When the 2016 models were released we were intrigued by the new innovative design of the “palm rest” handlebar grips. We ordered 6 pairs from our local dealer (click here to find your local Sea-Doo dealer) and within a few days they had arrived. Swapping the grips takes under one minute each side and can be done using a 10MM socket and wrench, and a slotted (blade) screwdriver.
When calling your local dealer to order your grips, provide the parts numbers #277001946 and #277001958 – each of which cost $17. Although all 2016 Sea-Doo models will be equipped with new handlebar grips from the factory, these new grips fit all 2002-through-2015 Sea-Doo models (including the Spark).
Above left: Here you can see side-by-side comparisons of the previous grips against the new palm rest 2016 grips. Above right: Our 2015 GTI 155 SE and 2013 RXP-X 260 served as our guinea pigs.
Top left: The screwdriver is used to remove the rubber end cap. Top middle: The 10mm socket loosens the nut holding the grip in place. Top right: With both removed, the grip slides off. Bottom left: The 2016 grip mounts identically as the previous grip. Bottom middle: Re-tighten your bolt. Bottom right: The change takes literally minutes.
The new design prevents wrist over-extension, improves overall grip and reduces fatigue, with the flared surface acting as a palm rest for a better ergonomic fit for the hand adding comfort during extended riding.
Here you’ll see the few steps needed to exchange your pre-2016 factory Sea-Doo hand grips with the new ergonomically-designed palm rest grips. As stated earlier, it only takes a couple of minutes to make the change.