Treat Your Feet and Hands to New Pegs and Grips

//Treat Your Feet and Hands to New Pegs and Grips

Treat Your Feet and Hands to New Pegs and Grips

Some of my Tuesday ramblings on this blog are directed at a specific target. Like only Sportser owners or just bagger owners. Today, I’m going to encompass everybody with a back-to-basics approach to grips and pegs — those two items with which we have the most physical contact, other than our seats.

Here are two simple ways to integrate your own style into your bike without having to take a second mortgage out on the house. A well-thought out set of pegs and grips can change the whole look and feel of your ride.

Not only do we have constant contact with pegs and grips, but they’re also the main points of control when in comes to navigating your bike down the highway. Brakes, shifting, acceleration — all of these things are all controlled with your grips and pegs. So it’s most important to choose your controls wisely. Maybe a hot-looking set of controls would dress up your bike, but if they don’t fit you or your riding style, then you should probably look for something else. For instance, if you’re an aggressive rider, you might want to think twice before picking up a set of chrome billet controls. I mean, they look “tough,” but they’re going to be even “tougher” to hang on to when you’re zipping through the canyon roads. Or if you plan to string a whole bunch of miles together, you should look for a nice cushion on the grip/peg surface to keep that dull, throbbing pain out of your hands and feet.

The bottom line is this: Replacing pegs and grips is an inexpensive proposition. And they’re easy to install. You don’t need engineering degree or have to be a certified tech to install grips, pegs or floorboards. All you need is basic hand tools, patience and the ability to follow the directions.

By |2014-03-31T14:58:54+00:00August 11th, 2010|Categories: Product Information|4 Comments

About the Author:

Patrick Garvin began his stint with J&P Cycles at the start of 2008 after doing some installs for us at Daytona and Sturgis for two years. Currently, Patrick splits his time between the eCommerce team and purchasing, finding new and exciting products for our website and catalog. When he’s not at his desk, he’s zigzagging across the country with J&P’s event crew. Patrick has an obsession with going fast on just about anything, a trait he shares with his 6-year-old son Race. You can usually find both of them wrenching in the garage or ripping through the fields on dirt bikes. Emma, his beautiful wife of 7-plus years, puts up with his antics and keeps his head screwed on because he certainly wouldn’t be able to find it without her.


  1. Craig Anderson April 24, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I ride a 1993 Ultra Classic and the grips have screw off caps and on the clutch side I have an air valve for the front suspension. Do you have grips that would replace these?

  2. Larry August 11, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    You can’t beat the Küryakyn grips. Use them on my 2003 Electra Glide. Best I have seen.

  3. Monte Turner August 11, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I have been thinking about this very subject for a long time now. When I first the Arlen Ness Bullet Hole grips I thought they looked sick and would be a nice addition to my ride.The more I thought about it I realized it wouldn’t fit my old arthritic hands, I think the Küryakyn® ISO® Grips with ISO® Throttle Boss™ will be a better fit. Just waitingforsomeonetoloosen the purse strings HAHA!

  4. Monte Turner August 11, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I have looked at those Arlen Ness bullet hole grips and thought they would look great on my ride…but then I though how would I fair on a long ride. I am still debating about which grips to get…I am probably going to get the Küryakyn® ISO® Grips with ISO® Throttle Boss™, just because of the comfort factor.

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