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post #1 of 5 Old 04-29-2010, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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I was curious as to why some racing motorcycles have the throttle grip safety wired and would it benefit me to safety wire my throttle grip even though I don't do any track days.

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prevents the grip from rotating on the tube? i know it's more common on MX than track bikes, probably because of the major tugging those guys do on their bars when jumping/landing and other such nonsense. I don't really know cuz thems not my people. I'm going out in my garage now to install a microwave on my 919....for touring.

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prevents the grip from rotating on the tube? i know it's more common on MX than track bikes, probably because of the major tugging those guys do on their bars when jumping/landing and other such nonsense. I don't really know cuz thems not my people. I'm going out in my garage now to install a microwave on my 919....for touring.
It was hard because I had to move the TV alittle to get the balance back, but it was do-able!

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TJ nailed it, it keeps the handgrip from rotating, and I've only heard of it being used on MX bikes but that doesn't mean street bikes have never had it done on them. that's actually a project for myself this weekend, my grips were a little cockeyed after running supermoto last week. Unless you actually experience the problem I don't see any reason to do it.

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Its worth doing to make sure you don't have to deal with the grips slipping.

Fo coarse i never did it on my street bike. I have it on my mx bike, mountain bike, and race bike. The off road stuff needs it. Water and mud get in there and the grips slip like they are riding on bearings. Race bike because I have after market clip ons so no there is no glue holding them in place. Why no glue? Its easy to cut the wire, slip them off to swap out a broken clip on if I crash.

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