Aileron Hand Grips

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by ifishwalleye, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. ifishwalleye

    ifishwalleye Member

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    does anyone use these grips, thinking of trying them.
    does the clutch or brake handle hit the chrome piece in front
    are they comfortable? etc any pros or cons appreciated
    thanks
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Very comfortable, I had them on my last two bikes. No problems with hitting the chrome. Very much shaped to the hand too.
     
  3. ifishwalleye

    ifishwalleye Member

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    Glad to hear that, I haven't seen them at the dealers yet, but I really like the
    looks of them on the website. I will going to change my handlebars this weekend, it will be a good time to replace the stock grips.
    thanks
     
  4. cdn-bigfoot

    cdn-bigfoot Junior Member

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    I have them too. They feel great. My hands don't tire after 6 or 8 hours riding, even several days in a row.
    I have very large hands. They fit me well.
    Not sure what sizes they might come in.
     
  5. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    I also have been thinking of getting them. When I bought my Fatboy there was a Haritage Clasic setting a couple of bikes down from it that had the Aileron grips and they felt very compfortable and had a real nice look.
     
  6. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I've had 'em on my road king for over a year. They're very comfortable...
     
  7. ifishwalleye

    ifishwalleye Member

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    installed the grips this weekend, very nice and comfortable
    like the way I can roll the throttle with fingers. I also installed mini apes from
    street bob, I like the new look and feel of the bars.
     
  8. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    On a scale of 1-10 how how hard were they to install? how long did it take?
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2008
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  10. ifishwalleye

    ifishwalleye Member

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    It's an easy job to do, but I have done it before. I have a fix my hog dvd
    for the sportster that I had. seeing someone take apart the controls was
    very helpful. if you have a service manual it helps also. you will need to
    loosen the throttle and idle cables all the way to remove the cable ends from
    throttle grip, and then need to readjust them once everything is back together.
    that's the most critical thing i would guess, and that not hard to adjust either.
    just make sure when you turn the steering far left and right that your idle
    does not change. you will need to remove the air cleaner to see the throttle
    arm stop. this is all explained in the manual.
    there is lots of help on doing this job on various forums, just do a search.