Hate my grips

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by stormdog, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. stormdog

    stormdog Long timer

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    I have a 16 1290 SA and the lump on the end of the grips has got to go.
    I have never cut open one of these heated grips, but I would think there is no heating element in that lump so I should be able to razor knife it off
    Someone talk me out of it before I ruin what I expect is an expensive set of grips
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  2. Kevin Graehl

    Kevin Graehl Adventurer

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    From an engineering standpoint there's no way they'd be in a lip.

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  3. Mark907

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    Slip on a set of (Grip Puppies) or (Grip Buddies).
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  4. nigelj

    nigelj Been here awhile

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    +1 try grip puppies first
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  5. stormdog

    stormdog Long timer

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    I like the diameter of regular grips. I have a set of Oxfords on my 701 and they kind of bug me
    Rode about 1200 miles in the last 3 days, and paid attention to my riding position. Looks like the real problem is the bars have too much sweep. Since my wrists don’t bend like they did 30 years ago. I may need to look at swapping bars. In that case I am going to have to replace my grips anyway so I will try trimming these.
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  6. Bike Guy

    Bike Guy Been here awhile

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    OK to slice and dice. I also changed my bars out. I thought the stockers were terrible for me. I installed Renthal #603 and have 3/4 risers
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  7. Bike Guy

    Bike Guy Been here awhile

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    Hey Stormy, I forgot to mention that I was able to save the stock grips and reuse them. The process was time consuming but possible. I used a heat gun,WD and whatever else that I had laying around. Don’t be in a rush. It took me about an hour. I’m stubborn and I liked the stock ones
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