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The handle bar grips on my 2010 are too small (diameter). I need to install an over grip for comfort & control.
The bike has stock heated grips.
Recommendations for increasing grip size?
Will a foam over grip decrease the heater efficiency?
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I use Grip Buddies. Have used both but I prefer the neoprene grip feel better than the foam. Grip heaters may take a little longer to heat thru but they work just fine.
 
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i used progrip grips but you have to buy 2 sets (around 30$) to use the throttle side for both left and right side since the diameter with heater for both is the same but too big for the none throttle grip

biggest outside diameter is progrip 714 which was too big for me so i went for 780

take off the old grips exposing the heaters, cover/coat with rubber cement (clear permatex rtv) and slide the new grips right on and wait a day for it to cure

Grip Puppies are nice but i don't prefer the foam feel
 

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Ditto on Grip Puppies. I've used them on three different bikes and the heated grips work fine. They just take a little bit longer to warm up.
 

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i used progrip grips but you have to buy 2 sets (around 30$) to use the throttle side for both left and right side since the diameter with heater for both is the same but too big for the none throttle grip

biggest outside diameter is progrip 714 which was too big for me so i went for 780

take off the old grips exposing the heaters, cover/coat with rubber cement (clear permatex rtv) and slide the new grips right on and wait a day for it to cure

Grip Puppies are nice but i don't prefer the foam feel
I thought the heating elements were built into the stock grips? No?
 

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I much prefer Dave Reppert’s grip buddies to grip puppies. But either will allow ample heat transfer from the heated grips.
The handle bar grips on my 2010 are too small (diameter). I need to install an over grip for comfort & control.
The bike has stock heated grips.
Recommendations for increasing grip size?
Will a foam over grip decrease the heater efficiency?
Thanks again!
 

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Dave's Grip Buddies..... get the Lite version unless you got real big hands.... they're just a smidge thinner than the regular ones. They don't absorb water like Grip Puppies.
 
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i used progrip grips but you have to buy 2 sets (around 30$) to use the throttle side for both left and right side since the diameter with heater for both is the same but too big for the none throttle grip

biggest outside diameter is progrip 714 which was too big for me so i went for 780

take off the old grips exposing the heaters, cover/coat with rubber cement (clear permatex rtv) and slide the new grips right on and wait a day for it to cure

Grip Puppies are nice but i don't prefer the foam feel
I tried the Grip Buddies and they only lasted a season. How did you remove the grip and leave the heaters? Did you use compressed air?
 

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i used progrip grips but you have to buy 2 sets (around 30$) to use the throttle side for both left and right side since the diameter with heater for both is the same but too big for the none throttle grip

biggest outside diameter is progrip 714 which was too big for me so i went for 780

take off the old grips exposing the heaters, cover/coat with rubber cement (clear permatex rtv) and slide the new grips right on and wait a day for it to cure

Grip Puppies are nice but i don't prefer the foam feel
So I looked at the parts fiche and there is no heating element, it's built into the grip itself. You must have aftermarket grip heaters. Correct?
 

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i have the stock grips but the owner before me must have cut/stripped the grip portion off from the heater portion
you can literally see the heater coils/wires when the grips were removed
must have cut length wise and just peeled it off to expose the heater coils, here are a couple of pictures
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You lucked out (y) For the prev owner to do that was cool. New Yami grips are over $100 a piece.
 
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