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heated grips, can i just replace the rubber part? - February 6, 2013, 06:17 PM

I just got to ride the Tiger for the first time today and I love it BUT the oem heated grips are just beefy.

I wonder if I can just cut them and replace them with a set of 'normal' grips? Not really sure where the heated element is and I don't want to do any damage.


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February 6, 2013, 06:26 PM

Dk about yours, but mine are in the grip itself, which is probably why they are thicker than normal grips. Cutting them would definitely do damage.

I thought they were a little chunky at first too, but I don't even notice it anymore except for the fact that my hands stay toasty all the time.
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February 6, 2013, 07:00 PM

Dunno man, I've always had skinny grips... These just feel too beefy, it's like I can't really get a good hold of them.

This thread suggests they could be replaceable: Inside Triumph Heated Grips - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums

I need to get a definitive answer...


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February 7, 2013, 06:25 AM

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I just got to ride the Tiger for the first time today and I love it BUT the oem heated grips are just beefy.

I wonder if I can just cut them and replace them with a set of 'normal' grips? Not really sure where the heated element is and I don't want to do any damage.

Yes.The Just get the factor non heated version. The heated kit was easy to install, I would think removal and replacement would be just as easy.

I would keep the heat.

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February 7, 2013, 07:08 AM

Yeah, no doubt about it: I want to keep the heat, I just want to have skinnier grips. So you're saying I can chop the actual rubber grip off and just install a set of anorexic ones?

That would be titties!


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February 7, 2013, 07:09 AM

Beefier grips are easier on the hands specially on longer rides. Just gotta get used to them.


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Just to give you a visual, there are two basic kinds.

This is the kind I have. The element is in the rubber itself.


This is the kind you hope you have, where you could change the grips, though the grips would get hotter with thinner grips. Hopefully they have different settings so you could just use low. It looks like the ones in that link you posted are this kind.
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Yeah, they ave a low and high setting. I'll give it a try! thanks


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No chopping necessary. The left is held on by a screw and the right is the entire assembly
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I have installed many of the under the stock grip style and have worked great for years. i have a set on my Duke for going on 5 years now. I did install a heat troller which allows me to dial in my heat. I love it.


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No chopping necessary. The left is held on by a screw and the right is the entire assembly
I don't think you're following what I want to do: I want to keep the heated part and just replace the rubber grip that is on there (too thick for my liking) with something skinnier.


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February 7, 2013, 09:57 AM

I would imagine the heating element is integrated into the grip, so you probably won't be able to separate the two. If you really want slimmer grips, I would recommend putting some of the under the grip type ones on there and wiring it into the stock switch, probably with a relay to prevent any potential meltdown. If you want to take a look, I've got a set of the under the grip ones attached to an set of handle bars sitting on my shelves at the shop.


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I don't think you're following what I want to do: I want to keep the heated part and just replace the rubber grip that is on there (too thick for my liking) with something skinnier.
Well that makes it clearer what you want to try. And no you can't.


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February 7, 2013, 10:14 AM

Why not???

This thread suggests that the OEM Triumph heated grips are of the "under the stock" style kind: Inside Triumph Heated Grips - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums

Why wouldn't it work? I am confused.


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February 7, 2013, 12:14 PM

How thick is those grips on your bike? Like harley-thick style?

Honestly, I cant imagine someone tall and got big hands like you wanting a pair of skinny grips.

I rode my "fathers in law" harley and couldnt believe how big the grips were. On my bike, I switched to renthals and found them to be too thin. It causes discomfort in my hands. I changed again to Driven grips and it was a bit thicker and I love it. But it is not all that thick so.

Sorry I have nothing beneficial to say about heated grips but to hijack your thread with a side conversation


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