’09 BMW GSA Heated Grip Change

I didn’t care for the original grips on my ’09 BMW GS 1200 Adventure so I thought I would change them out.

BMW wanted like $300 to but the original grips back on and didn’t have anything ‘beefier’ in stock (I’m use to having some thing a little thicker in my hand) so I picked up a pair of ODI Mushroom Grips from Motorcycle-Superstore.com

I figure these are cheap and may only last a season or two- but at $10 a pair, I’ll deal with it until I find a better replacement.

I started by removing the hand guard and mirror.

     

Then I GENTLY made a small slit and began peeling of the original rubber being VERY CAREFUL not to nick the element.

Finally- after 10 tedious minutes I had the grip completely removed and trimmed away.

Using a generous amount of Aquanet Hairspray- I coated the inside of the new grip and (with a little grunting and cursing) slipped it over the element. I didn’t think is was going to fit- but it did.


I cut a hole in the end with an exacto knife (which I used to slice the old grip off with) and replaced the Kaoko throttle lock, hand guard, and mirror.

     

Repeated for right side.