1: Any tips on getting the left grip off??
2: The tab on the right bar, is it really needed?? My new grips only go up so far.

I circled the tab. With the cables and the grips on, it ends in the middle of the tab so when I screw it down there's still a little gap for water and whatnots to get into the control thingy. It's only maybe a 1/32nd of an inch gap but I'd like a cleaner look it would have if that tab wasn't there.
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Re: 1992 750 Grips

Post by ViragoJoe » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:07 pm

Back off on on your pictures, you are a tad to close to see what is going on.
Then re-post the new pictures.

What year is the bike and model?
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Re: 1992 750 Grips

Post by Yogi4 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:23 pm

It's in between the throttle controls and the mirror bracket.
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Re: 1992 750 Grips

Post by ViragoJoe » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:37 pm

Yogi4 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:23 pm
It's in between the throttle controls and the mirror bracket.
What year is your bike and model?

Loosen Mirror/Brake Reservoir and lever bracket and slid it to the grip. Your new grips may be shorter than the stock grips.
That will eliminate the space between the grip and the Mirror/Brake reservoir and lever bracket.

Jusy say'n

Removing and replacing grips: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=951
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Re: 1992 750 Grips

Post by Yogi4 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:30 pm

I thought my bike specs are under my avatar pic. :? It's a '92 750D. Ok I just didn't know if that tab was really "needed". I'll just trim it off because the mirror bracket will have that gap too when tightened down. I probably should've taken the controls off to show you the complete tab, it's a wide "V" shaped thing but it's too late and tiredness is kicking in.

I'll try the WD-40 thing in the morning. The new left grip has allen screws to hold it in place.

Thanks!!
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Re: 1992 750 Grips

Post by ViragoJoe » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:57 am

Yogi4 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:30 pm
I thought my bike specs are under my avatar pic. :? It's a '92 750D. Ok I just didn't know if that tab was really "needed". I'll just trim it off because the mirror bracket will have that gap too when tightened down. I probably should've taken the controls off to show you the complete tab, it's a wide "V" shaped thing but it's too late and tiredness is kicking in.

I'll try the WD-40 thing in the morning. The new left grip has allen screws to hold it in place.

Thanks!!
Sorry Yogi,
I didn't see your year and model under your avatar. Sometimes one forgets (me) to look there. I put my information in my Signature to keep it with the posted information. If others are lazy like me they won't look over to the avatar either :lol:. Most folks search this site via the Subject Line for information regarding concerns with their bikes and not by an individual. That is why I added your year and model to the Subject Line of "Grips" to tie it to the specific year and model that was having the problem.

That tab has to be there to keep something from turning on your handle bar. What was over it prior to the new grips being installed? Anytime something is changed from OEM stock to aftermarket items, most always creates issues and some cobbling is required to get it to fit to ones satisfaction.
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