Another quality issue

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by glyd-n, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. glyd-n

    glyd-n Junior Member

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    Is it just me or does anyone else have problems with the grips from HD. this is the second pair of handgrips that seem to come apart just from everyday use. At $90 a pop I expect them to last for more than a year. I have the Aileron grips and the cover is sliding off of the throttle. This seems to be a common problem for me. Does anyone know of any aftermarket grips for the TBW that are of good quality?:52:
     
  2. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    well if some are found post it. my stock ones are all funkey whitish..
     
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I've had no problems with my aileron grips, but then I only average around 6000 miles a year.
     
  4. dr robert

    dr robert Active Member

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    I like my Performance Machine grips. The rubber parts are replaceable, and I believe they are only about 8 dollars. Check them out. They seem really well made.
     
  5. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    glyd-n; you gotta ease up on the throttle a bit...;-)

    I have the HD aileron grips too & so far so good. I do wear gloves when riding (you probably do too), but will definitely update if I have any problems b/c you're correct - they should last. PM does make some good grips & you can look at Kuryakyn too. Let us know if you find something that works...
     
  6. glyd-n

    glyd-n Junior Member

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    No I don't use sunscreen on my hands. It is the actual grip coming apart from the plastic part that is on the inside. What happens is, after I've ridden for awhile, the outer grip begins to slide off as if it is coming off of the bars. It's like the glue has deteriorated. I don't think this is normal. Especially for 90 bucks.:small3d019::small3d019::small3d019:
     
  7. hogrotten

    hogrotten Junior Member

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    Your quality issue will turn into a safety issue if that thing comes of at the wrong time! :(
     
  8. deers45

    deers45 Member

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    i had the same problem with those. like the way the grips feel. not worth a darn if they come off in your hand.
     
  9. ultradoc

    ultradoc Active Member

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    Years ago an old biker told me if I use colgn to make sure my hands are clean. The alcohol in the colgn can eat the grips.
     
  10. glyd-n

    glyd-n Junior Member

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    Its only the throttle side, but it has happened on the Willie G grips as well. I could glue the cover back on to the sleeve, like regular grips, but this is very disappointing.