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Old Today, 09:26 AM   #1
Steve G. OP
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2008 R1200GS Heated Grip Failure

I'm about to take this thing apart to see what's going on. I don't have a complete system failure, only the left side factory grip, which does not work at all. I've watched a couple youtube videos of guys fixing older grips with soldered wire, but they were older bikes. Just wondering if there is a noted problem on these failures, and if the only fix is a grip replacement at $108?
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Old Today, 12:09 PM   #2
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Dont by the OEM replacement grips. There is an aftermarket solution out there somewhere. Lemme see if I can find it.

I discovered this AFTER I spent $250 on new BMW grips
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Old Today, 12:13 PM   #3
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Isn't the heating element inside of the handle bars?
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Isn't the heating element inside of the handle bars?
I have an 1150. My solution wont apply if the 1200's have heated bars instead of heated grips. I've never heard of heated bars, but I'm still a noob.
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Old Today, 01:57 PM   #5
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I tried the re-soldering trick on my 2010 GS but it didn't work. So I removed all the old rubber and heater and installed a new heater strip (Cycle Gear--$25) and a new R1150 throttle side grip over it. You need the throttle side as the left grip is on a tube like the throttle side is.

Buying a new grip from BMW is the easy way but I couldn't find one for less than about $150. Plus I really like those 1150 grips much better.
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I was thinking of these...

http://www.beemershop.com/Merchant5/...uct_Code=HGRPL
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Old Today, 02:26 PM   #7
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That is what I put on mine. The heaters are not inside the bars, they are thin elements glued to the plastic tube that slides on over the bar.
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Old Today, 02:33 PM   #8
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This might be of help.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1053748
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