aggers Tested | H-D Get-A-Grip - Baggers Magazine
 The Get-A-Grip grips have a tactile rubber insert for traction and comfort. We got the thicker in the middle magnum diameter for our pleasure. An embossed Bar and Shield is on each side of the grip. A great feature is the built-in ridge (arrow) that allows installation of the left grip without needing adhesive.
01. The Get-A-Grip grips have a tactile rubber insert for traction and comfort. We got the thicker in the middle magnum diameter for our pleasure. An embossed Bar and Shield is on each side of the grip. A great feature is the built-in ridge (arrow) that allows installation of the left grip without needing adhesive.
02. Before starting we marked where the controls were positioned on the bars.
03. The stock, standard issue, rubber grip.
04. We removed the top T25 Torx bolt, and then…
05. …the bottom T25 Torx bolt. This released the switch housing from the bars.
06. Before removing the master cylinder/lever assembly we slid a piece of 5⁄32-inch cardboard in between the lever and the mount to prevent damage to the rubber seal inside.
07. We removed each of the T27 Torx bolts holding the handlebar clamp on and laid the removed components carefully away to the side.
08. The right grip slid right off revealing the twist grip sensor. The inside of the grip mates to the ridges in the sensor.
09. Reinstallation was a snap; just slide on the new grip, position it where you want the emblem, and tighten the previously removed Torx screws.
10. Moving to the left, the procedure was about the same. The only major difference is the left grip is glued on at the factory. You can either cut off the old grip, or spend an hour like we did trying to massage and coax it off to preserve the old grip.
11. We had to remove the GPS mount that anchors to the handlebar clamp.
12. The ridge in the left grip (see photo 1) fits snugly inside the switch housing and allows perfect alignment of the Bar and Shield. No glue necessary. The new grips add a nice custom touch to the bars and are comfortable. Not too soft or hard. The price is right in the middle of comparably made grips on the market.
It seems like for decades now Harley-Davidson has been using their standard rubber grips. While I must admit hating them back in the day, they surely do work well under all riding conditions. Their attractiveness is debatable though but easily remedied, especially on the newer throttle-by-wire throttle assembly. There’s no more little cable ferrules to lose or cables to loosen and adjust. We got our hands on a new set of chrome Get-A-Grip, magnum diameter grips (56100015, $79.95) for our ’11 Road Glide Ultra. The grips are also available in black. See your local H-D dealer or log onto harley-davidson.com for more information.