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Old 12-22-2011, 04:00 PM   #58171
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Okay, Thanks guys for the input. I just couldn't find any grips with open ends so I was scratching my head..

I just found on Happy Trail's website if you buy the Symtec Heated grip elements they'll give you a pair of progrip grips "free"... I'm sure they make up for it somewhere; but still compared to other places that's a decent deal.

I saw on that one link you posted they guy recommended securing your grips with safety wire... I've never thought of that, but I have read recently not to do it with heated grips... not sure why...
One thing to consider about new grips. For heated grips ... thin is good.
I never found any better than stock Suzuki grips. Pro Grips should be OK but look around at shops and buy the thinnest grips you can find ... MORE HEAT!!

I still am running the ORIGINAL Suzuki grips on my bike and they are so worn the little nubs are all worn off But the heated grips work so well I don't want to change them!! I have several sets of new grips sitting here ... but I'm hanging onto my ultra thin ones!

PLUS ONE ... on wrapping the left side bar. (metal) But on the road the throttle side will still heat up first.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:05 PM   #58172
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Come grip swap time garilla glue will be a nightmare.
That makes sense. i"ve used Gorilla glue for years. It's water activated ... and expands quite a bit as it dries. Seems you may see some "lumps" in your soft grips as the Gorilla glue cures. Plus, it may work its way out on the ends.

I've used Grip Glue for years. Hair Spray will not last. I use Grip Glue as a lubricant to slide the grips on. Works OK ... just work fast! Heating elements aren't harmed by Grip Glue.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:06 PM   #58173
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Need some basic mod advice

I have an 05 with IMS tank, K&N filter, one tooth up on the countershaft and am 80% road rider (long ones lately) and what would be considered light offroad the rest. At 18,000 now, my suspension is turning to mush and I could use a bit more power with the higher gearing. I am mechanically competent and do my own maintanence/mods. It is either polish up the DR's skills or move to another bike and I would prefer the former.

I am basically ready to spend some money and have a list of goods but I just want to say I want solid but not magical results and it would be nice to make the mods moderately basic to save garage time for other projects. Still need solid reliability and decent fuel economy.

Here is my list at the moment:

-New fork springs from procycle .50 straight rate
-Intimidators
-fork skins
-procycle jet kit and air box mod with K&N
-procycle shock solution kit
-riser kit for bars or lowered pegs but not likely both
-FMF Q4 or other muffler that is not too loud

Am I on the right track?

Does anyone know off hand if they sell the Lynx fairing without the lights and what that might cost?

Bike seen here:
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Thanks folks,

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Old 12-22-2011, 04:13 PM   #58174
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The previous owner of my WR installed a set of Oxford Touring Style Heated Grips and I must say I think they're great. In fact, I may buy a set for the DR. They seem to be of decent quality. The heat output seems pretty even between right and left sides.

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Old 12-22-2011, 05:39 PM   #58175
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The previous owner of my WR installed a set of Oxford Touring Style Heated Grips and I must say I think they're great. In fact, I may buy a set for the DR. They seem to be of decent quality. The heat output seems pretty even between right and left sides.

I've got these on my 1400GTR roadie and they are very good in that environment. IMHO though, too fat and not enough grip for adv/enduro.

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Old 12-22-2011, 06:01 PM   #58176
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F.W.I.W. Progrip makes some really good open ended grips and I'll second the old hairspray trick. (Aquanet works best)
Aquanet is the recommended fuel for potato guns, also.

Lucky for me, with my hairstyle, I don't need "hair products" and NEVER worry about "helmet hair."

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Old 12-22-2011, 06:09 PM   #58177
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First day of winter and it was 52 degrees out. I had to go for a short ride. I did 25 miles of back roads in town, DR needs some mechanical stuff to get ready for next season, but if it stays this warm, I won't be taking stuff apart. Keep riding till it's too cold.
62F and not a cloud in the sky here in San Jose, CA today; being an idiot, I rode the DR to Sky Londa, on the crest of the local Santa Cruz Mountains, where the temps were 20F colder. I gave thanks to the defunct Widder company for the electric vest.

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Old 12-22-2011, 06:15 PM   #58178
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That makes sense. i"ve used Gorilla glue for years. It's water activated ... and expands quite a bit as it dries. Seems you may see some "lumps" in your soft grips as the Gorilla glue cures. Plus, it may work its way out on the ends.

I've used Grip Glue for years. Hair Spray will not last. I use Grip Glue as a lubricant to slide the grips on. Works OK ... just work fast! Heating elements aren't harmed by Grip Glue.
After hearing all the hype about Gorilla Glue I finally bought a bottle and was shocked at how much it expanded - like wall insulation. Threw away the bottle, couldn't see a use for it.

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Old 12-22-2011, 06:21 PM   #58179
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After hearing all the hype about Gorilla Glue I finally bought a bottle and was shocked at how much it expanded - like wall insulation. Threw away the bottle, couldn't see a use for it.

Lex

Hard to believe you couldn't find any use for it considering how much they sell and how many people swear by it for so many different uses.

How much of that stuff did you use? I've had no issues with thickness/expansion, lumps, etc. And for as often as I'll be swapping grips I prefer knowing they aren't going to move. Tried the hair spray a couple times and it just didn't grip. YMMV, of course.
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:24 PM   #58180
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So elecric gear works ok with the DR?
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:34 PM   #58181
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So elecric gear works ok with the DR?
Depends on how much you're trying to run. Best to have a voltmeter if you do. Gerbing jacket (77w) and gloves (27w) are more than it can handle in stock configuration. I run them both, with a voltmeter, and keep the jacket turned down to where I'm not draining the battery. I believe there's only about 60 extra watts to use, others may know more for sure, but that seems about right.
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:49 PM   #58182
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Thanks to all for their input. I love my DR. My BMW R1150R just sits in the garage languishing. I think she is for sale. Happy Holidays. Just after Christmas I am riding to the little known canyons in Southeastern Colorado. I will put a ride report in Day Trippn' Carcajou
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:10 PM   #58183
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Hard to believe you couldn't find any use for it considering how much they sell and how many people swear by it for so many different uses.

How much of that stuff did you use? I've had no issues with thickness/expansion, lumps, etc. And for as often as I'll be swapping grips I prefer knowing they aren't going to move. Tried the hair spray a couple times and it just didn't grip. YMMV, of course.
Yeah, my mileage sometimes varies all over the place, I just recall the glue foaming around and out of whatever joint I had in mind to glue, and it was a light brown, open cell foaming kind of look as I recall. I think I had to add a little moisture to the mix? Maybe I shouldn't have? I did just now look for that bottle, in case I didn't throw it away, couldn't find it.

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Old 12-22-2011, 07:20 PM   #58184
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I wondered about that when I first bought the bike but after a few good trail rides, I never saw any issues with the size and/or grip. True, they're a tiny bit fatter than MX grips but with my arthritis they feel nice. And with decent gloves, no grip issues either.




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I've got these on my 1400GTR roadie and they are very good in that environment. IMHO though, too fat and not enough grip for adv/enduro.

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Old 12-22-2011, 07:20 PM   #58185
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Hairspray works great to loosen old grips & is semi-adhesive for new ones, but it's hard to beat grip glue, or better yet safety wire, for long lasting stick.
I've had great luck over the years with golf club tape. Put it on the bar, saturate it with the solvent, slide the grip on. It ain't going no where and it's totally waterproof.
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