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Old 29th September 2009
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Originally Posted by flyboy View Post
So here is my story and it's a sad one
My bike has 25 miles on the meter - just got it home from the shop.

I got this new HD grips and the chrome housing kit + chrome switch caps read all the postings about what to do and how to do it. I thought why open everything twice? So I started with the left side and it worked exactly like discribed by others. The glue came off easy and I didn't put glue on the new ones. So far I thought good job. Then I started with the right one. Payed attention to all the things that can get lost. Changing the chrome switch caps was a pain in the , but it worked. Then the worst happend, getting the cables on the grip was not so easy. Somehow the cable got free and I didn't know why it was. Then I realized the whole drama - the cable got lost from the carburator . I looked at my bike and the whole thing had something hopeless. You can't reach that . My first thought was get the fuel tank off to reach it. So I started to loosen the front screw of my brand new bike. Well that didn't help at all. The meter blocked lifting it and gave way for about 1". After 2h I gave up. Chrome housing kit + chrome switch caps and grip not installed and a new bike that can't go nowhere not even to the shop to show them the mess I did. The wife started her "I told you..." but stoped the moment she saw my face - way wrong moment here!
I called the shop. They where really great and told me to detach the air box so I can reach the lower end of the cable. I'm gone all week knowing my bike is at home messed up. I hope I get this attached again.
So changing the grips can include some unexpected things. Be warned!

Man, thanks for posting this! It gave me a good laugh!
I remember those days. We've all been there. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!
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