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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by MikeO, Aug 7, 2005.
Just did my throttle side. Thanks Mike! I need to go buy another set to do the left side.
good advice mikeOcheers,
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!
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!
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.
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.
I did this today, took 15 minutes for both, max. My grips rolled off pretty smoothly except for the bit at the bar ends, and I carefully sliced at the rubber with a swiss army short blade until it peeled away.
ps: IIRC I ordered the handgrips from Beemershop last year, just got around to it today:
+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.
Bump for a great informative thread.
Planning to do this soon, ordering up new grip rubbers today.
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?
where are you getting your grips?
Chicago BMW is noted in the previous posts to this thread.
Thanks for a great post.
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.
Mikeo and guys thanks! After 45k put on new grips 2day, 5 mins off time 30 seconds on time with the compressor. Awesome
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.
On a new install where do the wires go into the new plug?
oriented so the lil guide is on the bottom.
Sorry to ask, can I do it in my 2007 K1200 GT with heated grips?
Thanks a lot.
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
Yes to both you and the K1200GT.