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Ewestland

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My grips are the original heated grips and they are hard as a rock.
I need to replace them with something softer and to dampen vibration...
Can I remove these and put on foam or new rubber?, or is the heating element INSIDE these rubber grips?
They are grey with ribs in them.
I feel tons of vibration thru them...
Any advice is much appreciated.
Eric

    

Inge K.

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Easiest solution would be to get a pair of Grip puppies .

Inge K.

    

charlie99

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hi eric .....welcome to the forum..

a lot of us have bar end weights, which may help a little (heavier is best ).....not having seen a pic of your beast ...just a suggestion


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%ONeed to Put on New Grips But Have Factory Heated Ones Already Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

Ewestland

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@charlie99 wrote:hi eric .....welcome to the forum..

a lot of us have bar end weights, which may help a little (heavier is best ).....not having seen a pic of your beast ...just a suggestion

Thanks,
I do have throttle meister weight set up and cruise control on there...
Will try to post pics soon.
What are the grip puppies? and where do you get them?
Eric

    

charlie99

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click the link (blue text )


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%ONeed to Put on New Grips But Have Factory Heated Ones Already Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

Inge K.

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@Ewestland wrote:What are the grip puppies? and where do you get them?

Click on the link in the above post.

Inge K.


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K100RS -86. (first owner), K1100LTSE -94.
    

Ewestland

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OK, Thank you. Got it.
Anybody used these?
Are they super thick?


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Previously have owned approx. 20 bikes...never a BMW. =)
Giving this Bike a try.
    

brickrider

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I've used them. They are not really very thick. If they were, I doubt many riders would want them as the grips would be too fat. They are closed foam sleeves that easily slip over the grips you now have. They will help with the vibes, I have no doubt.
Let me offer a tip. If you decide to use them, resist the temptation to cut the length any shorter. They can easily be scrunched up (tech term) to cover the existing grip without being excessively long.
My 1985 K100RS is very smooth. Maybe I'm just a lucky guy, having stumbled upon a sweet bike. However, I recommend you take the time to tune your bike, paying attention to balancing the throttle bodies. You may find a careful tune-up helps with the issue of annoying vibes.

    

Ewestland

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OK, I got a pair and put them on...they seem pretty good. I haven't ridden yet. Sorry, I cut them before I read your post, lol. I will know better next time, but they seem to fit well. I used hairspray to put them on, and it worked well(then i did my hair after...haha) I will let you know how they feel. Thanks all for your help.


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Previously have owned approx. 20 bikes...never a BMW. =)
Giving this Bike a try.
    

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