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Grip options?

I am looking for some heated grip styles that are not tapered like the stock grips. They don't fit my hand properly. I would like to find some that are straiter than stock but are as big as the large diameter on the stock ones. does that make sense?

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Old 07-09-2007, 05:22 PM
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Do you have the OEM heated grips?
If so, you can changeout the rubber only by peeling away the OEM rubber ever-so-carefully.
Do a search for "heated grips" here.
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Yes they are the OEM heated grips. If I change the rubber do I need to get factory replacements?
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NOT!

No. The dealer will tell you different, it'll cost you a ton of scratch and alot of effort in installing...

You can take a razorblade or xacto and cut them along the grip and peel back. Just be careful not to cut the wires imbedded in the plastic sheath that the rubber is bonded to.
Start at the inside and cut down and out...you can do this!

Get a rubber grip, something that is more rubber than it is gel.
I put Pro Grips on mine, heat works very nice with them.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/item.aspx?style=18589&department=656&division=6
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Please use this tutorial... Attack of the Grip Monkey
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It's fairly easy to remove the factory grips - you just need a very sharp razor knife and always pull away as you cut so you don't cut into the inner tube which has the heating element. They're only glued in a few spots.

Once they're off, you an use anything you like, but be aware you'll probably have to buy two sets since both sides need the larger ID of the throttle side.

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so if you buy the pro grips that have closed ends, do you have to cut off the ends of the pro grips to get them to fit over the heated grips and allow the re-attaching of the bar end weights? can you buy open ended pro grips? does anyone have any pictures or experiences with their vibration reducing abilities?
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.....they are open ended...the end...
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sorry about the dumb question.. the picture of the grips on the motorcycle superstore link made them look closed on one end.
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I was once told by a college professor that there are no dumb questions, only dumb answers. I think.
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ditto dat newbie, we all been there and love ya...
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sorry about the dumb question.. the picture of the grips on the motorcycle superstore link made them look closed on one end.
remember that x-acto knife you used to get the old grips off...., if you find closed end grips you like, you can always open them.
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wcmach, here's the link that shows you how...I forgot to not that you'll need to buy 2 sets as the throttle side is larger on grip sets and you need the large one for both sides due to the heated sheaths...


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