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Default Am I the only one who doesn't like Kuryakyn ISO Grip

When I got my 2014 XC it had Kuryakyn ISO Grips with the Throttle Boss. I removed the throttle boss in the 1st week because it almost got me in trouble during my high traffic commute.
I didn't really like the thicker feel but I got used to it in time. Yesterday I took my first longer trip and after a few hours my hands were sore. Yes I was on a lot of twisty's so I probably was over gripping.
I purchased a pair of factory grips a couple weeks ago so I installed them today. One Happy surprise is I found out I already had a 1/4 turn ring on the ISO grips. I switched the ring over to the new grips and I already like the feel better.

Anyone else have the same experience with overly thick grips?

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I had Kury ISO grips on for a couple years...I never was a fan of the thick feel but, like you, I got used to them. The only reason I kept the ISO grips was because I have the weighted large bar-ends to damp vibrations. Last year I finally got brave and ditched the ISO's for a set of Avon Custom Contour grips which I'm much happier with

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My VTX has the ISO grips and I have always hated them. I can deal with the thickness but can only ride with gloves because they hurt to hold. It's the ones with the large square rubber pieces. They have others that are more smooth.

Set the throttle boss to your interstate cruising speed. That's how both of mine are. Added similar to the Vic. Then it's not in the way.
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My VTX has the ISO grips and I have always hated them. I can deal with the thickness but can only ride with gloves because they hurt to hold. It's the ones with the large square rubber pieces. They have others that are more smooth.

Set the throttle boss to your interstate cruising speed. That's how both of mine are. Added similar to the Vic. Then it's not in the way.
It sounds like yours are the same as mine.
The Throttle boss would get in the way when I needed to quickly release the throttle and get on the brakes on my morning highway commute. I just removed it because t was safer to do so.
I attached a photo of mine. I guess I should try to sell them.
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No, it's not just you... I HATE them.
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Yes those are the ones I have on my VTX. It came with them and I'm not a fan.
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i had them on my MeanStreak and those rubber sections were always moving around and coming out... was the biggest pain in the ass and one of the reasons i removed them for different grips.

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I realize now why I had a hard time trying to install an Easy Clutch and ended up removing it the same day

The fat Iso grips limit how far you can pull in the clutch handle. (seems obvious now)

With Standard grips it looks like I get almost another 1/4 inch of pull distance on the clutch. This would make a huge difference when setting up the Easy Clutch since they are a little touchy with the adjustments.

I think I might start a new thread regarding Fat grips and the easy clutch.
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I like em , yeah, got em on both my bikes.
I always wear gloves riding.

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