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Old 02-09-2013, 07:14 PM   #16
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Considering the repair you did, do you think that you could have otherwise replaced the grip(s) w/o damaging the heater element(s)?

I ask because my grips are showing wear, but the heaters are working fine. I tried Grip Puppies but those were too fat for my dainty digits.

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Old 02-09-2013, 07:35 PM   #17
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I've seen guys use the tube rubber replacement grips from cricket or baseball bats on the grips. Try get some from your local sports store and just roll it onto your grips. Should work fine.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:45 PM   #18
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^^^

Do you mean over the existing grips or as replacement grips?
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:34 AM   #19
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Right over the existing grips. The rubber cricket bat replacement grips that I've seen guys use is very thin, so you just roll it right over your existing grips.

Something like what the guy in this video uses:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6L9...e_gdata_player

This guys' technique will also work great for getting the rubber on the grips. Check out the video.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:29 AM   #20
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I see know. Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:13 AM   #21
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Easy to just put new grips on...just be careful getting old ones off..you can knick heating elements easily. Score grips along length, peel like a banana...carefully cut nubs off heating elements and end of grip, rubbing alchol in new grip, slide on..About 20 minutes

Some say you need two throttle grips..that's BS...just buy a set and install.

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Old 03-30-2013, 12:14 AM   #22
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A huge, HUGE thanks to Leadingedge for that thread, MERCI! I did the repair earlier today and it work!! Time will tell me if it's good or not but it was working after reassembling the grip. P.S. the 2 solders were looking good but electricity was not going thru, re-did the solders and it work.

Second P.S. we had a party at my house tonight and one of the girls forgot her keys in the car...I wish I could have done something for that, but she called the CAA

Thanks again :)
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:30 PM   #23
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No problem yann L, glad to help!

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A huge, HUGE thanks to Leadingedge for that thread, MERCI! I did the repair earlier today and it work!! Time will tell me if it's good or not but it was working after reassembling the grip. P.S. the 2 solders were looking good but electricity was not going thru, re-did the solders and it work.

Second P.S. we had a party at my house tonight and one of the girls forgot her keys in the car...I wish I could have done something for that, but she called the CAA

Thanks again :)
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:32 PM   #24
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Mine on my HP2 enduro are OEM both dont work, any tips to start looking

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Old 05-05-2013, 08:50 PM   #25
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When your grips failed did you blow a fuse? My grips recently failed after a 3 day wet ride. Keeps blowing he fuse so I'm thinking a short. I inspected the external wires and all appear to be ok. Later I did get heat for awhile on the left side, then turned everything off and on resulting in another blown fuse.

Could the short be under the grip and is 'leadingedge's' repair a likely fix? ...or...?
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:10 AM   #26
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New grips on 1150gs?

By the way, do you guys know if these "newer" grips will fit in my 2002 r1150gs? Is it possible to use the ones you're talking about here in my bike? Is it worthwhile? Thanks a lot!
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:54 AM   #27
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Hello all!

If one tries the method posted by leadingedge ... is it adviseable to seal the new rubber grips with glue?

because it feels like leaving them unsealed will allow water and dust to infiltrate into the heating circuit...
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Old 10-19-2014, 05:14 AM   #28
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I wouldn't worry about dust and water affecting it, shouldn't be an issue.
I did however bugger my grip trying to expose the wires yesterday, which I attribute to my bad vision, so I stripped the grip off nice and easy cutting along the length like previously stated. Didn't cut all the way through the grip and peeled it back. Note throughout the grip itself there are strips of glue in between the heating element of the grip so be careful when taking the rubber grip off. You have to peel them length ways one at a time nice and slow. Now I have to find a grip to put back on, maybe gel.
Ironic thing is I didn't have the suspected broken loose wiring and the left grip still doesn't work but the right does... I did note the resistance of the grip being 5.1k ohms. Not sure if that's normal?
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:00 AM   #29
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Hey Wolv

You mentioned "gel"... what do you mean? I can't find any rubber grips anywhere to replace my original ones... just a pair of Italian grips from a company called ARIETE...

do you have any more suggestions?
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Old 10-19-2014, 09:02 AM   #30
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One question. Some people say "get two lefts" or "get two rights." I never know which.

It doesn't look like you did that. You got one left and one right.

Can someone clear this up once and for all?
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