Good news!! I got rid of the junk factory grips. The new Kuryakyn ISO Black grips look great and feel even better! I will post pictures. If I can figure out how.
I'm considering these grips as well.....do you know if they will work with the heated grip option????No. Not really. To my suprize the the throttle grip wasn't glued to the throttle sleeve, so I just rolled it off the sleeve to remove it. Which don't get me wrong I'm glad that one wasn't glued on. It made it a whole lot easier to remove. The clutch side was glued on and so I just used a utility knife and cut that one off. It probably took about 45 minutes to switch out the grips.
Looking at the grips more today and yes, changing would mean no heated grips....so I've ordered a pair of "Grip Puppies" from the UK. That will give me a larger diameter grip and their site says that they will work with heated grips. Not as attractive as the ISO grips but I'm not giving up my heated grips.....cool rides here in the Spring and Fall.Unfortunately the Kuryakyn ISO grips will not work with heated grips option. You have to choose one way or the other. Me personally I'd much rather have the comfort of the ISO grips than any other. Thats just my personal opinion. I had them on my 2011 Honda Fury that I trded for my CTX and I loved how they felt, so I had to go with those as the replacement of the stock ones, they look really good on the bike too!
I was going to ask you about that, too -- throttle side, very tight; clutch side very loose. I actually needed the glue on the throttle sleeve for lube to get the grip all the way on. Luckily it went on in the right position, because there was no twisting it to reposition it once it was all the way on. Clutch side I just used a ton of Duco. It felt like it was finally setting up after a couple of hours. I'll give it a good yank tonight and make sure it's solid; if not, I'll just pull it off and do that barber pole trick. But no way that throttle grip is coming off in one piece if u ever have to remove it.Thanks! :ty: I had the exact setup on my Fury and I liked how they looked, so I thought what the heck... I would just go with the same setup as what I had before. No... I didn't have any issues with my glue that came with the ISO grips, as a matter of fact I didn't use any glue on the throttle side. It was so snug that I barely got it twisted on there. Now on the clutch side was a different story. I had to do the barber pole thing with the black electrical tape then used the glue. I probably used a half of one of the tubes of glue. BTW... I don't think yours is boring. Yours looks cool too! I almost went with the exact same setup as yours. :smiley-happy0034:
Hoosierman, those look great, though the spikes are not my style. I think I would go with the black end weights, since I'm not a big fan of chrome on this bike (except for the awesome exhaust pipes, of course). Do you think I could put on ISO grips like you did and use the end weights?
I assume you bought Kuryakyn part number 6341 for the grips, since those are the black ones for 7/8" bars. Can you confirm that? Their web site says that the item number for the end weights is 6339 (the black ones, anyway). I am seriously thinking of doing this mod. Thanks so much for being the guinea pig on this!!
Sleepngbear - Your grip setup is what I will be doing this weekend; black ISO grips with end weights and throttle boss. Did you do the work yourself? I see Hoosierman did his install, and from what I read, it was simple job (just gotta fight the glue on the left side).I like the spikes -- nice touch. Just curious -- how was the glue they delivered with yours? I tried punching a hole in mine with the cap, no go. Tried punching a hole with a nail, still no go. Scratched my head and cussed a lot, then whipped out my cordless drill and tore into it with that. The glue had completely hardened in the tubes (yes, both tubes that came with the grips). Did a lot more cussing then headed to the local Benny's and got a tube of Duco cement, knowing I didn't want something that would set up too quickly, especially on the throttle side which was very tight. Now I'm just hoping it sets up on the clutch side.
Anyway, here's a few pics of mine, just installed. Kinda boring after yours, but they've got the grip end weights, and a throttle boss on the throttle side.
Yes, I did these myself. The stock grips were not able to come off in one piece -- I had to slice them with a razor knife. No biggie, because they would have been impossible to get back on anyway.Sleepngbear - Your grip setup is what I will be doing this weekend; black ISO grips with end weights and throttle boss. Did you do the work yourself? I see Hoosierman did his install, and from what I read, it was simple job (just gotta fight the glue on the left side).
Any advice from anyone for the grip removal/install on the CTX1300?
OK, here's the good: these grips are phenomenal. They feel absolutely wonderful, and if you have any qualms whatsoever about the stock grips, I highly recommend these.
And the bad: Duco cement makes a horrible grip glue. You really don't realize how much torque you're putting on that left grip until you go to squeeze the clutch and it moves. If you can't use the crap that Kury sends with the grips (which I couldn't because it was already solid as a rock in the tube), make sure you have some other actual grip cement handy and don't try messing with anything else.