Scott, that's basically what I did a year ago. I used the Kimtex foil pad tapped right into the Guzzi H grip wires. Works reat and cheap and you can use any grip you want. The surging started 6 months later so I can't believe Guzzi when they blame it on them. I relieved the tension on the grip too but all was well for at least a month before the red light incident. I would easily believe it might have something to do with it but, Wayne's did the same thing and his is fine. So far. Here (I hope) is a video of this am's first start. Again, I won't get to ride it until next week. Well that failed to load right.