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Old 12-10-2012, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Changing Grips on a "Throttle by Wire" bike

If this has been addressed on another thread please guide me to it, I couldn't find it. I have a 2009 Rd Glide and getting ready to change out the stock handlebar grips. Will that disrupt the "throttle by wire" system? When getting into these newer bikes, it seems to require another reflash to the computer. Surely not in this case but i thought i would check with you guys first before i get started. Is there anything i should be aware of when i do this task? Thanks again!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You shouldn't have a problem with it. The grip end is geared and splines with the gear on the fby sensor. While you're in there check that the sensor wire is plugged on tight. Look in the end of your grip and you'll understand how it works.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's no problem to change them. I did it on my 2012 SG last summer. The stock grips really do suck, by the way.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I changed TBW grips (installed heated grips) and even with re-wiring required it was not a big deal. Simple grip change should be just that; simple.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, the OEM grips leave lots to be desired.

What grips are you folks switiching to on the FBW newer bikes?
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As long as you guy the grips for a TBW bike, they are easier to change the throttle cable grips.

I switched to these. As a large handed individual they are fantastic.

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I like these Avon grips a lot Avon V-Twin Air Cushioned Anodized Motorcycle Grip. Look a little weird but feel great.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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What grips are you folks switiching to on the FBW newer bikes?
I went with the standard avon air grips
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So, do you just cut the old ones off and then glue and slide the new ones on. Will glue get into the end of the bars and screw up the TBW?
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No glue if your using HD grips. They are held on by a cam in the switch housings.

I did not have to cut mine off. Put a little muscle behind a real hard twist and the glue will break free.


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