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For the record, Kuryakyn does not make ISO grips for the Harley Davidson Street or any grips for the Street for that matter. I did ask Kuryakyn in an email if they were going to make any grips for the Street. There response was, sign up for our newsletter and we will tell you there.

This coming from a company whose product is prominently displayed at the dealership where I bought my 750. Not to be deterred, I took it upon myself and my wallet to find a combination of various Kuryakyn ISO grips that could possibly fit.

First I bought the Black 6341 7/8" Universal Medium length (5-3/4"). The left grip fit perfectly. The right grip not so good on the throttle tube and the length was a bit long.

Next I bought Black 6344 7/8" for sport bikes (5"). Again the same problem left was perfect including length however that right side was a no go on fitting the throttle tube.

It gets better, so now I purchase the Black 6320 (1") grips for Harleys which included the throttle tube glued into the right grip. I did try to remove the throttle tube on the right grip but it was just too well glued. I also had purchased a stock right grip and throttle tube #56100043 for the street (cheap). My plan was to use the left grip of the 6320 set and try to insert the Street Throttle tube into it. The throttle tube was still a bit too big. So I got one of the mechanics at the dealership to put the throttle body on a lath and try to shave it down a tiny tiny bit. Well the throttle tube broke in half. Another set back. So I order another street throttle tube and right grip #56100043 .

While waiting on the replacement throttle body to come in at the dealership, I took a look at the Chrome 6240 (1") universal medium length grips without a throttle tube on the right grip. Note...The right grip I.D. is 1-1/4 inch the left was 1 inch. After having both items, along with the rest of my grips, I soon discovered that metal frame for the grip was an exact copy of the the black metal frame on the 6341. I pulled the rubber insert on the right grip of the 6240 and switched it with the rubber in the right grip of the 6341. So now I have 2 black median lenth ISO grips. The left grip 7/8" and the right grip (without throttle tube) 1-1/4" inner diameter.

The throttle tube for the Street fits into the right grip with the 1-1/4" I. D. without the rubber bulging out of the frame like the other sizes did. So now I have grips from 2 different sets of median size (5-3/4" length) Universal ISO's (6240 (1") and 6341(7/8") no throttle tube) that will fit on my bike. These are longer grips than what is currently on the bike and I haven't decided to try them just yet. Also the weather is not cooperating.

One of the parts counter gents has taken an interest in my endeavor and is trying to get Kuryakyn to ship a right grip from the 6320 (made for the Harley's with dual wire for 1 inch bars) without the the throttle tube in it (this may take a while and not sure if Kuryakyn will cooperate). If this works, then Kuryakyn could put together a set for the Street using existing parts from other sets or us hard heads could just do it without Kuryakyn's participation. I would prefer that Kuryakyn get with the program and support Harley's Street platform. Throttle tubes are cheap but the ISO grips are not. :|

This modification is probably not for everyone and the cost for two sets of ISO grips is probably a deterring factor. The other is the grips that will fit now are longer than stock.
 

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Well I finally got the ISO Grips on my bike. It felt strange at first riding with those thick ISO grips. But I can tell you that my wrists and elbows are not sore at all. After riding to the Harley Davidson Museum last night and then having to leave abruptly (approaching Rain Storm). The grips worked great. Even on bumpy roads I could control the throttle better and hold it steady without any jerking from sudden changes. For a quick recap I used two sets of Kuryakyn grips (black) 6240 and 6241 both being universal with no throttle bodies. Use the Throttle grip from the 6240 and the left grip from the 6241. I also used the plastic sleeve tubes (Measured and cut) to fill in the void at the end of the grip. Used the adhesive for the left side and just soap and water for the throttle side. Trimmed off the 4 ribs on the throttle tube prior to slipping on the grip. I think it turned out pretty good. Look at the pic and you can judge for yourself.
 

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Hmm, now I'm a bit worried the grips I picked up won't work on the throttle side. 1 1/4" id is a huge step up from 7/8.
 

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Hmm, now I'm a bit worried the grips I picked up won't work on the throttle side. 1 1/4" id is a huge step up from 7/8.
The throttle body on the street is thicker than normal 7/8" throttle bodies and somehow I feel it was done so by design. This is why there are only 2 grips from Harley that will fit on the 7/8' bar for the street (Stock and edge cut). This is why you have to get a grip that's 1 1/4 inch id for the right side if you use a third party grip if you can find one that is making grips for the Streets. One of the reasons I choose the ISO grip was the outer dimension was the same for both the 7/8" and the 1" Universal grips in black or chrome. If you can find a grip maker that makes the same style in both sizes without an implanted throttle bottle, it could work. It sucks that you have purchase 2 sets of grips just so you can use one from each set just to have a pair of grips left over that you can't use. I look at Avon but they don't make 7/8" grips.
 

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Thank you for your work

Wow, you did a lot of work on this. I understand that need to finish something once you get the idea to complete it, but you have really gone the extra mile on getting this project done.
The ISO grips seem to be the cream of the crop right now for comfort. And I am glad to know that they can be used on our bikes.
It looks like you will be able to use longer clutch and brake levers as the length has increased. I spend a lot of time with my little fingers on the little round knobs at the end of the levers and get a little tired of that. (Not that I am telling you to research updated levers now 0:)...... but if you wanted to >:D.......). I am still deciding about changing to reduced reach handlebars, and so have been considering a change in grips to the ISO grips at that time.
Again, Thanks for your work and letting us know about your solution.
 

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7/8 and 1 1/8 work call them direct order it as such I had no issue with them and got the exact look I was going after.
 

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Ironically I just got in from looking at this myself. I will not be playing the match up or buy Harley only game. I'll be changing my throttle tube out for a normal 7/8" throttle tube and using the grips I already picked up.
 

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Ironically I just got in from looking at this myself. I will not be playing the match up or buy Harley only game. I'll be changing my throttle tube out for a normal 7/8" throttle tube and using the grips I already picked up.
When you find a normal 7/8" throttle tube be sure to let users know. I would go that route in the future.
 

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I've got two options due to the way they set the factory throttle tube and kill switch control up. I can either move the switch and master cylinder over to the left and run a throttle tube with clamp or I can replace the switch with one for a bike that has a normal size opening. The opening on the factory switch is so large it will not hold a normal throttle tube. I've not yet decided which way I'll go.
 

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I just posted a pic on Kuryakyn's Facebook page of my Street 750 and informing them as to what I was able to accomplish with their ISO grips as well as an off handed question as to when are they going to take an interest. In the mean time, I will look around on Kuryakyn's site to see if they make same style grip in both sizes without a throttle tube glued in the right grip.
 

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Apparently the guys who run the Kuryakyn facebook page decide to delete my post and pic of my motorcycle with their ISO grips. I guess they took it as a "Black Eye" to their image and posted their Executive of the Year pic instead....lol

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I contacted Kuryakyn directly got a 7/8th and a 1 1/8th bought separately and it works perfectly no issues slide right on was able to leave the plastic core for the throttle used just a drop of the supplied glue on both sides no movement no issue honestly loving the grips.
 

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I contacted Kuryakyn directly got a 7/8th and a 1 1/8th bought separately and it works perfectly no issues slide right on was able to leave the plastic core for the throttle used just a drop of the supplied glue on both sides no movement no issue honestly loving the grips.
Do you have a contact name and number? What model of grips did you buy? Would you mind posting a picture of how they look on the bike? Thanks for the info.
 

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Just wanted to post another option for those who do not care for the stock grips and are not willing to wait for Kuryakyn go offer a solution.

I do not like the stock grips on the street just because they are so plain looking. However I could not find a set of grips that fit it except the hard aluminium ones at Harley. I did not want something that was harder than was already on the street. So I did a search for foam grips and found these.

Amazon.com: Grab On Grips Grip Cover - Fits From 1.25in. to 1.45in. OD - 5in.L, Color: Black MC402: Automotive

For the price I thought what the heck I will give them a try and with 500 miles use on them I really like them. I thought they would make my grips too thick and I could definitely tell the difference but once I got use to them they just felt correct. They are comfortable and not spongy like the ones I have on my bicycle. They also fit perfect with out having to do any modifications. Just spray some hairspray inside and slip them on. (It takes some effort to slip them on.) Once dry they are nice and tight, feel great, and I think they look good as well. After 500 miles they still look like brand new. Not sure how long they will last but once I decided I liked them I ordered 2 more pair.

I like Kuryakyn aftermarket parts and have a full set of ISO foot/highway pegs for my street but I do not see myself buying their grips because I really like these. They are easy and cheap.

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Kuryakyn Grips

Wow - that is strange. just left a shop where we called Kuryakyn and they said the new Kinetic ISO grips work perfect for the street, I have a part number -418907, not sure if this is distributors number or the manufacture's. For $90.00 US - they better work perfect or they are going back, I will post when I get them and hopefully installed them with no problem,:)
 
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