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post #1 of 10 Old Aug 22nd, 2016, 7:54 am Thread Starter
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hi guys I have a 2008 LT and the grips are a bit worn.Can i just cut them off carefully or are the heater elements in the grips or underneath Many thanks guys
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post #2 of 10 Old Aug 22nd, 2016, 9:59 am
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Re: heated grips

Hi, if you are careful ..you can peal the rubber grips off from the heating elements..Then you can put new grips on over the heating elements. Like these Replacement Rubber Grips for Handlebar Heating BMW K1200RS K1200LT Until 2003 | eBay

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Re: heated grips

or fit grip puppies over the top, heat still works
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+1 on the grip puppies. They even feel better than the factory grips. Buy a set and try them, they're $20 and take 5 minutes to put on.

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thanks guys I can tackle this job with confidence now
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+1 on the grip puppies. They even feel better than the factory grips. Buy a set and try them, they're $20 and take 5 minutes to put on.
Leave the old grips and just spray inside the grip puppies (Beemerboneyard sells something similar for about $10) and the old grips with Windex and they should slide right over the old ones... They will dry within 24 hours (or even shorter on a hot summers day in the sun). They feel great. Much better than the OEM grips.

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Re: heated grips

Is it possible to remove them using an air hose like on a dirt bike or will that damage the heating elements? I have a set that is torn on the end but the heat still works.

I replace them all the time on dirt bikes by pushing high pressure air into the edge of the grip. They slide right off and back on. Very easy. No chemicals.
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Re: heated grips

I buy tennis racket handle wrap at Dick's Sporting Goods with the large black rubber band sleeve. I like the larger diameter, the firm feel & grip it gives me.

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Re: heated grips

That's what I do. Been doing that since I bought the LT. The P Owner had done that. So I went to Dicks like you do. Found the Slazenger tennis racket grip tape he used. I replace the tape once a year. And it's like I have new grips.

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