Cyclemax is correct. The original grips were rubber.
So I can cut the foam off of mine and slide the new foam covers over the grips ? I really don't think the foam was hard to pull over it is the end of the grip where all the resistance was, I worked on that thing over 30 minutes got it 3/4's of the way on then both side ripped off on my fingers.Cyclemax is correct. The original grips were rubber.
Same covers I had, I did use dish soap, I was going to try and put the other one on for grins being more careful and before I started I found a imperfection or small tear in it already, maybe I just got a bad pair.I see you have an 85 and I don't know if my reply will be of much help, but I just put grip covers on my 2009 and the OEM grips are rubber and heated...
The instructions stipulated to coat the inside of the grip cover with liquid dish soap and then pull on... Mine went right on with just a moderate degree of stubbornness and are quite tight now...
Here are the grip covers I used