After my Ninja 650 was stolen 3 months ago, I've felt down for some time. Tough, I finally decided to quit weeping and try something new. Did some research and got me a 2004 VTX 1300. Never had a carburated bike before so I had some fun reading up about it and played around with the choke and stuff. All is good.
Though, the chrome cap at the end of my throttle grip is missing, and so I thought I might as well change the grips. Looks like Kurakyn grips are a popular choice here .
I have spent the last hour trying to figure out which grip to get, the one for dual throttle or the one for electronic throttle. From what I understand, the grip for electronic throttle just requires slipping on the bare handlebar, whereas the dual throttle one requires opening up the throttle housing and hooking up the cable pin with the grip. So the dual throttle one has an added component at one end that has slots to insert the pin.
Seems like a simple change either way. But I can't figure out which one my bike falls under I included pictures of the 3 models, 6320 (dual cable throttle), 6321 (electronic throttle), 6340 (???). The difference with 6340 is it doesn't have the black attachment thing at the open end. Can someone explain this difference too?
I had some chrome ones like those on my 05 VTX. They were great. Comfortable with the soft rubber. And the screwed on caps should be removable so you can get some throttle tabs or other stylish accessory on there. They are adjustable tabs for the end of the throttle so you don't have to grip the throttle so tight and to rest your palm on it too to maintain a throttle position. Great on both grips. I will be looking to find some tabs for my newly acquired motorcycle, too. The tabs really are nice to relieve the pressure your hand has to use to grip the grips and help to spread it out on the surface of your hand while riding. Especially on the long rides. Good luck!
Throttle boss or throttle rocker or also cramp buster. Here's a link from JP Cycles that has a bunch of different kinds that may fit your grips, you'd have to further research it.