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    "Natural Born Chiller"
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    My heated grips are oval after 74K miles in 3 years!

    Maybe I just need a Chill Pill? Anyone out there changed these?

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    you didn't add your year model...so assuming it's an 1100/1150

    you can change just the rubbers, you need two throttle side grips from a non heated grip setup . The GS parts fiche has the number 32 72 1 458 396 RIGHT GROOVED HANDLE. About $10 bucks apiece

    Slowly lift the flange end with needlenose pliers to seperate rubber from foil of heated grips and cut with razor blade/exacto knife down the length as you slowly pull apart with pliers . Spray some 409 on the new rubbers and slide in place...the 409 will dry in a day or so and grips will be tight
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    blast of air to help the separation has been suggested, with less likelihood of cutting anything you don't want cut. I will be doing mine in another week or 2, 96K miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish1100 View Post
    blast of air to help the separation has been suggested, with less likelihood of cutting anything you don't want cut. I will be doing mine in another week or 2, 96K miles.
    Mine were pretty worn out at 75K mi. Been wrapping them with 'grip tape' from the sporting goods store ever since. $5 every two years or so...

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    Thanks!

    Good Ideas!

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