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« on: August 06, 2020, 06:06:43 PM »

Having a bit of trouble finding anything locally that I KNOW will work and be comfortable.
I need some brand and/or style choices for some grips. The AK's are heated so that's a factor if it makes a difference.
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 08:01:53 PM »

Probably just want overgrips like Grab-on or Grip Puppies. Most factory heated grips are molded together and pretty much destroy the heating element when removed.
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2020, 05:57:42 AM »

Probably just want overgrips like Grab-on or Grip Puppies. Most factory heated grips are molded together and pretty much destroy the heating element when removed.

Thanks but the AK came stock with the heat. The Kymco grips are, simply, melting in the Athens heat & the replacements from Kymco are nothing more than the same thing. I really need to change them out.
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2020, 12:51:14 PM »

Think I would complain to Kymco. Sounds like a manufacturing defect.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2020, 12:51:20 PM »

Think I would complain to Kymco. Sounds like a manufacturing defect.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2020, 04:55:37 PM »

Think I would complain to Kymco. Sounds like a manufacturing defect.

They recognize it and are going to replace them but with the same ah.... ahem.... crap that's already failing. This has been a known issue since 2018. And, according to my dealer who also sells Honda they've got the same problem. The sun over here is brutal to say the least.
 
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2020, 05:03:58 PM »

Too bad, luckily my Honda heated grips on both bikes have not had any issues. Years ago I had some mountain bike grips that just turned into flakey gooey junk.
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2020, 03:11:31 PM »

Thanks Jan.
I guess I'll give Grip Puppies a try. I find that they're sold just down the street & over the hill. Now, if the shop is still open as it's August and just NOBODY shops during August.  

--- Later that day ---

I went down the street and over the hill. The shop was open but the price was 24.99 so I bought them from the official site www.grippuppy.com for 19.55 including shipping from UK.
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