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Offline Xtzo40

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New grips
« on: August 20, 2017, 05:10:20 PM »
After 15000klm my grips have extended wearing down problem.Has anyone changed them?Did you have a problem with the heated grips?

Offline Rob H

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Re: New grips
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2017, 01:08:20 AM »
I haven't changed mine but plenty have. From memory:
--Buy two sets of new grips as the size of the them necessitates this (oversized due to heater elements)
--Take extreme care when removing the old ones (think razor blade and shaving them off incrementally) as you don't want to damage the heater elements
--OEM grips are expensive

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Re: New grips
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 02:43:19 AM »

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Re: New grips
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 12:20:48 PM »
First time I've seen a need for hairspray in the workshop...

Seriously, thanks for showing that it's possible, and the traps for new players.

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Re: New grips
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2017, 01:17:06 PM »
I will add that whilst doing my grips on the K1300S I cut through the heating element!  :012: :192: :012:

But I purchased this on fleabay - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nichrome-80-26-Gauge-AWG-Round-Wire-100ft-Roll-40mm-2-657-Ohms-ft-Resistance-/321561558409?epid=1742471871&hash=item4ade8ffd89:g:fwwAAOSwsXFZIQRp

and fixed my own grip for a couple of bucks!

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Re: New grips
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2017, 10:22:01 PM »
I'll add a tip - after exposing the heating wires run a bead of super glue all along the wire length. This will help secure the wires in their slot and help prevent catching and pulling them as you slide (force?) the new grips on. The left side comes off easier as it has less glue and exposes the wires more and mine bunched up.
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Re: New grips
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018, 07:14:30 PM »
Run grip puppies over them so the stock grips won't wear out. Better grip feel, less vibes and more control unless your hands are tiny like a teen.
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Re: New grips
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 08:20:47 AM »
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
I will add that whilst doing my grips on the K1300S I cut through the heating element!  :012: :192: :012:

But I purchased this on fleabay - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nichrome-80-26-Gauge-AWG-Round-Wire-100ft-Roll-40mm-2-657-Ohms-ft-Resistance-/321561558409?epid=1742471871&hash=item4ade8ffd89:g:fwwAAOSwsXFZIQRp

and fixed my own grip for a couple of bucks!

Good spot.
I nicked my wire when removing and just used a touch of solder to rejoin. All good so far

 


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