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This is for DRIVEN RACING D-Axis grips but is similar for any grips:

Installation is easy:

1.) Remove the handlebar end weights. Wrap the weight with electrical tape and hold with pliers if the hex head bolt won't come loose easily.

2.) Cut off the stock grips with a razor blade or razor knife. Clutch side is glued on and a bit harder to remove. I peeled it back, which worked well.
Throttle side isn't glued on because the throttle tube has a whole bunch of raised rectangles on it that fit in the indentations on the inside stock grips.

3.) Shave off the 3 plastic tabs at the end of the throttle tube with a single-edged razor blade/razor knife. They make it too hard to get the new grips on all the way.

4.) Spray some Windex, or similar, inside the new grips.

5.) Slide them on. When the Windex dries, it acts like glue. Mine didn't slip around once dry.

6.) Replace the handlebar end weights.

NOTE: if you get the Driven D-axis grips, leave the alloy rings on them when installing. Also, I replaced the stock bar end weights with TST's bar ends/sliders ($18.50)

Cheers!

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hey man.


I bought some new sliders and they come with their own bar end stem. do you how to get the factory ones off? I didn't grab a pic but they seem to have two outside springs, and the inside, a tube for the factory bar ends to screw on.


also on the handbar (bare) there were two holes on the 'clutch-side' but they didn't seem to have a screw/hex head on them to get the OEM bar end stems out of there.
 

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hey man.


I bought some new sliders and they come with their own bar end stem. do you how to get the factory ones off? I didn't grab a pic but they seem to have two outside springs, and the inside, a tube for the factory bar ends to screw on.


also on the handbar (bare) there were two holes on the 'clutch-side' but they didn't seem to have a screw/hex head on them to get the OEM bar end stems out of there.
The stock internal bar weights are held in by a spring tab that catches in those 2 holes inside the bars.

A thin, flat screwdriver can be used to lift the tab out of the holes and pop the weight out.
 

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well I ran back to the garage before you had a chance to respond with an idea.....and that didn't work really, but I figured it out. Pics below.
 

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Hey FangShui,How you like these Grips? are they comfortable?

i wanna replace my grips as well,and i don't know which one to get..i want high quality,comfortable blue ones

what do you suggest?
 

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Hey FangShui,How you like these Grips? are they comfortable?

i wanna replace my grips as well,and i don't know which one to get..i want high quality,comfortable blue ones

what do you suggest?
I like the Driven D-axis grips a lot, VERY comfortable, BUT the blue rings on them are WAY off in color from the R3 color.

I ended up buying another set of gel grips with Titanium colored rings. No clash that way!

NOTE: Blue accessories are all over the color chart. Seems like no two manufacturers use the same color blue on them. Gold accessories are much more consistent in color.
 

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I like the Driven D-axis grips a lot, VERY comfortable, BUT the blue rings on them are WAY off in color from the R3 color.

I ended up buying another set of gel grips with Titanium colored rings. No clash that way!

NOTE: Blue accessories are all over the color chart. Seems like no two manufacturers use the same color blue on them. Gold accessories are much more consistent in color.
The throttle tube looks longer then these grips..
 

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The throttle tube looks longer then these grips..
They actually were exactly the same length as the stock grips. No issues.

As I noted, you have to have the inner aluminum ring ON the grip when installing it, as you'll never get it on there after the grip is in place. The outer ring can be installed after the grip is fully in place.
 

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I like the Driven D-axis grips a lot, VERY comfortable, BUT the blue rings on them are WAY off in color from the R3 color.

I ended up buying another set of gel grips with Titanium colored rings. No clash that way!

NOTE: Blue accessories are all over the color chart. Seems like no two manufacturers use the same color blue on them. Gold accessories are much more consistent in color.
You mind post a link or a picture of the gel grips?

BTW Which grip material is the most comfortable? Gel,Rubber,Aluminium?
 

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