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Hey guys, just got myself a new 15 RG and am looking at switching out the and grips. Never done it before and was wondering how hard it may be or if it pretty simple. any advice?
 

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Hey guys, just got myself a new 15 RG and am looking at switching out the and grips. Never done it before and was wondering how hard it may be or if it pretty simple. any advice?
First thing to buy would be a Service Manual, Parts Book, & the Electrical Manual .

That will guide you through changing out your grips with the newer fly-by-wire setup . :)
 

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Grips are very easy to change. Specially if you go with HD grips as some aftermarket require you to glue the left grip.

I went with the HD Get-A-Grip. Very comfortable. Loosen the controls, slide the grip in, the housing of the control holds them in place, tighten the controls back and you are done.

But do yourself a favor and like webco2 mentioned, get the service manual. Money well spent.
 

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I went through stock grips, Harley Get-a-Grips, and tried the Avon Airs, before settling on the Kuryakin Isogrips. The latter were the most effective in dealing with right hand numbness for me. They're not bad looking, either. Just rather common. I guess there's a reason for that.

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Good advice above. Mechanically, not difficult, but there are a few things to be careful with. Front brake lever needs to be spaced to prevent breaking stop switch, fly by wire unit is delicate, don't pinch or break wires when R&R switch housings. Service manual is the best money you will spend on the bike. Even if you never work on the bike, it's interesting reading (at least to me).
 

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Its best to assemble all the parts and do everything at once.

Im doing grips and black levers. I have the grips and the levers are enroute.

In the past I have done chrome switch housing, but Im sticking with black this time.

I second on consulting a manual or looking for a youtube video on what you want to do. Its very easy to make a very expensive mistake. Bikes are not as simple as they used to be.
 

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I have a 15 Ultra Limited and had the dealer put on Slipstream heated grips, love them! First off, as previously mentioned, get the HD service manuals! Secondly, you are going to need to purchase the electrical connection kit P/N 69200722 if you are buying the heated grips. Lastly, the left grip is glue less, regardless of heated or non heated, the end of the grip closest to the switch is shaped to fit inside the switch housing so when everything is tightened (switch housing, clutch lever) the grip is snug and won't move, now to the problem. When tightening the the switch housings to torque specs you may end up with a gap where the front housing meets the rear housing, if you tighten more to try to eliminate that gap, you will find that your horn button becomes jammed and you may damage the internal wiring of the switch assembly. Yesterday I had to take my bike in and have the switch assembly replaced, warranty item, because the trigger switch witch is on top of the left left switch housing, stopped working, I was told that it probably wasn't due to over tightening of the switch housing but probably a defect, I think it was from over tightening. What the dealer had to do to get the switch housings to fit properly was trim down the inside of the left grip where it fits in the groove of the switch housing so the two pieces fit together with no gaps, do not trim off too much, you don't want that grip moving. I would remove the housings from the handle bar and put them together on the grip to see if there is an issue before installing the grip. Get the service manual, it was $48 from Kutter Harley Online. If you have any questions, ask! Good Luck!


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