Do your old grips pull off your handlebars every time you ride? Are you looking for something super comfy for them big ole' hands of yours? Well if so, we have a killer and styling solution for those troubles.
Check out these Vans V-Twin Lock-On 1" Grips. Sure to keep locked on your bars for good and give you one hell of a nice ride all while looking like the bottom of your favorite shoe tread, VANS!
WATCH VIDEO: HOW TO INSTALL VANS LOCK-ON GRIPS - CABLE VERSION
In this video you get to hang out with your favorite Moto Tech Guru, Todd, in the Lowbrow Customs' workshop as he shows you all the cool features of these Vans V-twin Lock-on Grips. After you get the lowdown on all the coolness, he then shows you how easy it is to install on our purple rigid Harley Sportster.
Follow along and lets have some fun!
HOW TO INSTALL VANS LOCK-ON GRIPS FOR CABLE THROTTLES IN 4 EASY STEPS
Those are some nice looking grips.
STEP 1: SLIDE ON THE NON THROTTLE GRIP ON TO LEFT SIDE OF THE HANDLEBARS
First things first, loosen the non throttle grip torx screws.
In the box they supply this torx bit wrench.
Just loosen the screws, don't remove.
Next slide the grip onto the left side of the handlebar.
The fit will get firmer and harder to push the farther it slide up the bar.
STEP 2: INSTALL THE THROTTLE TUBE GRIP ONTO THE RIGHT SIDE OF HANDLEBAR
First thing you want to do is de-adjust your throttle cables giving them the most amount of play so that you can fit the cables onto the throttle tube.
De-adjust your throttle cables. Break the lock nut free and give yourself the most slack on the cables that you can.
While you have your throttle cables exposed. Give them some lube. You'll thank us later.
Next hook the cables onto the throttle tube. It's sometimes easier to do this off of the bars at first, but be careful. Those pesky chinga-dingas that go over the ball ends of the cables are super tiny and if you drop them, good luck finding them. You've been warned!
Fit the chinga-dingas on the balls and set in the throttle tube with the throttle wires resting in the groove of the throttle tube.
Loosely install your throttle housing on top of the throttle tube.
With the grip on the bar, push it all the way until it hits the end of the bar and then pull the grip back just a smidge before tightening down your throttle housing. This will prevent your throttle from sticking or dragging.
Pulling back the grip after it hit to prevent drag.
STEP 3: ADJUST THROTTLE CABLES AND TIGHTEN GRIPS DOWN
Now its time to adjust your throttle cables. Take the slack out of the cables and test the throttle as it gets tighter. You want to have just a little free play in your throttle. When you go to wick the throttle back it should move a little freely before starting to pull the throttle cables and giving you some resistance.
Adjusting the cables. Once you find your adjustment is right make sure to use the locking nuts to keep your settings.
Don't over crank your throttle housing but make sure its tight!
Use the long end of the torx wrench to tighten, use the short end to give the final wammy.
STEP 4: GO FOR A RIDE!
That's it, your new Vans V-twin Lock-on cable throttle grips are installed. Now only one last thing to do... GO FOR A RIDE! Wooooohooooo!
Made in the USA. Awe yeah!
Check out them details. These are super rad!
WATCH VIDEO: HOW TO INSTALL VANS LOCK-ON GRIPS - THROTTLE BY WIRE VERSION
Learn how easy it is to install Vans Lock-On TBW Motorcycle Grips with Mikey Revolt as he works on his 2017 Harley-Davidson Dyna Lowrider S in his personal garage. TBW stands for Throttle By Wire, BTW (which stands for By The Way).
Not only does he walk you through what makes these grips so great but shares with you what comes in the box.
Mikey then shows you how to remove your old grips and install a new set of Vans TBW Lock-on grips with ease. Break out the tools and let's get rocking!
HOW TO INSTALL THROTTLE BY WIRE VERSION IN 4 EASY STEPS
Them grips are off the wall! HA!
STEP 1: REMOVE STOCK AND OR GRIPS YOU HAVE ON YOUR BIKE NOW
We are going to install these gum color grips on this 2017 Dyna Lowrider S
First things first, you want to remove your grips off your handlebars if you haven't done so already. I've got some Lowbrow Customs AMF grips on here right now and should be easy to take off, however I do remember glueing the clutch side so we might just cut that off right away.
Cover your tank with a towel if you want to protect it from possible falling things like bolts or sockets etc.
Use a razor blade to cut the throttle side grip off, or you can use air and blow into the grip if its not glued on.
Remove bolts from throttle side housing using a T27 and T25.
Removing control housing cover.
Remove the clamp thats holding on the brake lever.
Pull housing and brake lever away from throttle tube.
Slide your throttle tube off. Make sure your TBW control stays in the bar and not with the throttle tube. The tooth should line up with the notch on the bar.
STEP 2: INSTALL THE NEW VANS LOCK-ON GRIP ONTO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE HANDLEBARS.
If the two bolts on the lock-on grip are tight, loosen them up first before sliding onto the handlebar.
Slide the Vans V-twin Lock-on Grip onto the bars. As it gets further up the bar you will feel it getting firmer and harder to push.
Use the supplied T15 Torx wrench to tighten down the clamp on the grips for a secure fit.
STEP 3: INSTALL THE VANS LOCK-ON GRIP WITH THROTTLE TUBE ONTO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HANDLEBARS
Make sure your clamp is secure on the throttle tube before sliding on the bars. Mine was a little loose.
Slide the throttle tube onto the handlebars and feel it hit the end and lock into the throttle by wire control, give it a wick or two to make sure it is sitting properly on the bars.
Introduce the control housing and brake lever to the new throttle tube.
There is a small tank on the control housing that meets up with a notch on the brake lever, these must line up to be put together correctly.
And it should look like this.
Put your clamp that holds the brake lever back on loosely.
Then secure your cover for your housing.
Then torque everything down.
STEP 4: GIVE A SQUEEZE AND LET'ER RIP TATER CHIP
Thats it, good to go. give'm a squeeze, they are sooo nice.
"OOOoooOOooo Guuurlll, those feel nice"
As Todd always says GO FOR A RIDE!
Snow snow go away so I can rip these bad bois on the road!