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I recently changed my stock grips. Now i have billet grips, was wondering if any kind of lubricant is needed??? They do stick sometimes and squeak, didnt know if a graphite lube was better on them vs. a silicone lube ... Any ideas??? THANKS
 

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numbah_17 said:
I recently changed my stock grips. Now i have billet grips, was wondering if any kind of lubricant is needed??? They do stick sometimes and squeak, didnt know if a graphite lube was better on them vs. a silicone lube ... Any ideas??? THANKS
You shouldn't. You might need to lube the cable and make sure the cables are installed correctly and they are in the grooves. Or the tension on the cables could need to be adjusted
 

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although it shouldn't be needed I always put a thin coat of waterproof marine grease on the bar before I install the throttle side. Just a real thin coat like the residue left after you wipe it off with a rag is all it takes. Use too much and it will collect dirt and dust and cause more problems than it solves.
 

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Sticking and squeaking is not a good situation. it should be a smooth, flawless operation. i would make sure i had everything was right before going down the road as a sticking throttle could get knarly...
 

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Are wereally talking about grips? Or is this some sort of "man code" for another topic? *snort*
I'm thinking about switching out the stock grips from my 09 Kingpin. The problem around here is anything with chrome in it gets blasting hot from the heat - but I can overcome that downside by wearing gloves, which Ialways do. BUT...I'm still looking for a solution for a new clutch lever that brings the lever closer into the grip - my fingers are short (curses to you genetics!) I'm afraid if I go with a grip that is even slightly bigger in circumfrence, I will struggle even more with the stock clutch.
I like the look and feel of the bigger grip, but I'm worried that too big could be too much for me unless I can find the right clutch. The stock clutch forces me to stretch my hand out to the max and I'm using my fingertips to pull back the clutch, which gives me super strong fingers, but it could be alot easier with a closer clutch!
OK, no matter how hard I tried, it still sounds like I'm writing ascene for a porno film.
 

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LMFAO... I'm glad i have big fingers...the grips I got taper towards the middle.. The clutch is further away because of that ... SMT Machine ... Take a look at them im sure you will like the products...
 

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Oh go ahead and brag about your big fingers.. What's your shoe size? Mwahahaha
Those are sweet grips. Nice!
I found another website that "may" have a solution for the clutch. They have one designed for small hands, but I have a hydraulic clutch and I don't know if that would make a difference (I'm sure it will) and don't know if they would have one to fit a Victory.
http://asvinventions.com/
 
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