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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-27-2015, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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hi guys thx to all for the info for the lids ordered them today, would anyone have info on the avon air velvet grips? how are they when they get wet? im holding off ordering untill i get some of your xcellant feed-back thx again
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-31-2015, 11:38 AM
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What year is your bike and what handlebars do you have? Mine is a 2012 RGU with TBW. It came with a set of Avon grips when I bought it. When I switched to a set of Wild 1 518's the right side grip was too small a diameter and the throttle hung up. The spring in the TBW was not strong enough to return it to closed. The chrome on the new bars was thicker than the crap on the OEM bars. I tried lubricating it and sanding it but this did not work. We were on a trip so I stopped at a dealer and they gave me a take off OEM grip and it worked fine.

I sent emails to Avon, it took about three tries, I think I finally called them. They had me send them back the one grip and sent me a replacement that works fine. May just be manufacturing tolerances or maybe they had adjusted the internal diameter of the grips as I have heard of others having this problem with non-OEM bars.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-31-2015, 02:42 PM
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I have had Velvet Airs for around three years now on KW 2+2 sweepers , love 'em , rain or monsoon ?? either is no issue at all


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-31-2015, 09:43 PM
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^^^ Same here. Have also had the binding problem, but sanded the inside with a dowel and sand paper and all is good.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-31-2015, 11:16 PM
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I have the Avon Velvet Air grips on my 2012 Ultra and am very happy with them. I have logged many miles in the rain and have had no issues with them being wet at all. They are comfortable with or w/o gloves, too.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2015, 03:22 PM
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Avon velvet air on 2013 RGC with Handlebar lee Cordovas. Great grip, no issues

2013 Candy Orange, MGS True Duals, SE A/C, Handlebar Lee 18" Cordovas, 21" Primo "CALI" Wheel, KW Level 21" fender, Progressive 444 & Monotubes, Kenwood KDC-X998, Biketronics BT4180, 7.1 PRO, 6X 9 in lids
Blacked out with some chrome for accent
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2015, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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after all the positive input its time to order the grips thx all
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