Replacing Heated Grip rubbers...

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by MikeO, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. sdmotor

    sdmotor Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2004
    Oddometer:
    2,684
    Location:
    Tejas
    Just did my throttle side. Thanks Mike! I need to go buy another set to do the left side.
    #61
  2. spa1403

    spa1403 Nobby

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    62
    Location:
    Now Back in the uk
    good advice mikeO:clapcheers,
    #62
  3. VDRZANE

    VDRZANE Salty Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2002
    Oddometer:
    386
    Location:
    Ohio, Earth
    Is the grip with P/N: 32 72 1 458 396 the correct part for the heated handgrips? I have 2 of these grips and would like to know before cutting off my old ones. Thanks!
    #63
  4. VDRZANE

    VDRZANE Salty Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2002
    Oddometer:
    386
    Location:
    Ohio, Earth
    I just spoke with Chicago BMW and the part # I listed is, in fact, the correct "larger" diameter size. It's a good thing!! hahah!
    #64
  5. tailgunner27

    tailgunner27 GUNNER

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    7
    Location:
    Nova Scotia
    Hi Mike

    Thank you for a helpful reference. My 04 GSA also has 90000 miles. That seems to be the distance they last. Incidentally, my throttle side was worn through.
    jan
    #65
  6. tailgunner27

    tailgunner27 GUNNER

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    7
    Location:
    Nova Scotia
    Got my grips from The Beemer Shop. He knew well enough to send me 2 right side grips without my asking. I think the total was around $22.
    #66
  7. OtisWild

    OtisWild Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    43
    #67
  8. JurgenB

    JurgenB daily rider

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2007
    Oddometer:
    472
    Location:
    Coloradio
    +1. Did mine last week and it worked exactly as advertised. Left my new grips in the hot sun for a while to warm up the rubber before putting them on. Wife's hairspray did the trick. I did not use any glue.

    Thanks MikeO!!!:clap
    #68
  9. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2001
    Oddometer:
    22,446
    Location:
    Eastbania
    Bump for a great informative thread. :thumb

    Planning to do this soon, ordering up new grip rubbers today.
    #69
  10. M_snowman

    M_snowman Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Oddometer:
    21
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks MikeO! I'm about to replace the grips on my '05 GS and found your pics to be really helpful. Just wanted to double check that you needed both throttle grips to cover the heating elements?

    Thanks again!
    #70
  11. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Oddometer:
    11,699
    Location:
    put something on and stay in that position.
    where are you getting your grips?
    #71
  12. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2001
    Oddometer:
    22,446
    Location:
    Eastbania
    Chicago BMW is noted in the previous posts to this thread.
    #72
  13. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,864
    Location:
    Seattle
    Thanks for a great post.
    #73
  14. Reprobate

    Reprobate Sarcasm Loading....

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2003
    Oddometer:
    6,375
    Location:
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    You're welcome - I did it with a friend who had done it before, and knowing there were a few details that need attention we decided to take pictures of every step, just for this purpose of enlightening our fellow riders. If it makes anyone else's handlebar/grip change easier, it was worth the hassle.
    #74
  15. svennoly

    svennoly Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Oddometer:
    513
    Location:
    The North Woods
    Mikeo and guys thanks! After 45k put on new grips 2day, 5 mins off time 30 seconds on time with the compressor. Awesome
    #75
  16. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2001
    Oddometer:
    22,446
    Location:
    Eastbania
    Now cost $9.71, but still a bargain compared to a full replacement with heating element. My current grips are still toasty warm, but have gotten so worn down that my big meaty paws get cramps... looking forward to slipping on the new rubbers this weekend. :lol3
    #76
  17. averagejoe

    averagejoe Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    668
    Location:
    Nokesville Virginia
    On a new install where do the wires go into the new plug?

    left grip-
    left top
    left bottom

    or
    left top
    right top

    oriented so the lil guide is on the bottom.
    #77
  18. Guilherme

    Guilherme n00b

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1
    Sorry to ask, can I do it in my 2007 K1200 GT with heated grips?

    Thanks a lot.


    Guilherme
    #78
  19. gs-ell

    gs-ell Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Oddometer:
    121
    Location:
    Sunny Yorkshire
    was wondering if it'd work on a 09 GSA.................don't need it but i don't like the BMW grips

    Want to replace with renthals
    #79
  20. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    85,508
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Yes to both you and the K1200GT.

    Jim :brow
    #80