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post #1 of 7 Old Jun 18th, 2006, 9:59 am Thread Starter
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Replacement Hand Grips for a 2006 Lt

Hi folks,
I'm planning a cross country run ( I have 3 days to get from Eastern NY to Vail, Co) on a 2006 LT. I would like to replace the original heated hand grips with a larger set. I haven't seen anyone advertising them. Can someone recommend a set?

Also, I have a 29 inch inseam, any recommendations on highway pegs (bike has the comfort seat) would be appreciated as well.

I'm scheduled to leave in the middle of July.

Any other recommendations would be welcome as well.

-cg
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post #2 of 7 Old Jun 18th, 2006, 10:14 am
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Several of us have used tennis racket grip tape. Goes on easy and provides a good cushion. Still lets the heat through when you need it. You can wrap it in a barrel shape for improved comfort.

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Hi folks,
I'm planning a cross country run ( I have 3 days to get from Eastern NY to Vail, Co) on a 2006 LT. I would like to replace the original heated hand grips with a larger set. I haven't seen anyone advertising them. Can someone recommend a set?

Also, I have a 29 inch inseam, any recommendations on highway pegs (bike has the comfort seat) would be appreciated as well.

I'm scheduled to leave in the middle of July.

Any other recommendations would be welcome as well.

-cg
The heated drips from the R1200 CL can be put on the LT. The grip is larger in circumference and lots of folks have changed to them with no troubles.

As for highway pegs, I would recommend the standard Jpegs. I've used Jpegs (standard and XL) on all three of my LTs and wouldn't take long trips without them.

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post #4 of 7 Old Jun 18th, 2006, 10:48 pm Thread Starter
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Jpegs

Thanks for the replies, it's appreciated. I'm surprised that some aftermarket grips don't (or at least I haven't found them) exist.

I installed the lowering kit from Suburban, and they are a excellent. I put a few miles on the bike today, and it was the first time my leg muscles didn't get stressed from the tight seating position. I've tried the seat in the lower and up position, however it didn't really help with my legs getting cramped. However, the Suburban Kit made the seating position comfortable for a few more hours then the stock peg location.

How difficult is the installation of the JPEGS?
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I too have a 06 LT.. The Surburban peg lowering kit does work. I installed both the Surburban pegs and the Jpegs XL in aprox 2 hours. I did take the advice from many LT owners who have installed the XL Jpegs. They say once you have drop your ride (not yet for me) the Jpeg pokes a hole in the fiberglass due to the soft compound of the bolts holding the peg . Many people have taken a dremel tool and cut a small opening in the fiberglass. You would not know it was not factory, looking at it. This seemed to be better than the peg making it's own hole. To each their own. Both really help in the long ride.
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Another consideration is the Highway Ottomans. I really like mine, I have an inseam of 30", here is a pic from last weeks 5 day trip.

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I too have a 06 LT.. The Surburban peg lowering kit does work. I installed both the Surburban pegs and the Jpegs XL in aprox 2 hours. I did take the advice from many LT owners who have installed the XL Jpegs. They say once you have drop your ride (not yet for me) the Jpeg pokes a hole in the fiberglass due to the soft compound of the bolts holding the peg . Many people have taken a dremel tool and cut a small opening in the fiberglass. You would not know it was not factory, looking at it. This seemed to be better than the peg making it's own hole. To each their own. Both really help in the long ride.
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Is that a problem only with the XL JPEGS? Or do both the standard and the XL have the issue with poking a hole into the fiberglass?

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