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Old 06-01-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Grip Replacement

120,000 miles. Ugly old grips. This is a late 2004 1150 Adventure. The OEM grips looked like those found on the 1200's.

Started with them looking like this:


Removed the hand guard, and mirror to allow access:


As can be seen the underlaying material was already somewhat exposed. I started with a new blade in the xacto knife and carefully began to peel and cut my way into the assembly,


A little further along things look like this:


The heating wires lay in small gooves, you'll want to take some time and care. I found peeling back along the body of the grip to work best. This side I worked from the barend in. At the throttle side I worked from the other direction. It was a little easier on that side to see what was going on. Also there was more adhesive on the throttle holding the rubber on so it was slower and harder on the fingers,


Alright completely peeled:


You will note this little cap that is normally molded into the grip I pulled the clutch side out and wrapped the end with tape to hold the diring down while I slipped the new grip into place.






I forgot to pick up some cheap hair spray but with two daughters in the house I had nothing to worry about on that front...


And the throttle side:


Done:


And Done:


This took me about an hour. Left me with sore fingers, but new grips. I checked them for function and they still work!
Though the thicker rubber provides a bit more insulation...
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:53 PM   #2
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What brand of grips did you use? I'm ready do replace mine, they're worn through in a couple of spots.


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Old 06-01-2008, 05:40 PM   #3
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Looks like he's got the BMW "sport touring" grips on there. I replaced my bmw grips with progrips 714- california sport touring has them, if you can't find them locally. They're excellent grips.

And they're $7.25 a pair.
If you need 2 throttle side grips, it's still cheap.
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:56 PM   #4
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Looks like he's got the BMW "sport touring" grips on there. I replaced my bmw grips with progrips 714- california sport touring has them, if you can't find them locally. They're excellent grips.

And they're $7.25 a pair.
If you need 2 throttle side grips, it's still cheap.


Those 714s look pretty nice, Zak. Can't argue with the price either.

Some company though, make a replica of the BMW "sport touring" grips for about the same money.


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Old 06-01-2008, 06:16 PM   #5
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Part number for the grips. Shame to leave us hanging like that. Looks good though. Only another 100,000 and I'll be ready to change mine. Are the new grips a larger diameter?
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:43 PM   #6
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Part number for the grips. Shame to leave us hanging like that. Looks good though. Only another 100,000 and I'll be ready to change mine. Are the new grips a larger diameter?
I think he used the aftermarket brand, Paul. I thought I heard him say that anyway.

Or, you can use 2 of BMW part number 32 72 1 458 396 (right grooved handle for K-1) exact match for the "sport touring" grips on the non-adventure 1150. At one time the '396' part was in the parts fiche. Now it looks like the only factory replacement grips are the complete heated grips for about $200/pair.

[EDIT] Oh cool, they're still available.

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Old 06-01-2008, 06:19 PM   #7
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I ordered the OEM Grooved Right side grip from the earlier GS's.

P/N 32721458396

Larger diameter, but I'm used to holding big stuff...

$20 for a pair form Max BMW. I like them cause they send me M&M's... I'm a sucker for chocolate...

Oh, and I get them pretty fast too.
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:46 AM   #8
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I ordered the OEM Grooved Right side grip from the earlier GS's.

P/N 32721458396

Larger diameter, but I'm used to holding big stuff...

$20 for a pair form Max BMW. I like them cause they send me M&M's... I'm a sucker for chocolate...

Oh, and I get them pretty fast too.
Got these grips from the dealer yesterday, $20 for both.
R and R'd them in about 10min. Hairspray worked great!
Very easy job!
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:39 AM   #9
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Which dealer? and did they have them in stock?
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:32 PM   #10
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Which dealer? and did they have them in stock?
Hey, how you doing?
I got them at DetBMW,they are not an item they stock.
I ordered right before they sent in their weekly(?) order
and got them the next day.
You going to Stockbridge this year?
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:50 AM   #11
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Hey, how you doing?
I got them at DetBMW,they are not an item they stock.
I ordered right before they sent in their weekly(?) order
and got them the next day.
You going to Stockbridge this year?
I'm doing good. What is the date for stockbridge?
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