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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone replaced the stock grips w/ Kuryaken or some thing similar? The grips on our '11 RT are quite small, and I'd like to replace them, but am concerned about the wiring for the heaters. Can i just cut these off like on a "normal" bike? Thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 07:11 PM
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Welcome to the family. I have not replaced my grips but what if you heated the new grips in hot water and slipped them over the old ones, and as they cool they should get tight.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 09:14 PM
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there is something called a Grip Puppy which is sleeve you slip over top of you regular hand grip

it makes the grip larger and a little less slippery

TicLed sells them.. the actual "grip puppy" is really hard to find

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the only bad thing is that they take a long time to heat up if you use the heated grips and I found that the low setting is useless at least for me it is

other than that I really like the larger size

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 06:25 PM
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I have installed the Kuryakin Grips on my RT. It is possible, you need the clam shell style grips for a Goldwing with heated grips. Little trim of the rubber on the old grip and they will fit on. Mine is the SM5 and I understand the SE5 has an additional grinding task?

Two things the Kuryakin Clam Shell style are really "fat" but for me they feel good. The high setting on the heated grips is now like the low setting previously. Again works well for me as they were to hot on high before anyway?

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Thanks Buttsy. Sounds interesting - are you saying the old grips didn't need to come off, just be trimmed down? Agree that losing the low setting would not be a big deal.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 04:03 PM
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Yes I had to trim the end off .....the raised part that the outside of your palm fits against. They will then go on, you will swear they are not big enough but they will go on.

Google "Installing Kuryakin Grips on a Spyder RT" and you should pick up a thread on a different forum that includes a video and pictures.
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