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post #1 of 9 Old 03-31-2011, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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Oxford Grip Install Help Needed

Okay, I removed the throttle side grip. It's enclosed in plastic. My question is (before I do something I will regret), do I have to remove the outer lip that the old grip was on before installing the new one? I'm pretty sure I do, but I just want to make sure.

I put in a picture of the throttle grip and the Oxford grip.

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Yes........

Yes.........and probably the "ribs" as well.......but others will chime in to verify. There are pics on the forum of this procedure from inmates......I used them to install mine last month.

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Thanks, that's what I thought. I looked at the pics on the other threads, but just wanted to make sure. I can imagine how much the dealer would want for that piece if I screwed it up.

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yup, outer and inner.

I used a boxcutter to just slice that outer ridge off. I used the same boxcutter to trim the last 1-2mm of the oxford heaterz as well (leaving the outer "ridge" on the grip itself intact of course).

I thought the grip would fit fine without removing the inner 'lip' on the throttle tube, but I was wrong, so I ground it down with the grinding wheel on my dremel. 2 minute job.

I left the ribs on the throttle tube alone, and didn't use any grip glue anywhere. Whatever, it worked. They took some force to get on. I can't imagine it would take LESS force to remove. Once they're in place I figure they "set" pretty good, just have some general stiction. Few hundred miles on em so far, no problems. I went the cables-down route, FWIW.
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. I can imagine how much the dealer would want for that piece if I screwed it up.[/QUOTE]

The throttle tube was $35.00 Cdn when I had to replace mine.

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Well there on and working. Thanks for all the help. Lost another nut in the front cowling. When they go in there they are gone for sure.

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Well there on and working. Thanks for all the help. Lost another nut in the front cowling. When they go in there they are gone for sure.
Hint, check between the gas tank and anything next to it on both sides of the tank with a flash light from the front. There is about 1/8" to 1/4" of space in there where stray nuts go to build nests. Best of luck.

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. I can imagine how much the dealer would want for that piece if I screwed it up.
The throttle tube was $35.00 Cdn when I had to replace mine.[/quote]

If you check parts fiches on-line you will find that the same part number for the grip assembly is used on multiple bikes. I managed to find a used grip/tube assembly from a GSXR600 (not sure the year) and used that to bastardize for the Oxford install. I kept the OEM grip and tube assembly in case I ever remove the Oxfords. If you look up the part number and google it as I did then you may find a used one for 10 bucks.

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