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    A gripping question
    on: Jun 04, 2019, 11.53 pm
    Jun 04, 2019, 11.53 pm
    My bike does not have heated grips.  I read in another thread that our grips don't install as usual bike grips.  Question is, do regular bike grips fit right up?
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    Re: A gripping question
    Reply #1 on: Jun 05, 2019, 01.10 am
    Jun 05, 2019, 01.10 am
    Some have fitted non Triumph heated grips with no issues.  Just be sure to use a switched power source (preferably engine running source) to connect them to avoid any low battery issues if they're left on by mistake, and my factory grips I installed myself have been.
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    Re: A gripping question
    Reply #2 on: Jun 05, 2019, 01.21 am
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    I don't want heated grips.  Just regular old replacements.  I have a nice set of ProGrips I want to use.
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    Re: A gripping question
    Reply #3 on: Jun 05, 2019, 03.19 am
    Jun 05, 2019, 03.19 am
    Sorry for the misunderstanding, feel free to change them for anything that suits you.  I added original Grip Buddies (by way of my BMW forums days), and they make the grips a little larger in diameter and more comfortable.  Any that suit your hands should work well.  I don't think there would be an issue with any particular brand, but I could be wrong since I've never tried changing them.
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    Re: A gripping question
    Reply #4 on: Jun 08, 2019, 03.27 pm
    Jun 08, 2019, 03.27 pm
    gwcrim :

    Are you looking at replacing the complete Grip, or just the Rubber outer ?

    For the complete Grip, the Throttle side will need to be made specifically for the Trophy
    so as to engage with the Ride by Wire system :




    If you are just replacing the rubber, then it simply peels back as shown below -
    You can do this with your own grips to check the diameter, and ensure that the inner edge
    will engage with the retaining lip :



    Note that the above is a standard Non-Heated Grip ( Throttle side ).
    The spiral grooves in the plastic part are used to locate the heating wires in the Heated Grip version.

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Jan 08, 2020, 05.02 pm by Coconut

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    Re: A gripping question
    Reply #5 on: Jun 18, 2019, 11.30 pm
    Jun 18, 2019, 11.30 pm
    It seems as though the throttle tube isn't compatible with aftermarket grips.  Most throttle tubes that I've seen have an OD of 25mm.  The Trophy is 26.5.  I suppose if it was good and smooth, I could convince the new soft gel grip to slide over the larger tube.  However, as you can see by the photo that Mr. Coconut posted, the Trophy throttle tube has all sorts of ridges and bumps.

    Would there happen to be a compatible throttle tube, from another bike possibly, that might be easier to work with?
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    Re: A gripping question
    Reply #6 on: Jun 18, 2019, 11.49 pm
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    Box cutter took off all the pleasure ribs.  Used silicone for glue.  Stuck it on.  Let's hope for the best!
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