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post #1 of 15 Old 11-17-2008, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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First off I'd like to thank all members of WT for giving me their insight and suggestions on my newly purchased Rizoma Sportline Grips. Rizoma makea top quality products and their quality is worth every penny. The grips are excellent and after putting a little over 160 miles, I can say they feel great and the throttle response is absolutely astounding.

This installation for the grips is very straight forward and if you have the FSM, you can find the instructions on pages 13-2 - 13-9. For all those that do not have a copy of the manual, I will extract these pages and post them when I go to work tomorrow. Also I'd like to apologize for the limited pics, batteries ran out and I didn't have any extras.

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Metric Allen Wrenches
8mm Socket or Combination Wrench
14mm Open End Wrench
Phillips Screw Driver
Needle Nose Pliers

Install time: 1.5 HR

Installation Difficulty: 2/5



1. Use Allen Wrench to remove grip end from both handlebars:



2. Remove both mirrors, disconnect both wires for brakes and use 8mm Socket or Wrench to remove bolts that hold the Master Cylinder:



3. Use Phillips Screwdriver to remove both screws located underneath switch/throttle housing:



4. Use 14mm Open End Wrench to loosen throttle cable:



5. Open throttle housing and remove both throttle cables w/ needle nose pliers. (it is a little tough but possible)
This is where my camera batteries died and I wasn't able to take more pics

6. The throttle pipe came off fairly easily. Repeat the same steps with the left handlebar.









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What a beautiful bike.

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Some very nice looking grips.

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nice... charge the battery and take pictures of the rest of the bike... nice bike



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ooh, that baby has a red pin stripe as well! those red grips make it 20x better!

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Thanks for all the compliments, more pics can be found on the following post:

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What kind of bars do you have on there?? And did you have to disconnect the throttle cable from anything on the throttle body end of the system to get the cable to let lose of the throttle tube? That was the most difficult part I had to deal with when I put my Rizoma's on my Nighthawk and why I haven't put them on my 919 yet. That and lack of a decent bar end.

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Rizoma grips, bar ends, and levers - VERY NICE!! Your bike looks great! I see you upgraded the turn signals as well.

Glad to hear that the billet grips perform as well as they look. That was a concern of mine since I first saw them.

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What kind of bars do you have on there?? And did you have to disconnect the throttle cable from anything on the throttle body end of the system to get the cable to let lose of the throttle tube? That was the most difficult part I had to deal with when I put my Rizoma's on my Nighthawk and why I haven't put them on my 919 yet. That and lack of a decent bar end.
They are Suburban Machinery bars. I did not have to disconnect the Throttle Cables from the TB, just loosened the nuts. It took a little bit of manuevering and a pair of neddle nose pliers in order to take them off though, there was just enough slack from that.

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Rizoma grips, bar ends, and levers - VERY NICE!! Your bike looks great! I see you upgraded the turn signals as well.

Glad to hear that the billet grips perform as well as they look. That was a concern of mine since I first saw them.
I purchased the Turn Signals from bikebandit.com, they are 2 wire LED Baja Designs Mini stalks. They are clear LED's but light up amber. I was a little hesitent as well about the billet grips but they're comfortable and have an assuring grip/response

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Bike looks great, really like those grips. I think thats the first time I have seen a single sided exhaust undertail on a 9'er.

Great job!

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Bike, bars and grips all look good. I have put 3 different sets of grips on my bike since April 2008 and each time gets faster and more efficient.

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They are Suburban Machinery bars. I did not have to disconnect the Throttle Cables from the TB, just loosened the nuts. It took a little bit of manuevering and a pair of neddle nose pliers in order to take them off though, there was just enough slack from that.
I like those bars a lot. How much more are you putting your weight on your wrists with those compared to stock bars?

Good to know about the throttle cable. I've really got to get my Rizoma's back on, I really enjoyed them on my Nighthawk. Just need to get a new set of bar ends machined up since my old ones won't work with the 919.

And it's kind of funny about those turn signals. I had never seen them before I got a pair a few weeks back, now I'm seeing them everywhere, yours is the 3rd 919 I've seen with them on here so far.

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