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post #1 of 4 Old 02-01-2015, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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oxford heated grips flat spot

Finally installing Oxford heated touring grips, before I glue them on the throttle grip has a flat spot just below the oxford name on the diamond tread pattern just about where your fingers rest and the left side grip does not have it is this normal
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-03-2015, 12:16 AM
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Finally installing Oxford heated touring grips, before I glue them on the throttle grip has a flat spot just below the oxford name on the diamond tread pattern just about where your fingers rest and the left side grip does not have it is this normal
Assuming we're talking about the outside of the right grip, mine are the same diameter - no flat spots. I bought the Adventure version in May 2014 from revzilla.

I seem to remember that the inside had a seam/ridge that ran the length of the grip with rubber "flash" that I partly smoothed out with an x acto knife and maybe a little Dremel action.

Anyway, I've been happy with them.

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Finally installing Oxford heated touring grips, before I glue them on the throttle grip has a flat spot just below the oxford name on the diamond tread pattern just about where your fingers rest and the left side grip does not have it is this normal
Mine don't seem to have it, but I wouldn't be too concerned with it. The rubber wears a little with use and will develop worn spots anyway. This was my throttle side when new:


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post #4 of 4 Old 02-08-2015, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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My fault, I didn't shave the ribs off the throttle housing . Not doing so made the heated grip seam expand causing the rubber in that area to feel flat . I figured it out when I took the grip off and it felt normal. I thought because the grip fit nice and tight with the ribs I wouldn't have to use glue on the throttle side,lesson learned.
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