I love how these grips feel in my hand. I put them on an all black bike. A little out of the norm, but that is just me. I have already received a few compliments on them. Biltwell recommended replacing the throttle with the new grips. I did just that. Everything fit perfect. I also follow their directions and using WD-40 to install the grips. It worked awesome! I have never had any slipping, I even drove it that very night, no problem.