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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-25-2014, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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It seems like my grips are deteriorating too quickly. I'll give the scenario and maybe you all can weight in.

-Owned the bike almost 2 calendar years
-21,000 miles
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-commutes with me to work daily during the summer, and sits in the sun all day.
-Starting leaving a little black on my hands in Aug '13 (I had only owed it for 14 mo. at the time)
-At this point the grips appear very worn and always leave a lot of black on my hands.

The big question, though grips are normally wear items, should I be talking to corporate?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-25-2014, 06:23 PM
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your grips are gone when they leave the black on your hands.
Guessing they were made with bad rubber

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Have 31,000 on my XC heated grips after 3 years they are still looking new.
However, I keep my bike covered when not riding so that may contribute to lack of wear.
Another however, had heated grips on my old 07 8-ball and they were worn after two seasons.
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Must be bad something......have had my 2012 CCT for just over two years with no grip issues at all.
Good luck dealing with Polaris on this.......

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I had Kuryakyn grips on my GoldWing and they would leave a little residue on my hands even after a few weeks. I started riding with gloves since then, no matter how hot it is. A good pair of ventilated gloves will protect your hands and keep the crap off, too.



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I wonder if riding without gloves is harder on the grips, since your hands have oils and sweat and stuff that may break down the grips faster.

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It seems like my grips are deteriorating too quickly. I'll give the scenario and maybe you all can weight in.

-Owned the bike almost 2 calendar years
-21,000 miles
-Garage kept
-commutes with me to work daily during the summer, and sits in the sun all day.
-Starting leaving a little black on my hands in Aug '13 (I had only owed it for 14 mo. at the time)
-At this point the grips appear very worn and always leave a lot of black on my hands.

The big question, though grips are normally wear items, should I be talking to corporate?

Thanks
Mine are doing the same with about the same miles. It's a pain in the butt and the black does not come off my hands easy.

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the grips on my 2012 CCT are looking worn as well. Just a bit over 30,000 on it now.

I wear gloves almost everytime I ride so I'm not sure that makes much difference.

Unless they wear through I'm not too worried about it.
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That is just one reason why I went with Heat-Demons internal grip heaters. I can use whatever grips I choose and no external wires. If grips deteriorate, I simply change them.

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