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So I have narrowed down my next mod to two things: ISO grips or 8k HID kit.

Do the ISO grips make much of an improvement over stock? Does the gel really help much? Will I be able to notice it since I wear gloves?

Im going to call Sportbikelites.com tomorrow to get more info on their HID Kit. I figure I will have better luck with a kit that is model specific instead of getting a universal kit somewhere else.
 

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So I have narrowed down my next mod to two things: ISO grips or 8k HID kit.

Do the ISO grips make much of an improvement over stock? Does the gel really help much? Will I be able to notice it since I wear gloves?

Im going to call Sportbikelites.com tomorrow to get more info on their HID Kit. I figure I will have better luck with a kit that is model specific instead of getting a universal kit somewhere else.
IMHO, HID Kits look like ass when they aren't in a projector housing. If you put it in your stock headlight, it'll be an annoying blue light driving down the road (especially with 8k...cars with HIDs from the factory come with a 4.3 temp.) I have the 4.3 in my car with projectors and it looks like a high end car from the factory. If you're set on an HID Kit, don't go over 6k...anything over that will look straight blue or even almost purple.

I also have the ISO grips and I love them. I don't really remember how they compare to stock...I only got them for looks.
 

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I had a 5k kit on my Hayabusa and loved it. I too am considering geting a HID one of these days because the amount of light it puts out compared to a stock light is amazing. I am with daRe on not going over 6k, the higher the number the more blue/purple the light and actually it will put out less usable light. If you want a blue light the go with 6k but if you want the most light go with a 4-4.5k
 

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simple question needs a simple answer. how are you hands after riding for a while? I for one was having problems both hands going numb, and my right wrist killing me. I thought it was cause i was holding on too tight, but after installing the grips the numbness is almost gone and the wrist pain is now minimal.

I bought them from a seller here on this forum for $56 shipped.
 

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No experience with the HID. I have the ISO grips and love them. The first thing I noticed was that they were thicker than the stock grips, secondly, more comfortable on longer rides and absorbing the road.
 

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+1 for the grips.

My buddy has the stock grips on his still and always complains about numb hands. I have the ISO grips, and never a problem.
 

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iso grips + throttle boss+helmet lock ends
great for long rides

dealer wisely did not install the helmet lock on the rear fender.
 

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I have been thinking about different grips also, but I'm not for sure what to look for, is there anything I need to make sure of when I'm looking for replacements? And if I'm not mistaken they are supposed to be easy to change, slide a hacksaw blade in and slide it around the inside of the grip and pull off and then glue and put the new ones on right?
 

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Do the ISO grips make much of an improvement over stock? Does the gel really help much? Will I be able to notice it since I wear gloves?
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Yes. Not gel but soft rubber, but Yes. Yes.
I had the ISO Flames on my VTX, they are good, but not as good as the regular ISO. The only problem with them is 9 out of 10 bikes you see have them. I had mine P/C black.
 

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I have been thinking about different grips also, but I'm not for sure what to look for, is there anything I need to make sure of when I'm looking for replacements? And if I'm not mistaken they are supposed to be easy to change, slide a hacksaw blade in and slide it around the inside of the grip and pull off and then glue and put the new ones on right?
there's a search thread on how to remove grips. my dealer used an air compressor and blew air between the grip and bar and slid them off.

btw, as far as mods go: do not buy the Kury offset levers.

showing off my steed last night and noticed the levers are corroding on the front side.

i'm on the prowl for better quality replacements.
 

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yeah I read a while back about how to get them off, different people have said different ways work best, not to concerned about getting them off I just want to make sure that when I'm looking around and find a set that it's a set that will fit, so is there a specific size or anything I need to look for when looking for said replacement?
 

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yeah I read a while back about how to get them off, different people have said different ways work best, not to concerned about getting them off I just want to make sure that when I'm looking around and find a set that it's a set that will fit, so is there a specific size or anything I need to look for when looking for said replacement?
make sure they fit a Fury or VTX1300.
 

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This Forum SUCKS!!

So I have narrowed down my next mod to two things: ISO grips or 8k HID kit.

Do the ISO grips make much of an improvement over stock? Does the gel really help much? Will I be able to notice it since I wear gloves?

I'm going to call Sportbikelites.com tomorrow to get more info on their HID Kit. I figure I will have better luck with a kit that is model specific instead of getting a universal kit somewhere else.
I hate this forum!
10 minutes ago I was reading this thread and here is what happened!

"Payment total of US $61.80 was charged to your PayPal account."

"Honda FURY VT1300CX Kuryakyn ISO Grips *NEW*
USPS Priority Mail® shipping."

Where does it stop???:eek: I AM DONE WITH GOD FORSAKEN MODS!
No more money will be spent. Well, I am buying the sumo kit 1 part at a time.
THEN I AM DONE AFTER THAT!:confused:
 

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Where does it stop???:eek: I AM DONE WITH GOD FORSAKEN MODS!
No more money will be spent. Well, I am buying the sumo kit 1 part at a time.
THEN I AM DONE AFTER THAT!:confused:
Lol, yea... how is that coming anyways? The Sumo kit thing? Working out as planned or do you not have all the pieces of the pie yet?
 

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I hate this forum!
10 minutes ago I was reading this thread and here is what happened!

"Payment total of US $61.80 was charged to your PayPal account."

"Honda FURY VT1300CX Kuryakyn ISO Grips *NEW*
USPS Priority Mail® shipping."

Where does it stop???:eek: I AM DONE WITH GOD FORSAKEN MODS!
No more money will be spent. Well, I am buying the sumo kit 1 part at a time.
THEN I AM DONE AFTER THAT!:confused:
sure ya are. just like the rest of us mod-junkies. :D
 

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Lol, yea... how is that coming anyways? The Sumo kit thing? Working out as planned or do you not have all the pieces of the pie yet?
I won't have everything untill Oct, Nov. It sucks but what can ya do? Work is slow and I don't want to blow all the cash at one time incase I need it.
Still gathering ideas for the rear fender.
A shorty rear fender would be cool with the 250.
I am also waiting to see what Dave Maher comes up with.
 

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I have the Iso flame grips and wanted to powder coat them black also but wanted to put them on asap. Much better feel and a huge improvement from having rubber hands for a hour after I got off the bike. I may try to get them off to powder coat them in the future. I saw a link on the vtx forums where you can use a grinder to make notches in the levers. Using a piece of emt pipe and sand paper to finish the finger grooves then polish them. Looks very cool and I may just do that.
 

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Yes. Not gel but soft rubber, but Yes. Yes.
I had the ISO Flames on my VTX, they are good, but not as good as the regular ISO. The only problem with them is 9 out of 10 bikes you see have them. I had mine P/C black.
Well Clueless,
I hate to do it but I gotta use your powder coating idea.
I powder coated my scootworks risers and this would match perfect!
 

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I hate to beat a dead horse, but those with aftermarket grips can you tell me if you experienced wrist/arm fatigue with the stock grips and now with aftermarket grips you are saying that it's gone? would those throttle assists also be a good investment along with the grips? I have also been thinking about the cruise control, but if the grips and throttle assist takes care of the fatigue then the cruise controls probably not needed unless you're going to do very long trips I would think.
 
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