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First saw them @ Indy MotoGP on Ducati MTS Pikes Peak winning bike. Have them on my '10 FZ1 also.
 

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First ride report on the new Spider grips. They advertise the grips lessen felt vibration & I would say yes after riding with them. :D
 

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Thanks for report...I've read the grips are comfortable...did you pull the bar weights yourself...i hear their on real tight
 

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Thanks for report...I've read the grips are comfortable...did you pull the bar weights yourself...i hear their on real tight
Bar weights are held on with red Locktite (TM).
Not that hard to get off.

Are the R&G bar ends heavier than stock?
I wouldn't want anything lighter as I imagine this helps with vibrations in the hands.

I will be installing my Spider grips in the spring.

Cheers,

Rob
 

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Mikey,
What model year to you have? I got a set of the Murph's risers from another member. There is absolutely no way I can see of getting those things on my 2015 without getting longer cables.
I'm probably going to try reselling them to someone else.
 

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R&G bar ends are lighter than stock. I don't feel any increased vibes & mirrors are still vibe free. Install of Murph's risers was staight forward, no cable worries. My bike is a '14 so I'm fairly sure it's the same as a '15. Directions mention possibility of throttle cables having to be removed from cable guide but I didn't have to. It was tight but once in place everything fit well. I checked it at both left/right bar stops for cable interference, none found. Did have to adjust clutch cable free play at the lever.
 

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Bar weights are held on with red Locktite (TM).
Not that hard to get off.

Are the R&G bar ends heavier than stock?
I wouldn't want anything lighter as I imagine this helps with vibrations in the hands.

I will be installing my Spider grips in the spring.

Cheers,

Rob
If your looking for bar ends that are heavier than stock try one from HVMP.com I have the stainless steel 13.9 oz bar ends on my 2014 Ninja 1000 ABS. I used them on my 2004 ZZR1200, 2006 ZZR600 and my 2008 Ninja 250R. The weight helps to absorb the kinetic energy cutting down on handle bar buzz which can have an effect on your hands on long rides. Rode my Ninja 1000 to Canada last October and hit all five of the great lakes, 2000 mile trip no issues with my hands at all. Jay

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Just finished with the install of risers, grips & bar ends. I'm pleased with the outcome.
I also put the Handlebar Risers https://www.murphskits.com on the it's amazing how much more comfy the seating position is.
I went on step further and installed Lowering Foot Pegs Blocks from Moto Werks https://www.motowerk.com/
The combo of higher bars and lower pegs yields on comfy ride!!!!
 

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Mikey,
What model year to you have? I got a set of the Murph's risers from another member. There is absolutely no way I can see of getting those things on my 2015 without getting longer cables.
I'm probably going to try reselling them to someone else.
were you ever able to get those murphs on the 2015 ninja 1000
 

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I had issues with the clutch cable that apparently noone else had. I found that the cable has a guide on the engine. Taking it out of that guide allowed enough slack at the handlebar for everything to work. For the right side, I took the brake hose out of the guide there.
 

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I just bought a new to me N1K. It came equipped with Murph's bar risers. Not sure if I like the position just yet as I've only ridden the bike home on the Interstate. A couple quick questions regarding the risers and grips.

1) Is there any forward and aft positioning with these risers? It appears that you can possibly move them up or back but I have not messed with them yet.

2) I would like to install new grips immediately and was wondering if the stock grips are held on with glue? I never use grip glue on my street bikes but some bikes I've bought did have the stuff and as a result I've screwed up a throttle tube or two trying to remove them
 

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I believe when I took off the stock grips there was a glue of sorts helping hold them in place, but my memory is a little foggy on this point. It wasn't super strong or anything. I basically ran something in and around the grip until I finally could get it pulled off. I know the throttle tube has some ridges on either end and nubs on the tube itself that fit into the stock grip to help hold it in place.
 
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