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Sounds like I have to just stick with the HD options as there is something weird about how the throttle is configured on HD bikes? See there are aftermarket throttle bodies but assume that isn't going to work with our bikes.
 

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I spoke to my dealer’s P&A specialist about this, bar-end mirrors, etc. it all has to do with their drive-by-wire configuration, instead of old-fashioned throttle cables, as well as all the switches wired through the handlebar. What I did was to wrap my stock grips with leather tennis racquet grip material. I’ll post some pix when I get a chance to take them.
 

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I spoke to my dealer’s P&A specialist about this, bar-end mirrors, etc. it all has to do with their drive-by-wire configuration, instead of old-fashioned throttle cables, as well as all the switches wired through the handlebar. What I did was to wrap my stock grips with leather tennis racquet grip material. I’ll post some pix when I get a chance to take them.
I could totally just wrap mine with bar tape... hmm. Maybe try the grip puppies first for $20. I have liked that material on bicycle grips occasionally.
 

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I could totally just wrap mine with bar tape... hmm. Maybe try the grip puppies first for $20. I have liked that material on bicycle grips occasionally.
I know the bar is 7/8 inch. Not sure how that transfers into the handlebar grips. There might be more information once you filter the Livewire on the HD website. I have some larger diameter grips on mine, and it does help a little with wrist fatigue compared to my other livewire with stock handgrips.
 

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@xophere the diameter is listed on the HD website for each of the grips.
But not for stock. Which according to my adjustable wrench is 1.25 inches. Which seems quite small but i means all those aftermarket ones are 1.4 - 1.6 So quite a bit bigger. I think I will try the $20 grip covers and see. I can also see how you could easily wrap with high quality handle bar tape and be very near those others. Might look ugly. But depends on the take. And not clear how well it would stand up to the twist throttle.
 

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But not for stock. Which according to my adjustable wrench is 1.25 inches. Which seems quite small but i means all those aftermarket ones are 1.4 - 1.6 So quite a bit bigger. I think I will try the $20 grip covers and see. I can also see how you could easily wrap with high quality handle bar tape and be very near those others. Might look ugly. But depends on the take. And not clear how well it would stand up to the twist throttle.
one of the biggest diameters on the HD website are the cheapest ones, $73 for the nostalgic hand grips and then $93 for the Get-A-Grips, each are 1.6inch diameter. I can't find the ones that are on mine listed on the website, but they certainly feel better.
 

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I spoke to my dealer’s P&A specialist about this, bar-end mirrors, etc. it all has to do with their drive-by-wire configuration, instead of old-fashioned throttle cables, as well as all the switches wired through the handlebar. What I did was to wrap my stock grips with leather tennis racquet grip material. I’ll post some pix when I get a chance to take them.
I did that exact same thing!


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tcypher that bike looks so cool that way. Love the hidden blinkers etc. How are you like that riding position?
it's really working out better than I'd expected.
I'm 5'9" and I'm not too crunched up, 'specially on long rides... that's where I initially expected for it to be uncomfortable.
My arse hurts before my knees or other joints do.
 
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