Heated Handlebar grips

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Sourn, May 3, 2012.

  1. Sourn

    Sourn Member

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    My heated grips on my 2011 Ultra Limited are getting worn out at the end of bars on top, by that I mean slick looking, with only 8300 miles. Is this common or maybe its the way I grip them,never had this happen with so few miles. Just wondering if anybody else is having the same problem. Still under warranty.
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    My guess would be your hand position, Cosmetics should be covered under 2 year unlimited mileage warranty, Call your dealer
     
  3. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

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    Heard a lot of the Harley heated grips give out too early.
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Cant sell more grips if they last too long.............I had a similar situation with a set of Ailerons that I put on my RK. They are cosmetically disfigured either from oils in my gloves, hands etc. I dont worry much about it but for the money, I hoped for for better.
     
  5. ultradoc

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    Years ago I was told that if you don't wash your hands after using cologn/aftershave that stuff would eat you grips. I guess because of the alcohol used in the product.
     
  6. Trek

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    Hey Bodeen, other than that how do you like the ailerons? I've been thinking about putting them on my bike.
     
  7. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I dont use aftershave or cologne and my grips are still looking worn.

    Very nice grip compared to the standard barrel shape grip. Comfortable for me. I do however wish they were larger in circumference. They may look different then but I have gorilla hands. Overall they have been good.