Overview of Drag Specialties Heated Grips - 0630-0426
Cross reference number(s):06300426
Specs for Drag Specialties Heated Grips - 0630-0426
|Color - Primary||Black|
|Pattern - Grips||Smooth|
|Type||Grips - Heated|
Fitment for Drag Specialties Heated Grips - 0630-0426See if this part fits your ride
Part 595763 fits the following machines
Drag Specialties makes 2 versions of this heated grip - Harley and Metric. The box I recieved was marked "Heated Grips 1 inch Metric" for my Kawasaki Mean Streak.
The box includes the left and right grips (right grip with throttle sleeve), battery pigtail with fuse holder and a crimp-on quick splice connector for the power lead. Out of the box everything looks great and the grips are of high quality with great feel and quality materials.
The problem is when you try to install them.
Although they are specified at "5 1/2 inch" the measurement is total length. Those chrome end caps are mounted on the end of the grip, via screws...and the interior grip length is therefore SHORTER. The throttle side's length is as specified but the clutch side's internal length is only about 5 inches, making it a bit short. I cut down a piece of my old grip to use as a (very good looking) spacer.
The BIG issue is the throttle sleeve - it is about 1/32 inch TOO SMALL. Therefore it binds on the "standard" 1-inch bar, regardless of being specified as perfectly fitting a 1-inch bar. The throttle still works but it fails to return closed and sticks in position. After days of trying to figure out a clean solution I finally had to sand down the bar...to only limited success. The throttle sleeve fits the push-pull cable setup of metric cruisers, or pull only as well, but the sleeve has that small design flaw and it CANNOT be changed as the grip is vulcanized to the sleeve - quite permanent.
Otherwise the product is very good - good heat with a nice feel and really nice construction. My hands got blackened by the grips a bit but nothing major, I expect that to wear off.