Modern Digital Switching from GripAce
Used by top custom bike builders including Russell Mitchell / Excile Cycles,
Jim Guiffra / AFT Customs and Hyevon Choppers

Russell Mitchell is reknown for his clean, simple, no nonsense look to all the custom bikes he builds at his shop Exile Cycles in North Hollywood, California. The patented GripAce™ System allows Russ to eliminate all the electrical switches on his bikes forthe lights, horn, starter, turn signals. The Grip Ace module can even be custom coded so when 2 or more selected buttons are pushed, the bike's ignition is turned on, eliminating the need for a key.

The Exile bike in the Video Above has the GripAce Digital Button Pad mounted in the left handgrip.
The Exile bike below has the GripAce Button Pad mounted in the handlebar next to the grip.
Some Custom Builders hide the Button Pad under the gas tank or seat. Your choice of Button Pad loctions is unlimited.

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GripAce Universal Digital Motorcycle Switch Kits / Parts

GripAce Exile custom

Above: This Russell Mitchell / customized Harley-Davidson has the GripAce button pad inset in the left handlebar
for easy thumb operation.

AFT Customs

Above: This Jim Giuffra / has the Grip Ace Pad installed in the left hand grip of his LA Calendar Motorcycle Show class winning bike "Kimosabe" featured in the Iron & Lace Calendar.

Grip Ace Universal Kit

Grip Ace Universal Digital Motorcycle Switch Kits & Parts

The Grip Ace Univeral Kit includes everything needed for Custom and Production motorcycles applications. Now you can can have clean handlebars with all the necessary switches in one hand to be street legal. It can Control your Starter, Hi/Lo Headlights, Turn Signals, Hazards and Horn. Works on all motorcycles. Does not include handlebar grips. You will have to fabricate installation in your own grips, handlebars, or somewhere on your motorcycle. Instruction included.

The Grip Ace Switch can be fitted into most grips. Cut a matching opening in your handlebar's Rubber Grip with an X-Acto type knife, then using the supplied Glue in the Grip Ace Kit, just glue the back of the digital switch pad to your metal handlebar behind the grip opening. For mounting inside a Metal Grip or Handlebar you will want to machine a location for it, or you can also send your custom Metal Grip or Handlebar to GripAce for exact precision machining. You can also hide the Grip Ace Switch Assembly anywhere on your bike, like under the gas tank.

Part No. GA-K-BC Universal "BLUE" Custom Program for Custom Motorcycles (call us) $399.95
Part No. GA-K-BST Universal "BLUE" Production Motorcycles with Non-Self Cancelling Turn Signals $399.95
Part No. GA-K-RHD Universal "RED" Production Motorcycles with Self Cancelling Turn Signals $399.95

GripAce Universal Digital Motorcycle Switch Kits / Parts

Also available are Complete Grip Sets and Grip Ace Kits as shown below with the grips already modified for installalion
of the digital switch pad from our dealer Exile Cycles.

Exile Cycles Modified Grip Kits for GripAce Digital Switches

Exile Cycles Grip Sets for use with GripAce
Exile Cycles offers the GripAce Digital Switch Kit with the Rubber Switch Pad installed in 4 different styles of
Exile 1-inch handlebar grip sets for Harley type handlebars. Exile can also supply the GripAce System.
Exile Grip Sets with GripAce Button Pad cutout in the Left Grip are priced as follows:

Black Rubber $49/pr • Brushed Satin Aluminum $149/pr • Polished Aluminum $159/pr • Black Anodized Aluminum $169/pr
GripAce Digital Switch System $399

Contact Exile Cycles direct to order at Exile/ / phone (01) 818-706-1230 USA

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Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Why use the Grip Ace™ system?
A. Clean handlebars, major cost saving when wiring bars, your legal.

2. Will my GRIP ACE™ work with any motorcycle?
A. Your GRIP ACE™ will work with any basic, standard wired stock or custom motorcycle.

3. Will my GRIP ACE™ work on 7/8 or 1” handle bars?
A. Your GRIP ACE™ will work with both 7/8 and 1” handle bars. Just specify which size when ordering.

4. Can my GRIP ACE™ switches be fitted to any grip?
A. In most cases YES, if grip to be fitted meets a specified size to accommodate the switch pad.

5. Will my GRIP ACE™ work with my stock self canceling turn signal module?
A. Yes, your GRIP ACE™ uses the same signal as the stock switches to activate the stock self canceling turn signal module.

6. What can my GRIP ACE™ system control on my motorcycle?
A. Starter, turn signals, hi beam headlight, horn, L.E.D lights, video cameras, audio recorders, CD player, nitrous oxide, air ride systems, slammer systems. If you have a custom application request, let us know.

7. Where can my GRIP ACE™ module be mounted?
A. The 1”x 1” x 5.25” module can be mounted anywhere away from severe heat, and away from all ignition components. It can be under your fuel tank or next to your battery, under your seat, oil pan or in your fairing.

8. Can I get a custom program made for my GRIP ACE™ system?
A. Yes, inquire with us.

9. How many amps will my GRIP ACE™ system use?
A. 1 amp or less.

10. How many amps can my GRIP ACE™ system operate without a relay?
A. Your GRIP ACE system can operate any accessory up to 5 amps. Over 5 amps, you must use a relay to handle load.

11. Can my GRIP ACE™ grip wire be cut and fed through my handle bars and frame, then reconnected?
A. Yes, connect your red wire to the red wire and black to the black.

12. Can I use 2 GRIP ACE™ systems on my motorcycles?
A. Yes.

13. What’s the warranty of my GRIP ACE™?
A. 2 Years

14. Can I install my GRIP ACE™ myself?
A. If you have basic knowledge of your bike's wire diagram and switching functions, then it’s a no brainer, simple.

15. Where can I get my GRIP ACE™ installed?

A. Any local shop can wire it in for you. If they or you have questions then call or email us for assistance.

16. Must I remove any stock switches on my motorcycle?
A. NO. All stock switches can remain fully functional because no wires are cut for this type of installation. You can remove all the switches if desired. If stock switches are removed you must hard wire the engine run switch and the clutch switch. Very simple. Your ignition key will shut the bike off and remember you are customizing.

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GripAce Digital Switches are used on many of the motorcycles featured in the Iron & Lace Calendars