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post #1 of 3 Old Nov 20th, 2011, 7:22 pm Thread Starter
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less expensive grip replacement

The next time the need to replace your worn LT grips roll around and the $40 per grip is too steep, Get the open end BMW grip from a R bike at 1/4 the price. Same size and shape just less expensive. Then go to your local hardware store (Ace Hardward will do), and get a plastic end plug to wedge into the open bar end, $1. Lots cheaper, looks great, less filling.

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Re: less expensive grip replacement

I love it! And you can probably have your choice of end caps. Maybe even chrome!

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Re: less expensive grip replacement

I tried the chrome caps and found that the tang clips were too short to provide a nice tight fit, but doable. The plastic end caps hove membrane that fit deeper into the bar ends

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