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Issues with Driven D3 Grips for 07 R1

I took off the stock grips and inserted the D3 in place, but they are very loose and there is space between the grip and bar ends. Here's a video to show you.

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I took off the stock grips and inserted the D3 in place, but they are very loose and there is space between the grip and bar ends. Here's a video to show you.

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best thing to do with those is throw them away...driven products are sub-par quality and are mostly overseas copies!....sprockets arent bad though....

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Did you put the right side on the right and left side on the left? They have different inner diameters.

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I might send them back, got them on amazon. I will check right now if they are on the correct side.


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could be backwards...but the quality of grips are terrible anyways...send em back and get rizomas

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I might. Got the installer for my blinds here so it's going to take me a minute till I can actually check.


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If you got them from amazon they might be knock offs as well. Driven has been seeing a lot of that lately. china made stuff being copied and sold as Driven when it's not. I'm not saying that is what it is, but they have seen it on Amazon and Ebay lately.

da rza: Their rearsets are the only two types of adjustment out there right now, only manufacturer that offers multiple types of grip on the footpegs, sliders on the footpegs. Their D3's were the first of their kinda and now most people copy their D3's. Sure they look like the rizoma's, but the design is 100% different which makes it easier to change colors around, replace grip, and brings the price way down. Their spools are the first two piece design, etc. Every company out there takes aspects of others and builds on it , but Driven has also designed their own products like nobody else.
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Thanks for the insight Corey! I might just send them back either way and order from y'all.


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So I did a recheck and found that we were putting trying to put on the wrong side. Haha so all is good in the world.


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So I did a recheck and found that we were putting trying to put on the wrong side. Haha so all is good in the world.


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Good to hear.
Had D3's on my street bike and no complaints here. For the track they probably not work though.

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Yeah I just need to put them on. Can't do any real work yet cuz I just had LASIK surgery.


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If you got them from amazon they might be knock offs as well. Driven has been seeing a lot of that lately. china made stuff being copied and sold as Driven when it's not. I'm not saying that is what it is, but they have seen it on Amazon and Ebay lately.

da rza: Their rearsets are the only two types of adjustment out there right now, only manufacturer that offers multiple types of grip on the footpegs, sliders on the footpegs. Their D3's were the first of their kinda and now most people copy their D3's. Sure they look like the rizoma's, but the design is 100% different which makes it easier to change colors around, replace grip, and brings the price way down. Their spools are the first two piece design, etc. Every company out there takes aspects of others and builds on it , but Driven has also designed their own products like nobody else.
completely agree with you corey on the rearsets they are bulletproof!..and i also had goodluck with sprockets from them...but ive had some issues with other products like grips..pre-load adj...etc that were poor quality...i just think the grips were a bad design in my mind anyways...i ride track 4-5 monthly now and the driven grip rubber was wasted in less than a month!and the beauty rings get all out of place and dont stay in rubber grooves..ill stick with domino/renthall grips now!

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Okay so here's an update.
Grips fit perfectly and screwed in the Driven bar ends without problems. The only thing that is a little bothersome is there is a gap on the throttle side but it had the same gap with the stock. Click image for larger version

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I used a razor and nail polish for the removal of the grips and glue. I used hairspray to insert the new grips which easily went in with the hairspray.


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They were never designed for track use and nobody should recommend any grip of that nature for the track. For the track basic grips are unbeatable in my opinion. Personally, I recommend the Renthals unless you want something comfy then go with the normal Driven's, but they will wear out quicker. For the street most people who get the D3's like them. I haven't had any issue with them, but I would never use them for the track either. Unless someone expected them to last a very long time then they won't like any of the Driven girps. They are all made more for comfort then longevity. Problem with grips is that the most comfortable they are the less life you get out of them.

I'm not sure how you can have bad quality with preloads though? They are just a basic design with a little screw/allen to hold then in place?

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completely agree with you corey on the rearsets they are bulletproof!..and i also had goodluck with sprockets from them...but ive had some issues with other products like grips..pre-load adj...etc that were poor quality...i just think the grips were a bad design in my mind anyways...i ride track 4-5 monthly now and the driven grip rubber was wasted in less than a month!and the beauty rings get all out of place and dont stay in rubber grooves..ill stick with domino/renthall grips now!

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could be backwards...but the quality of grips are terrible anyways...send em back and get rizomas


get rizomas, awesome grips for sure!!!
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get rizomas, awesome grips for sure!!!
Yeah sounds great but I am going to give them a try. In a few months I will try rizomas. I always had stock grips so I wanna see what I like.


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So rode to work today for the first time since I had eye surgery and the grips work and feel great. A lot less vibrations!


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watch out with barends as well they fall out easily...

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They were never designed for track use and nobody should recommend any grip of that nature for the track. For the track basic grips are unbeatable in my opinion. Personally, I recommend the Renthals unless you want something comfy then go with the normal Driven's, but they will wear out quicker. For the street most people who get the D3's like them. I haven't had any issue with them, but I would never use them for the track either. Unless someone expected them to last a very long time then they won't like any of the Driven girps. They are all made more for comfort then longevity. Problem with grips is that the most comfortable they are the less life you get out of them.

I'm not sure how you can have bad quality with preloads though? They are just a basic design with a little screw/allen to hold then in place?
as soon as you adjust with them the set screw breaks/comes loose... they should of used two set screws like good quality adjusters...i understand you sell their products and your trying to back them but reality is some of their stuff is shi...t! and theres many others that agree!...and i bought most of the driven products from u and are now on the side of roads/or garbage!

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Everyone has their comments on what's crap and what's good. That's the best thing about us, we like certain brands. It's just like how people like Adidas than Nike. It may not be that simple but it's an simple comparison.

I like what I got. I like experimenting with different brands I never tried before. I'am not saying that I will get eBay parts and praise them highly, but I will try brands that are out there and see what I personally like.

I appreciate everyone's opinion and keep them coming because it gets us
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