Grip Puppie Install

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Gavj
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Grip Puppie Install

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Each to their own but I like Grip Puppies..... I have had them on my last 3 bikes and also had foam grips in the eighties on my RD350LC,


Anyway, anyone going to fit these here some of my findings..


Cutting them to length is a bit daunting, get this wrong and your back down the shop for another pair and another £15  :alas: . I hold them against the original grips and then wrap insulating tape around them to mark where I want to cut. A sharp "Stanley" or craft knife slices through them but getting a neat cut is awkward. If you have such a thing to hand, a bit of pipe in your vice is ideal to slip the puppie over while you slice it. 3/4" bsp steel pipe is ideal for size but obviously use what you have. Measure and check twice before you cut...


Next remove the bar end weights and dunk the puppie in soapy water. Aso add a little soapy water to the original grip. Now, next bit wont help if you dont have a compressor..... Work the end of the pupie over the end of the grip and using the bar end weight as a bung, puff some air into the puppie while applying a little pressure..... "poof" it magically pops on, almost. Just the last 3mm to go. Using your air gun, push the nozzle under the end of the puppie and puff again... bingo, thats one done. Just put the bar end back on and repeat.


Good Luck



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Or just cut them to length (easy) and use a little washing up liquid and push them on, no need to remove anything. I have put these on my 2014 RT and 1250 probably 6 times. I keep putting them on and then cutting them off as they are too thick and I keep changing my mind.
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Do you still feel the heated grips through the sponge material?
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Heated grips on my Trophy worked fine, haven't tried the RT ones yet but I have only used the RT ones on level 2 and that was too hot!! so not expecting any problems
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MikeS wrote: Do you still feel the heated grips through the sponge material?

Yeah but the heat might take slightly longer to get through, they still work fine though.
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Cut them to length with a pair of long kitchen scissors.
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Cut them to lenght and use lots of alcoholic gel to lubricate the puppies. They slide very easy on to the handle bars that way.Afterwards the alcohol dissolves and the grips are seated.No need to disassemble anything, no special tools are required.
Yes, the heated grips take a little longer to get to temperature but that's all.Stay safe...  Ed.
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I tried this last week and it worked great with the compressed air, thanks for the tip!!!
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