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Well, the grips on the old girl were needin a Redo. Factory grips were out of question . Searched this site and found lots used Clarks Bar Grips and I couldnt find any close to me. So, I went to my local motorcycle shop and started my search. Turns out. 7/8" Pro Grips are a PERFECT match!! And it was an extremely easy replacement. I have included the part numbers. They feel nice and look Great! $16.95, Unbelievble deal! Part numbers are Pro Grip Super Bike #PGO723. I will post Pics when I get them off my iPhone!
 

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Sounds like a good deal! Sooooo "where's the pics?" Do you think they will hold up to heated hand grips? Don't really need heated down here in Florida though. My left grip keeps sliding off..
 

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RonHolly said:
Sounds like a good deal! Sooooo "where's the pics?" Do you think they will hold up to heated hand grips? Don't really need heated down here in Florida though. My left grip keeps sliding off..
I don't mean to hijack this thread but have a suggestion that might help.

Someone once showed me that spraying hair spray on the handlebars right before you put the grips on makes everything work better. While the hair spray is wet the grips slide on better, and when the hair spray is dry it becomes tacky and holds the grips in place.

I have used it several times over the years, and it has never let me down.
 

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I have used "Grip Puppies" on all four of my LTs. Inexpensive, easy to install, and work great with heated grips.
 

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deputy5211 said:
I have used "Grip Puppies" on all four of my LTs. Inexpensive, easy to install, and work great with heated grips.
Link to those please!
The cover on mine is wearing right off on the right side.
 

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Bones1955 said:
Link to those please!
The cover on mine is wearing right off on the right side.
Google.com and type "Grip Puppies" in the search box, or click here or here. :p

All in fun...
 

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I have used "Grip Puppies" on all four of my LTs. Inexpensive, easy to install, and work great with heated grips.
I have the grip puppies too and really like them, but a few years ago the original grips under the grip puppies got so bad they started bunching up. Found this thread: http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?p=487887#post487887

Scroll up to the first post by Silverlt2002 where he describes BMW part 32 72 2 332 620 which is a grip available without the heating element. I bought these and they worked great. Put my grip puppies back on over them since I liked the feel of the grip puppies.
 

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Did some more digging and found another thread where the part number recommended was 32 72 2 332 619. This is the left side grip which works for both sides of the LT, but is cheaper than the right side grip ending in 620 referenced in my post above
 

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I don't even know if i have the original ones on mine.
I'll go get a pic or two.
I knew this was going to be a pain to figure out.
I don't even know how they come apart..I do know the heated grips don't work.
 

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My 2-cents, I got Beemer Buddies and replaced the Grip Puppies, I like them a a whole lot better. The Grip Puppies are like sponges when they are wet, can't say much about the heat transmitting through the Beemer Buddies since I really don't need that feature when it is 100+ outside but I can't see why it would not work at least as well as the grip-puppies.

Having said that they are twice as expensive as Grip Puppies, but IMO they are leaps and bounds better than Grip Puppies.

BeemerBuddies
 

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The grip in the picture (or what's left of it) is NOT a factory grip. Factory grips taper and expand in diameter, are thinner overall, and have grooves cut in them at regular intervals. They also do not have metal caps on the ends. You need more than grip puppies. It looks like you need to replace the complete grip assembly.

For those with BMW grips you will want to order Grip Puppies in a medium size. The large size is too large for the factory grips and become Slip Puppies, not Grip Puppies.

Loren

Bones1955 said:
Ok..
Here is what I have.
If I could buy those grip puppies and have them slide over I would be more then happy!



 

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sprdoorman said:
Did some more digging and found another thread where the part number recommended was 32 72 2 332 619. This is the left side grip which works for both sides of the LT, but is cheaper than the right side grip ending in 620 referenced in my post above
Just did this last week on my new 2001.
It didn't fit as well as I had hoped but is perfectly usable.
The 619 grip above is maybe an 1/8" shorter than the one I removed, but not that noticeable once installed.
Also, it fits a little loose and I had to apply some adhesive to stop it from moving around.

Unfortunately, the price has gone up quite a bit.
I found it for $25 plus $10 shipping at Bobs BMW.

JR
 

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wa1200lt said:
The grip in the picture (or what's left of it) is NOT a factory grip. Factory grips taper and expand in diameter, are thinner overall, and have grooves cut in them at regular intervals. They also do not have metal caps on the ends. You need more than grip puppies. It looks like you need to replace the complete grip assembly.

For those with BMW grips you will want to order Grip Puppies in a medium size. The large size is too large for the factory grips and become Slip Puppies, not Grip Puppies.

Loren
Thanks!
I was wondering if I had stock ones...but I do like the look of mine if in better shape.
I know nothing about doing this.
I would be happy if I could just slide something over it.
Do you think the parts under the grip may be original though..I don't want to mess with guts of it!
I wonder if the chrome end caps pop off?
 

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Ok guys, figured out how to get photos from phone, and post here. So here we go. I took off old grips, cleaned the bars with alcohol really good, let it dry competely, took some White Rain ($.94 at Wally World) sprayed down the Bar and Inside the grips. They slid on very easy! I allowed them to dry for a few hours and BAM!! These babies are stuck like glue!
I didn't want to use Grip Puppies because my old grips were "Slipping" off the Bar. So far I've tried the Heated Element, works fine, no movement as of yet. Down here in South Louisiana temps have been 92-94 and grips are holding up perfect. I will post if I have any prolbems. Only other finding is on the left side there is a "small" gap between the grip and the control box. No big prolbem just a little cosmetic sight, doesent bother me for Price and so far performance. Grips are very soft, feel nice. Grips fit as they cam in package, Left for Left and Right, throttle, for right. Very easy fix, even for me! (can't figure out whats wrong with other pics not showing, newb here, lol!)
Here are Pics:

Cleaned Bar Ready For Grips

Old Grips Removed
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=35718&stc=1
New Left Grip
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=35715&stc=1
New Right Grip
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=35716&stc=1
New Grip Package

New Grip Part Number
 

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On this pic where are the wires for the heat pad?
When i slipped my after market grip off the heating pad was gone but the wire was in the tube of the handle bar..I don't see your wire.

 

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Bones1955 said:
On this pic where are the wires for the heat pad?
When i slipped my after market grip off the heating pad was gone but the wire was in the tube of the handle bar..I don't see your wire.

Tough to see in this pic, but if you look on the outside end of the grip barrel there is a notch. The wires for heating element come up through the handlebars and come into grip heat element at that point.
 
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