Suzuki Burgman USA Forum banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
689 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I have uploaded two new photo to my folder http://burgmanusa.com/gallery/My-Custom-Burg-650 showing the installation of the new painted grips and also I have install the Vista Cruise. Thanks to Capt. Denny from Port St.Lucie who I saw with both of these on his Burg when I was down there last week, but his grips are the original finish which is chrome.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
367 Posts
Nice! Are those the same diameter as the OEM ones?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
689 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Yes they are which is 7/8. There are as long as the stock grips with the ends weight, they also come shorter but I got the longer ones as the other were not in stock and more grip to hold.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Grips

Roger, great looking 650. Could you tell me the brand/length of the grips? Information on the throttle lock would also be appreciated. How much trouble putting them on?

George Lewis, Boerne, TX, riding Super Scoot (my 650) and Punkin' (my Orange '02 Gold Wing).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
689 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
The new grips are from http://www.kuryakyn.com/products.asp?bn=honda&ci=2765 the one I got was the 6180. There are as long as the stock with the end weights, they were very easy to install just cut off the stock and these slide right on with no problem. The Vista cruise is the Yamaha model (most said it was a better fit on the burg) as Vista does not made a model for the Burgman, this was more work that the grips as it involved taking off the throttle sleeve to shave off some ridges off the sleeve so the vista cruise would fit.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
137 Posts
I bet the black and chrome grips would look smooth on a silver 650. May have to try that in the future but a heated jacket liner and the other stuff is more pressing now. Froze my butt off Sunday over a 190-mile trip and that won't happen again if at all possible.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
553 Posts
vista cruise flange

burg650 said:
The new grips are from http://www.kuryakyn.com/products.asp?bn=honda&ci=2765 the one I got was the 6180. There are as long as the stock with the end weights, they were very easy to install just cut off the stock and these slide right on with no problem. The Vista cruise is the Yamaha model (most said it was a better fit on the burg) as Vista does not made a model for the Burgman, this was more work that the grips as it involved taking off the throttle sleeve to shave off some ridges off the sleeve so the vista cruise would fit.
Hi burgman 650, the picture of you new grips shows the flange "rubber flange" that the flange didnot have to be cut away. On the original grips with the same vista cruise I had to cut the plastic flange and the rubber flange away as the rubber was interfering with the operation of the vista cruise. Is the distance between the switch housing and the plastic or rubber flange differant on the model you installed than the original grips?

Or is the 400 grip a differant distance from the switch houding to the plastic/rubber flanges than the 650 :?: ?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
689 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Not sure how the 400 grips look or fit, I would think they are the same on both models can't see why Suzuki would make different grips for these two bikes. The plastic sleeve does not have any rubber on it, at the end of the sleeve where it meat the switch housing there were two lips one held the rubber grips in place from sliding off and the other was at the end of the sleeve that was almost against the housing, I had to remove the lip that help the stock rubber grips in place as the vista would not fit over it but did not remove the end lip as that keeps the vista from hitting (rubbing) against the switch housing or sliding off also there is a clear plastic ring that comes with the vista that you would put between the vista and the new grips that will make it not rub when you turn them. Hope this helps you.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
553 Posts
vista cruise

burg650 said:
Not sure how the 400 grips look or fit, I would think they are the same on both models can't see why Suzuki would make different grips for these two bikes. The plastic sleeve does not have any rubber on it, at the end of the sleeve where it meat the switch housing there were two lips one held the rubber grips in place from sliding off and the other was at the end of the sleeve that was almost against the housing, I had to remove the lip that help the stock rubber grips in place as the vista would not fit over it but did not remove the end lip as that keeps the vista from hitting (rubbing) against the switch housing or sliding off also there is a clear plastic ring that comes with the vista that you would put between the vista and the new grips that will make it not rub when you turn them. Hope this helps you.
Thanks Burg650
I'm not sure I understand exactly because there are also two lips on the original grip, the rubber flange seems to kinda go over both of them.
I first removed the one closest to the switch housing, but there was still not quite enough room for the Vista Cruise so I took the other flange off also.
Now of course there is "maybe to much "plenty of room. I had to cut the rubber flange part off because it was "pushing" againist the Vista Cruise and would not let the
throttle return to it original position. Thank you very much for your help on this. Your's with the new grip with rubber flange in place looks great. Did your "new" grip look the same as the original as far as the location of the lips ect.? Thanks again
Stephen
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
689 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
I installed both the new grips and vista at the same time, only cut one of the lips off so the vista would lock into place and have a smooth round surface to turn. Yes I believe you would have to cut the rubber grips to make it shorter as to give the vista space to be mounted and to allow the sleeve to turn but did you not use the clear thin plastic spacer that would have gone between the vista and the rubber grips that would allow it to turn.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
925 Posts
Looks good!! Nice work Roger :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
553 Posts
burg650 said:
I installed both the new grips and vista at the same time, only cut one of the lips off so the vista would lock into place and have a smooth round surface to turn. Yes I believe you would have to cut the rubber grips to make it shorter as to give the vista space to be mounted and to allow the sleeve to turn but did you not use the clear thin plastic spacer that would have gone between the vista and the rubber grips that would allow it to turn.
Hey Burg650
Yes I tried the thin platic spacer but it didn't seem to matter, the rubber pushed on the spacer and Vista Cruise so hard it just wouln't let the throttle return. Did you have to cut the rubber flange on the new grip or was it ok without having to cut the rubber. The picture looks like it the rubber flange is just like it came from the factory. Your new grips must be a little differant than the original ones because after cutting just one lip off there was still not enough room for the Vista Cruise to go between the switch housing and the second lip.

Thanks again
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top