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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-30-2020, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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OEM Heated Grips!! - Need Your Input

Heated Grips! -- Got an 06 FJR that came stock with heated grips but even with only 6,000 miles on the bike, they need to be replaced. OEM Yams are like $500 for the set!!! Other reason I need to replace is I'm trying to install the G2 Throttle Tamer.

What do most of you guys do?

1) Pony up money got OEM?
2) Get an aftermarket set?
3) Disconnect the heated grips from the 12V and just get standard grips?

Added note, I don't generally ride in super cold weather. So honestly, if I completely mothballed them, I probably wouldn't miss them.
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I use dual sport gel grips, unheated. Anything additional like Grip Puppies, Buddies, etc. make to he grips too large for my comfort.

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at 6000 miles the grips shouldn't be worn out, that said, I like a little fatter grip than OEM.... you can loosen the adhesive with a small screwdriver to get it unglued from the throttle tube, chances are it isn't on there that well. Then insert and air nozzle between throttle tube and grip, inflate them like a balloon and they should pull off on a thin cushion of air....

Reinstall with a small stripe of RTV, using air nozzle trick again. Be sure to orient the heater wires properly.
If the grips are worn, get Grip Buddies in the thinner version (Lites), I think you'll like the little extra thickness, and they conduct the heat.


Now, if I could spend your money, get the Ivan flash for Gen2 and it will fix that bike right up, no G2 needed then!
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at 6000 miles the grips shouldn't be worn out, that said, I like a little fatter grip than OEM.... you can loosen the adhesive with a small screwdriver to get it unglued from the throttle tube, chances are it isn't on there that well. Then insert and air nozzle between throttle tube and grip, inflate them like a balloon and they should pull off on a thin cushion of air....

Reinstall with a small stripe of RTV, using air nozzle trick again. Be sure to orient the heater wires properly.
If the grips are worn, get Grip Buddies in the thinner version (Lites), I think you'll like the little extra thickness, and they conduct the heat.


Now, if I could spend your money, get the Ivan flash for Gen2 and it will fix that bike right up, no G2 needed then!
Yeah the grips are not exactly worn out as much as they are just shiny and slick. You know how rubber gets with age.
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at 6000 miles the grips shouldn't be worn out, that said, I like a little fatter grip than OEM.... you can loosen the adhesive with a small screwdriver to get it unglued from the throttle tube, chances are it isn't on there that well. Then insert and air nozzle between throttle tube and grip, inflate them like a balloon and they should pull off on a thin cushion of air....

Reinstall with a small stripe of RTV, using air nozzle trick again. Be sure to orient the heater wires properly.
If the grips are worn, get Grip Buddies in the thinner version (Lites), I think you'll like the little extra thickness, and they conduct the heat.


Now, if I could spend your money, get the Ivan flash for Gen2 and it will fix that bike right up, no G2 needed then!
So how does the Ivan Flash come together? Is there some hardware involved?
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So how does the Ivan Flash come together? Is there some hardware involved?
Never mind... found his website. Too expensive and way too much of a PITA to deal with.
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Can you guys buy Oxford grips over there?
Iíve fitted to my last 4 bikes & would probably never be without them now. I find they have an excellent build quality, adjustment allows you to find the sweet spot and the new digital controller means no risk of flattening the battery. Also they are very reasonable price wise (set for my FJR was around £50 iirc).
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I'd spend around $100 and get the Oxford Adventure ones. They're a perfect fit for the FJR and many guys, myself included, put them on the FJR's.
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Just curious but what makes the OEM heated grips fail? Is it the elements?

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