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Removing the heated grips

Posted By: temesvar

Removing the heated grips - 12/04/17 11:23 PM

For few reasons, I intend to remove the heated grips on my RT.
First , I don't like the thicker, bigger than average bike, grip.
Would like to install some stylish Rizoma grips. And I don't
find the need for heated grips anyways. A good pair of gloves
will solve the problem. I need the heat on the outside of my
hand. The inside is fine!
I didn't take the throttle apart yet, was just wondering if it
can be replaced with a standard size 22 mm sleeve?
Posted By: dirtrider

Re: Removing the heated grips - 12/04/17 11:28 PM

Originally Posted by temesvar
For few reasons, I intend to remove the heated grips on my RT.
First , I don't like the thicker, bigger than average bike, grip.
Would like to install some stylish Rizoma grips. And I don't
find the need for heated grips anyways. A good pair of gloves
will solve the problem. I need the heat on the outside of my
hand. The inside is fine!
I didn't take the throttle apart yet, was just wondering if it
can be replaced with a standard size 22 mm sleeve?


Evening temesvar

What bike model & year are you working with?
Posted By: temesvar

Re: Removing the heated grips - 12/04/17 11:57 PM

Sorry, D.R.
It is a 2008 RT
Posted By: dirtrider

Re: Removing the heated grips - 12/04/17 11:59 PM

Originally Posted by temesvar
Sorry, D.R.
It is a 2008 RT



Evening temesvar

God, now another question. Does your bike have cruise control (2 cable system).
Posted By: temesvar

Re: Removing the heated grips - 12/05/17 12:08 AM

B.G. yes! That is one thing I will never give up on!
Posted By: dirtrider

Re: Removing the heated grips - 12/05/17 12:22 AM

Originally Posted by temesvar
B.G. yes! That is one thing I will never give up on!


Evening temesvar

Then I doubt that you will find a generic throttle sleeve that will fit your bike. You can probably remove the heating element then scrape the sleeve clean & end up with a usable sleeve.

Or buy a used grip on E-Bay (for a cruise control 1200 bike)-- maybe find a non heated grip sleeve but those are few & far between. Or buy a junk heated grip sleeve & scrape it clean.
Posted By: temesvar

Re: Removing the heated grips - 12/05/17 02:26 AM

The damn thing looks as sophisticated as it is named:Heizgriff Griffheizung BMW R 1200 GS RT R LC Linkheated grip bar 61317702381 439
Would hate to destroy mine, that is in good working condition. I would rather trade it for a non working one. Anyone interested?
If not am buying one on ebay.
Thanks again, D.R.
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