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    Heated Grips Turned to Mush
    on: Oct 19, 2019, 12.11 am
    Oct 19, 2019, 12.11 am
    I looked, but haven't seen this topic discussed before.  The left hand grip rubber has started disintegrating, turning into a gooey mess.  It's left black rubber streaks on the clutch lever and anything else I touched with that gloved hand.  I was able to pull the rubber off the plastic tube that has the wires on it, and slide the original non-heated grip rubber back on.  It's not an exact fit because the heated rubber grip has slots on either end that the flange on the plastic tube fits into.  The fit is good enough though.  Anyone else have this problem? 

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    Re: Heated Grips Turned to Mush
    Reply #1 on: Oct 19, 2019, 06.41 am
    Oct 19, 2019, 06.41 am
    Is the degrading grip a genuine Triumph product or aftermarket?
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    Re: Heated Grips Turned to Mush
    Reply #2 on: Oct 19, 2019, 07.37 am
    Oct 19, 2019, 07.37 am
    I've never heard of that before.

    Is there any possibility that some sort of contaminant came into contact with the rubber,
    e.g. Has the Clutch Fluid been changed recently - could some have been spilt onto the Grip ?

    What is the condition of the heated grip on the Brake lever side ?

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    Re: Heated Grips Turned to Mush
    Reply #3 on: Oct 19, 2019, 08.54 am
    Oct 19, 2019, 08.54 am
    I've heard that it can get extremely hot in Texas but wow, rubber being affected like that? Surely it must be down to something else??

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    Re: Heated Grips Turned to Mush
    Reply #4 on: Oct 19, 2019, 01.03 pm
    Oct 19, 2019, 01.03 pm
    No degradation of heated grips here in the heat and humidity of Florida.  They don't get much use, though.
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    Re: Heated Grips Turned to Mush
    Reply #5 on: Oct 19, 2019, 01.33 pm
    Oct 19, 2019, 01.33 pm
    *Originally Posted by Novocastrian [+]
    Is the degrading grip a genuine Triumph product or aftermarket?

    Genuine Triumph parts.

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    Re: Heated Grips Turned to Mush
    Reply #6 on: Oct 19, 2019, 01.35 pm
    Oct 19, 2019, 01.35 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    I've never heard of that before.

    Is there any possibility that some sort of contaminant came into contact with the rubber,
    e.g. Has the Clutch Fluid been changed recently - could some have been spilt onto the Grip ?

    What is the condition of the heated grip on the Brake lever side ?



    Not that Iím aware of. The throttle side is soft too, but not to the same degree. I had the same thing happen to the OEM grips on a Harley.

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    Re: Heated Grips Turned to Mush
    Reply #7 on: Oct 19, 2019, 04.07 pm
    Oct 19, 2019, 04.07 pm
    Mine became soft and the left grip felt like it was coming loose.  Installed Grip Puppies over the top.. There ... I fixed it...
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