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Old 03-08-2012, 10:44 PM   #16
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Used a couple of layers of electric tape on mine, worked well.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:52 AM   #17
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If you've got a Ski-Doo shop nearby you can get really nice self adhesive cork bar insulators.

Edit: d'oh...what he said.

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Old 03-11-2012, 09:06 AM   #18
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I use a old throttle tube, with the cable part cut off and a slit down the middle, glued and wired to the bar. When replacing grips I buy two pair and use two throttle sides, leaving the the two unused (left) grips for my bicycle.

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Old 04-04-2012, 06:01 AM   #19
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I put the cheapo heated grips on my new V strom. Used electrical tape on the LH side, BUT. The heat is uneven due to the LH grip being much THICKER that the right side throttle tube. Looks like I need a thinner grip for the clutch side grip to remedy this problem.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:58 PM   #20
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For the clutch side I used a "Lock-On Grip System by ODI Grips".. Once you remove the grip (a pain cause it's bonded on really well)
it's just like a throttle tube.. You then install the grip heater & grip to this pseudo throttle tube and install this unit to your bike with
Aluminum Lock Jaw Clamps..

Lock-On Grip System by ODI Grips: New ~ $30.00.. Available at bicycle stores.. Or.. Since you do not need the grips buy used from
Ebay for ~ $10.00.. Bought the 130mm length (115mm grip plus 2 clamps = 130mm).. One set will do two motorcycles.. Make sure
the set includes the Aluminum Lock Jaw Clamps..

Grip Heaters: I use Symtec Brand.. Complete kit (one clutch, one throttle, switch and misc) available from California Sport Touring..
If done this way the clutch side can get too hot so I prefer to use "both sides throttle" and buy replacement heaters from Symtec..

Grips: I use Scott Hurricane.. To do this properly you will need two throttle side grips (I use the other two on my mountain bike)..

Grip Glue: Install my grips with: Three Bond Griplock.. And then lightly safety wired.. Doing it this way since 2008 never a problem..

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:03 PM   #21
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Howdy all--

I got this Moose Racing grip heater kit and I got a roll of Rescue Tape too.

Do I just wrap the left bar in Rescue Tape and then stick on the heater, and put the grip over that? the instructions mention JB Weld but that seems weird.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:41 AM   #22
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That's it. We use a shot of hairspray inside the grips as a lube/glue. Never had any need for JB Weld.

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:07 AM   #23
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Howdy all--

I got this Moose Racing grip heater kit and I got a roll of Rescue Tape too.

Do I just wrap the left bar in Rescue Tape and then stick on the heater, and put the grip over that? the instructions mention JB Weld but that seems weird.
There's a thread on heated grip glue floating around here. Lots of different results with hair spray and other types of glue due to heat expansion and contraction, etc.
The instructions with my Hot Grips listed a two-part, slow cure, heat resistant epoxy, which I got at Ace for 8 bucks and has withstood the test of time. Removing the grip will require trashing it but it usually does anyway.
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