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post #1 of 10 Old Sep 12th, 2008, 10:33 am Thread Starter
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Question Replacement grips

I have an 01 LT that I would like to replace the rubber on the hand grips as they are torn and cracked. I have read about the Grip Puppies and that may be an option after replacing the original grips. Anyone have ideas on what will fit and what will last the longest and still be able to use the grip heaters. I never have really liked the stock grips.
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post #2 of 10 Old Sep 12th, 2008, 10:48 am
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Re: Replacement grips

Replacing the stock grips with new stock grips is a bit of an involved procedure if you are not replacing the heating elements, and can be expensive if you are replacing the heating elements.

If your heating elements still work, I'd recommend getting some good duct tape (like Gorilla) and wrap it around any of the stock rubber grip splits to make them even, and then apply the Grip Puppies (the small size) over them. The heat does come through, although it's not quite as hot.

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Re: Replacement grips

I just covered mine with foam grips, $5 (for a set, dont buy 2 and get 4)
www.boneyardbeemer.com
Slide on, grips look new again, feel great.

If you want my second set (bought4) drop me your address, I'll mail them
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Re: Replacement grips

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I just covered mine with foam grips, $5 (for a set, dont buy 2 and get 4)
www.boneyardbeemer.com
Slide on, grips look new again, feel great.

If you want my second set (bought4) drop me your address, I'll mail them
free of charge.

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Re: Replacement grips

I love my grip puppies... best $8.00 no shipping, I ever spent on the bike... look up California Sport Touring.

Mine have had over a year and cannot tell from new... and the grip heater still works great too.

If it were me, I would try to put the Grip Puppies on over the old grips, but that is just me.

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Re: Replacement grips

Bustedknuckles, aka Sugarcookie, put some aftermarket grip on his LT and they were very cool. They might have been the grip puppies... ask him about it and he'll steer you in the right direction!

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Re: Replacement grips

Follow this one down to around #10 or #11.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29718

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Re: Replacement grips

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I love my grip puppies... best $8.00 no shipping, I ever spent on the bike... look up California Sport Touring.

Mine have had over a year and cannot tell from new... and the grip heater still works great too.

If it were me, I would try to put the Grip Puppies on over the old grips, but that is just me.
Thanks for the advice. I went ahead and got those. I soaked them in very hot water for 20 minutes then put liquid dish soap and they slid on fairly easy. Using a towel helps keep your hands from slipping.

I decided not to cut the left one that is longer out due to my PTT button.
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Re: Replacement grips

I have a 2002 LT with the heated grips. I found a thread on this site indicating that if you order two of the left, non-heated grips they will slip over the heating elements that remain after removing the old rubber.

I followed the advice and they worked like a champ. They were just a "tad" shorter, but nothing that causes problems. Since the throttle on the 2002 is so stiff, I did need to use grip glue to keep the grip from spinning on the right side.

I didn't save the part numbers, but I got them off of the A&S online parts fiche and then verified them with the dealer. They are probably in a post somewhere in this forum. Make sure the dealer understands that you need two "lefts" and not a pair.
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Re: Replacement grips

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I have a 2002 LT with the heated grips. I found a thread on this site indicating that if you order two of the left, non-heated grips they will slip over the heating elements that remain after removing the old rubber.

I followed the advice and they worked like a champ. They were just a "tad" shorter, but nothing that causes problems. Since the throttle on the 2002 is so stiff, I did need to use grip glue to keep the grip from spinning on the right side.

I didn't save the part numbers, but I got them off of the A&S online parts fiche and then verified them with the dealer. They are probably in a post somewhere in this forum. Make sure the dealer understands that you need two "lefts" and not a pair.
Chordoran you need to do the throttle upgrade to an 05 + set now
I did it on my 02 and it made the bike faster Plus my right forearm shrank.

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