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    I am sure there are many who know this trick, but here goes. My bikes grips were getting a bit tatty and being heated, they are hell expensive to replace. So I read on a forum to take a mountain bike tube (R39.00) cut it up and slip it over the current grips. Works a charm and looks fine. When they get tatty, rip them off and replace. Hope this helps someone.
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    Just a few more pointers, wash the powder out of the tube before installing, use soapy water to slide into place. The 1.5 inch diameter tube fits nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnna View Post
    I am sure there are many who know this trick, but here goes. My bikes grips were getting a bit tatty and being heated, they are hell expensive to replace. So I read on a forum to take a mountain bike tube (R39.00) cut it up and slip it over the current grips. Works a charm and looks fine. When they get tatty, rip them off and replace. Hope this helps someone.

    Even better. Go buy yourself a cricket bat grip rubber.

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    I have heard that one as well, although a few of the guys said they donít hold up well with the heated grips? Have you tried, did it work? They do look nice

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    You can buy non-slip shrink sleeve for tennis rackets.
    That should work as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taljaae View Post
    Even better. Go buy yourself a cricket bat grip rubber.

    Yep, that's what I do. R15 for a grip at sportsman's warehouse last time I bought, and lasts about a year for me.


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    Default Re: BMW 1200gs grip trick

    I also used Cricket bat grips. Lasted a couple of months before needing replacement
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    I second the cricket bat grips. they do not last much in the sun but will still be only R20 for a year's use. 10min to install and look good. No issues with heated grips. Or, get grip puppies. Good feedback on them and a more long term solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnna View Post
    I have heard that one as well, although a few of the guys said they donít hold up well with the heated grips? Have you tried, did it work? They do look nice
    I've installed it a 1200 GS. I must say I hardly than ever used the heater on the grips. Those grips lasted for 5 years and I eventually sold the bike with those grips still looking fantastic. The only down side is that the cricket bat rubber does enlarge the grips of the bike a bit but you will get used to it.

    Try it. Those rubbers are not that expensive (it was R35.00 a few years back). If you don't like it, remove it and install the bicicle tube.

    Let me know what you think of it.

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