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post #1 of 8 Old 02-09-2019, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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GEN 1 KLR Throttle Tube

Has anyone swapped out the OEM grip on their throttle tube? Id like to do it but I'm being told there's a lot more to it than just cutting it off and putting a new one on like you do with other bikes. Any advice?
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-10-2019, 05:20 AM
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I think pdwestman mentioned grooved and glued OEM grips on Generation 1 throttle tubes, a circumstance possibly favoring replacement with OEM vs. aftermarket grips.

That said, some aftermarket grips may be sufficiently pliable to serve as replacements; think I once took that path, but . . . memory fades! Rotating throttle grip barrel may become distorted in the process; bears watching.
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post #3 of 8 Old 02-10-2019, 06:42 PM
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Iíve had no issues removing grips on a Gen. 1. Cut it down itís length and peeled it off. Scraped off the bigger junks of rubber with a knife blade and sanded the rest. Heating it up with the wifeís hair dryer makes it easier.
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-14-2019, 01:43 PM
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G2 Ergonomics makes an Aluminum throttle tube that fits the KLR.
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Cool Beans, Here is the link. https://www.g2ergo.com/store/g2-dirt...-for-kawasaki/

One more posting banditbill and you will be allowed to link & pics. Thanks for the heads-up.

Here is the Quick-Turn model, https://www.g2ergo.com/store/g2-quic...e/#prettyPhoto
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Dave Pelletier needs to try this kit, with a Jimmy Twister and give us all a review. Dave seems to really like finer control of his bikes in the rough stuff.

https://www.g2ergo.com/store/g2-throttle-cam-system/

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LOL; well that's a nice looking pce if a bit pricey......I doubt I'd care much about the diffference in throttle feel but an alloy tube would certainly be less likely to crack in a fall....but then with proper handguards, it's unlikely anyhow.

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As far as the OP's question; replacing the throttle side grip on the KLR has been an identical procedure to my other bikes (41 and counting though I probably only replaced grips on half of them). A razor knife was needed.

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