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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 20th, 2006, 8:15 pm Thread Starter
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Handle Grip Tape

I had seen a earlier post mentioning taping the grips with racket ball handle tape for improved life of the grips, and comfort.
Since the brain-e-acks at BMW have glued the grips to the heating element you can't just replace the grips.

I have seen two types of BMW grips. The one on my 02 K1200RS had a ribbed grip that fell apart in two years and my 04 RS that has a hard solid grip.

So I found some racket ball tape at Wal-mart.
But it's more than just tape.
It's made by Wilson and called Soft Shock. It's shock absorbing.
It has a foam center. Comes in black and cost $2.50 each. You will need two packages.

For those of you who would like a thicker grip, this will work fine.
I don't know how much it will effect the heaters. It's 100 + in Las Vegas.

I only did a short ride with it this morning, about 120 miles. To wear in my new Avon's and the test the grip tape.

I feel it has reduced some of the vibration.

I have small hands so for the comfort factor, I will have to wait and see. I don't see it as a helper when working the clutch in traffic for me.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2006, 6:08 pm
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I sprung for Grip Puppies. I have no regrets.

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Grip puppies how to get those on?

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I sprung for Grip Puppies. I have no regrets.
I bought the Grip Puppies but after one feeble attempt to put on, noticed that my brain started to formulate some new cuss words so I stopped trying to put the grip puppies on and my brain went back to normal mode.:wtf

Tips to put those puppies in their place?

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was pretty easy...

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I bought the Grip Puppies but after one feeble attempt to put on, noticed that my brain started to formulate some new cuss words so I stopped trying to put the grip puppies on and my brain went back to normal mode.:wtf

Tips to put those puppies in their place?
I used soapy water. Some dish soap and a little water on both the hand grip and inside the puppies. Work fast. Was a little bit of a struggle but not too much.

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I used soapy water. Some dish soap and a little water on both the hand grip and inside the puppies. Work fast. Was a little bit of a struggle but not too much.
Exactly my experience. Took all of five minutes total.

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