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Re: Grip question

Patrick Coleman-4 wrote:
> I'm in the North Georgia mountains enjoying absolutely perfect weather.
> Riding back from dinner Thursday night, my '95 R1100RSL seemed be be
> losing power. No mis-firing or anything else, just seemed to be down on
> power. 
> Friday morning, I figured out why. The grip was spinning on the throttle
> tube. If I wasn't gripping hard enough, the tube would turn under the grip
> and close the throttle for me. Might be a good way to avoid tickets, but
> really annoying. I peeled the grip back, applied some superglue, and
> continued the day's ride. 
> I've never had to deal with heated grips before. What will I have to do to
> make a permanent repair? Are the heating elements glued to the throttle
> tube, and the grip applied over the combo?
> Thanks for any help. 
> By the way, yesterday's ride took us to Deal's Gap, where there seemed to
> be about 500 bikes at the gas station. I have avoided Deals on the
> weekends the last few years, looks like everyone else has figured that
> out, too. No problems riding the Dragon, but the whole time I was thinking
> about the chances of meeting someone in my lane. 
> In addition to all the bikes, we met a Porsche club, a Miata club, what
> appeared to be a 350Z club, and tons of other folks out enjoying the
> weekend. The car guys were apparently riding a similar loop in the
> opposite direction as we saw them at least a couple of times. A few of
> them were a bit squirrelly entering turns, but they mostly stayed on their
> side of the road. 
> Sent wirelessly via BlackBerry from T-Mobile.  

In either case you need to reglue the grip. Some gripswere had the heating
elements inside the grip and some had the heating elements glued onto the
bar and then the grip glued onto the heating element.

Doc Wong

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