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Old 05-26-2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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Cool2 Replacing heated grips (with non OEM ones)

Hello from Greece this is my first post but I have to say that I ve been reading this site for quite some time and it is one of my favorites.
Today I replaced my bikes grips. I didnt mind them being too thin as some point out, it just so happens that the plastic had started to become too sticky and unpleasant to grab on due to its 3+ year exposure to the sun and the occasional use of the heating feature.

I went to a local moto-accesory store and bought what I was suggested which was a pair of "ariete" grips, specifically manufactured for BMW heated grips.

At 27 euro the price was a bit sour, but then again, the oem ones were out of the question.
after assuring that the diameter of the new grips (length was 5mm longer) was the same as the old ones I reached the point of no return which is the slicing of the old grips.

You will start to see the heating circuit, which means that the cutter must be used with great precision and caution.

By pulling the grip and cutting only when it is neccessary you will eventually remove the old grip

You will have to remove any remaining rubber at the edge, again with caution to avoid damaging the heating circuit.
I then tried to install the grip but of course it was too tight to insert without some sort of lubrication. The manual suggested water or surgical alcohol...Since I dont like the idea of water inside an electrical circuit, I used the latter...

The new grip next to the old one...

and after the installation...

bike is ready for use after 2 hours according to the manual...

This company "ariete" seems to produce also oem-replica ones, but this is what I found in my neighbourhood and it suits me ok.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:13 AM   #3
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Thanks for the inside peek I've been needing to replace my grips and it's helpful to see the process just for sanity sake. This would be the first grip replacement I've done with a heating element... must be careful!
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:37 AM   #4
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Awesome, thank you very much for the tutorial!
The Ariete exact F800GS replacement grips part number is: 02624/L (125mm long, 26mm in diameter). Hope it helps others.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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This company "ariete" seems to produce also oem-replica ones, but this is what I found in my neighbourhood and it suits me ok.
The grips you bought look exactly like the stock ones for the F650GS single and the R1150GS too, two bikes I've owned before. I had a new set of spares from the single kicking around so I used your instructions and replaced some worn ones on my wife's 650 twin. Took about 20 minutes to do the whole job!

I had some denatured alcohol and that worked perfectly to lube the new set.

Thanks for the instructions!
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:17 PM   #6
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I bought a second set of BMW grips and all they had were the smaller size in stock, the left side, non heated grip version, and they went on nicely on my F800GS with heated grips, using denatured alcohol as the lube. I was a little worried since they do make two sizes of that grip and I should have used the larger size, especially on the throttle tube, but it worked anyway.
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