Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
The OEM plastic throttle tube has ribs on it. The OEM grip is molded right onto the ribs. No company seems to want to make a non-ribbed plastic throttle tube to fit either Gen 1 or 2 of KLR650!
So one has to take the brand new oem throttle tube & grip assembly to a Very Aggessive stationary wire wheel to eat the grip off of the plastic twister. Then use a Double Cut file to dress down the ribs or one will have a lumpy grip.
All it takes is TIME & sometimes that time is costing more money than a customer wants to pay for. May be a lot quicker & cheaper to just install Both oem grips.
But surely you can do it.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 84,000+ miles & counting