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Hello,
Proud new owner of a 2003 K1200RS - Throttle grip has a small tear and I can see inside the grip that the plastic tube that rotates is partially broken back about 1/2" and the end of the heater element wire is barely sticking out the end of the grip. Heat element seems to work fine.
Short phone conversation with my local BMW dealer says to replace the assembly is about $120 in parts and $250 in labor - The out of state dealer (not a BMW dealer) I bought it from is acting like all that is needed is to cut off the old grip and glue on a new one (like any dirt bike).
The shipper marked the grip as damaged before it was shipped so there is no question it was damaged on his end.
I have not been able to get it to the dealer to look at it yet because of weather.

Is this something that if I am careful I can just replace with a new rubber grip?
On the other hand, if it is so easy to replace the grip why did he not do it himself before he shipped it?
I am stuck between two dealers - Any input would be appreciated.
 

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I've replaced the grip over the old element before. Getting the old grip off without damaging the element is a tenacious job that takes time and patience, but it can be done.
 

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Thanks for your response - What adhesive remover or solvents did you use to remove the old grip? Also, What adhesive did you use to mount the new one? Thanks again.
 

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There seemed to be two different grips used on the KGTs and KRSs - The one you have is easy to replace. I use a shot of compressed air to loosen the grip and then you slowly peel back the rubber grip being VERY careful not to damage the wiring on the tube. Once off I've used aftermarket grips available on eBay. If you measure, one side is slightly larger than the other - I've just compensated by wrapping the smaller grip with black fabric electrical tape and then I used grip Glue to really lock the new grips in place.

$15 fix.
 

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Gassit said:
Thanks for your response - What adhesive remover or solvents did you use to remove the old grip? Also, What adhesive did you use to mount the new one? Thanks again.
Compressed air... some very sharp blades and a ton of patience. Hairspray for adhesive.
 

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Thanks for the input -

Dealer (USA Cycles) in Dundee MI has agreed to pay for the parts and labor to replace. I will post again when I get the check.
Thanks again.
















in Dundee Michigan hasa agreed
 

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USA Cycles comes through

To follow up - rec'd check for full amount to replace the heated throttle grip assembly - Work is done and I pick it up tomorrow. THX to Todd at USA Cycles (Dundee MI)
 
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