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    Help with a gripe about my grips

    Does anyone know if a grip sleeve (to make the grips more robust/larger) will affect the heat that emits from the OEM heated grips? IÔÇÖm experiencing some fatigue and cramping that I think is due to the small diameter grips that came on the K bike that I just purchased. IÔÇÖm assuming that this will eliminate the problem because I do not experience this with my other bikes.

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    i have these
    http://www.originalbeemerbuddies.com/

    they do not interfere with the heated grips at all.
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    I run Grip Puppies on my RT. No problems at all with heated grips. Just take a little onger to warm through - just like wearing thicker gloves.
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    +1 on Grip Puppies -- will solve all your grip gripes!
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    Grip Puppies didn't work for me. But this bag of o-rings did:
    http://www.excelcyclewerkes.com/inde...s/Page1340.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    +1 on Grip Puppies -- will solve all your grip gripes!
    So yer saying he can come to grips with his grips?

    I'm good with that......
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcover View Post
    i have these
    http://www.originalbeemerbuddies.com/

    they do not interfere with the heated grips at all.
    +1 on these, look good, feel good and don't restrict the heat.
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    I used these from Beemerbone yard for years and with stock heated grips. I like them a lot. On sale for $5.95 a set.

    http://www.beemerboneyard.com/foamgripcov.html

    They tended to wear out in a year's time or so, depending on how much you ride or left in the sun. I never felt that the heat from the grip was diminished. Hands were always plenty warm considering the temps I was in and glove that I was wearing. Note there is a minimum order so I usually got 2 or 3 sets per order. Shame they are out of stock at the moment.

    I have since switch to an aftermarket grip and do not need the extra diameter on the grip any more.
    Larry S
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    Tired the bag of o-rings, didn't like them no problem with heated grips just took longer to warm up
    Local dealer had grip puppies, like them a lot again no issues with heated grips, think after a year are so may need replacing,..

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    Grip Sleeves

    I've got neoprene grip wraps on my R12RT, there may be a delay in the heat but I still get enough heat that after a while I usualy need to turn them down from #2 to #1.

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    + another for beemerbuddies

    I have had excellent service from the beemerbuddies guy; I like the bb's and yes,the heat does come thru very well; might take a minute or 2 longer to get to your hands, but the heat is just as strong; then the heat may last a bit longer after you shut the switch off. The bb's are on both BMWs and they are adjustable and removable if necessary. I have no problem buying another couple of pairs in the future.
    -pp Long Distance Motorcycle Adventurer
    '00 GS w/ >165K miles; '07 RT w/ >140K miles

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    I would agree with beemerbuddies. Good product, service and no complaints. Heat up faster than my foam set they replaced.
    2010 R1200RT
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    Beemerbuddies are good for me through this winter. Can't beat the customer service either.

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