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post #1 of 11 Old 06-25-2008, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Symtec Grip heaters - removal and reinstallation

I have the Symtec heaters on my Wee with the stock handlebars. I wanted to install some ATV HI bars, but am afraid that if I remove the symtecs they will never stay in place again and the grips will just spin on the bars.

Has anyone removed them and re-installed them before? How do the stick again, or do they require some grip glue to stick again?

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I've removed and reinstalled. Use grip glue- they won't stick well. If they don't stick well, your clutch grip will rotate, and then the traces will short out on the handlebars. And then it'll overheat.

Yeah, I've done it.

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yeah that is what I was afraid of. Grip glue I guess it is then.

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I haven't done this but how about using some electrical friction tape on the bars and put the heaters over them. Then use some regular electricians tape over the heaters to hold them in place.

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I haven't done this but how about using some electrical friction tape on the bars and put the heaters over them. Then use some regular electricians tape over the heaters to hold them in place.
Electrical friction tape? Is that something that most stores carry? (home depot, lowes)

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I haven't done this but how about using some electrical friction tape on the bars and put the heaters over them. Then use some regular electricians tape over the heaters to hold them in place.
...or just get some 1" shrink tubing and use that.

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Electrical friction tape? Is that something that most stores carry? (home depot, lowes)
Yes, it'll be in the electrical section of those stores.

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...or just get some 1" shrink tubing and use that.
That may work just fine as well. Can get both from the same section of Lowes/HD I would guess.

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At the risk of not offering a cheap but questionable alternative, why not just buy new grip heaters? I just went through this - new bars $70, new Acerbis handguards $100, Symtec grip heaters $34. For peace of mind and a quality install, get new heaters.

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Actually it worked out quite well. I slowly and carefully removed the grip heaters, and then used some grip glue to put them back on the aluminum bars after insulating with electrical tape. I only had to do this on the clutch side of course since the throttle side was on the plastic throttle tube. Pretty simple really.

Oh and by the way, the Pro-Taper ATV HI bars are great...just like everyone says.

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