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Bar end mirrors with these grips?

So I recently purchased the grips in the link below and would like to install bar end mirrors as well. My thought is that I could cut/grind down the end of the grip so it is open on the end and flush with the end of the handlebar that way I can install the mirror into the end of the handlebar. I'm curious if anyone has tried this yet. The dealer informed me that cutting the end piece off of the grip would cause it to just fall apart. Also would there be any problems with the throttle side grip since that side is not held on with adhesive?

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So I take it nobody has tried it before since I have almost 60 views and no responses. I guess once I get my drag bars in I'll be the test subject and let you know how it goes

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All I can tell you is my grips have 4 screws in the end so they can be removed
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Aside from the mirrors question how do you like the grips? They look cool; do they enhance the ride over and above the cheapie stock ones?


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Haven't installed them yet. I ordered drag bars for my bike and I'm waiting on them to come in before putting them on. They seem like they will be pretty good though. I will let you know once everything is on the bike.

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@James 811,


Aside from the mirrors question how do you like the grips? They look cool; do they enhance the ride over and above the cheapie stock ones?


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If you haven't seen or felt them in person I would hold off on ordering them. I was all set on getting them for my bike until I felt them in person. They "look great" on the bar, but they are really slippery. I usually ride with no gloves or very thin gloves because personally I like to know I'm holding the grip(s) while riding. With those grips it was very, very slick to me. I opted for the edge grip instead due to that. To me they look just as good but with much better feel for the rider.

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These were on an XG750 at one of the local area HD Dealers.

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