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OK I bought grip covers from cycle max and tried to put them on over my originals and got 3/4's of the way on and the new cover ripped. They have been very helpful but my grips have a foam type cover on and they say the OEM's came with a rubber grip, not foam ? Has anyone put grip covers on their bike and does anyone know if the originals came with rubber or foam on them ?

I do have to say the customer service there is A+++ and I have no complaints as far as that goes, I was thinking either the covers they sent were too small or maybe it was too cold, 50 degrees in my garage or maybe the covers were old, I really don't know why it ripped.
 

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Cyclemax is correct. The original grips were rubber.
 

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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.
 

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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

http://www.shop.shinhopples.com/product.sc?productId=466&categoryId=-1

Les
 

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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

http://www.shop.shinhopples.com/product.sc?productId=466&categoryId=-1

Les
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.
 

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