Heated Grips and BAR END WEIGHTS

Using heated grips with bar end weights

From: Brian Curry <bmwbrian@voicenet.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 19:00:26

Someone, and I can't remember who, asked about using heated grips and bar end weights on a K75. I thought I knew someone who had done this, and asked him. This is his response.

I would like to thank Rob Scott <rob@unixguy.com> for this info:

'Twas me. Essential elements are:

If a K-bike or an older R-bike with the grey grips, either cut off the grips ends or get replacement grip rubbers intended for newer K-bikes or R-bikes with bar-end weights (already cut out on the ends, and more comfy as well). Should cost no more than $20 for the grip rubbers.

[Brian here. While heated grips appear to be, and are sold as units, they are a grip over a heating sleeve. The grip can be removed CAREFULLY and replaced with a grip of your choice. Don't hurt the heating elements.]

Get the BMW bar-end weight mount that's intended for heated grips. I don't have the part number here, but it's typically one that has to be ordered. About $50 for the set, IIRC.

Other folks have used the solid bar-end weight mounts inside the handlebars after machining (i.e. filing) a groove in the mount for the wires to run along. I didn't want to fool around with that, and $50 is a pretty cheap solution that's right from the factory.

If the person wants to mount a Throttlemeister, they don't want the mounts supplied by Tmeister. Using the BMW mounts works fine. The Tmeister will require the longer of the two choices for mounting bolts.

Related material ... see: Installing Heated Grips

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