Kuryakyn throttle boss

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by gator508, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    This may seem somewhat trivial, but after only about 3 months of use the chrome on my throttle boss is wearing off quickly. Took the bike by HD since they installed it when it was being repaired after the accident. They told me they would call Kuryakyn today and find out if this part is warranted. Just a heads up for anyone considering this accessory, seems like a defect or just a cheap chrome job.

    BTW, I do like the throttle boss alot!!
     
  2. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Kuryakyn chrome is cheap. My ISO grips have chrome starting to"bubble" a little. May pay less for aftermarket but you will usually pay twice if you buy the same junk again. Can't beat HD chrome. JMHO. :D
     
  3. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    Oh NO...:(
     
  4. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Been reading more & more bad press on Kuryakyn chrome problems...guess I'll re-think ordering anything from them...??
     
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I have quite a few Kuryakyn items on my Dyna . The chrome has bubbled or turned green on almost all of it. The cause is the "just barely metal" that is used for casting the parts in that far far away land of cheap labor. Too bad, because they have some nice looking (initially) products. :(
     
  6. glazier

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    I've had my Kuryakyn ISO grips and throttle boss for a little over three years now, and haven't had any problems with the chrome. Still look like new. Maybe I just got lucky.
     
  7. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    And how do you like the ISO grips?...I ordered some last week..:11:
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I installed Iso pegs on my 92 FLHS Crash bar when they first came out in Sturgis. The Chrome was good then but like Custom Chrome and a few others the quality is gone China chrome just doesn't cut it IMO
     
  9. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Mat I prefer the Avon grips over the ISO. The ISO is just what came on my bike.
     
  10. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    Enjoy,
    Rich P