And the Connie's Oxford grips have certainly done well. They've been on the bike for nearly 148,000km and apart from a plug popping out have never missed a beat. I've also bought quite a few pairs of gloves in this time...
But, for a while now they (or at least the LHS side grip) have been showing their age:
So, last week I found the best local deal and finally ordered a replacement set. They arrived on Thursday and I didn't get a chance to fit them before the weekend and with Saturday being the better day, the ride took priority.
But come Sunday, it was time for some shed time.
|Checkout that cool bike - bottom right...|
Replacing the grips is a pretty easy job, only the right grip was hard to remove (in the end I had to sacrifice the old one) and I didn't even need the wiring to the battery (although I think it is hooked to some accessory leads that the Connie came with), I simply plugged the old wire into the new controller.
|Not that bad a spaghetti factory...|
|A quick test before gluing the grips down|
|The new controller is better than the old one|