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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 2009, 10:40 pm Thread Starter
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Hand Grips are awful. What are you using?

For a expensive bike these Hand Grips are awful.


What are you guys using? I was looking at the grip puppies but have no experience with them.


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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 2009, 11:08 pm
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I tought the grips on my K1200RS were awful too, I just went to Wal-Mart I think and bought a nicely shaped set of foam grips for bicycles, lubed them with dish soap and slid them over. $5.00 for comfort.....!

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I hated the stock grips when I got my K bike but I did get use to them. Ater those wore out I switched to Pro Grips which are much more comfortable. One word of caution though, if you don't have large hands you might find the reach to the levers a bit long if you still have the stock levers.

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I bought a set of Gel Pro Grips for my GT not realising that the heated grips are both the same size and that i needed to buy 2 pairs.
I had already cut off the old ones and so need to force the skinny one on to ride the bike the next day. Although the inner diameter was smaller on that side the grip was thicker and so when forced onto the wider bar end it made that grip quite fat. Like a Harley grip.
I actually really liked it and so bought another set and fitted the wrong grip on the other side too so now have 2 fat gel grips that help with some of the buz and are really confortable in the hand.
Hope that made sense, its late here

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For a expensive bike these Hand Grips are awful.


What are you guys using? I was looking at the grip puppies but have no experience with them.


Thanks
Google "grip puppies". They are cheap, slip on easily and look decent and really help with comfort.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 2009, 11:54 am
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I installed the Grip Puppies from California Sport Touring last year.

Big difference in comfort; no longer numb hands, and the heated grips work perfectly.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 2009, 6:44 pm
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Gab on

I use these "Grab On" grips. If you us a little soapy water they go on, not easily but they do go on.

http://www.grabongrips.com/

Heated grip still works fine.

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Big difference in comfort; no longer numb hands, and the heated grips work perfectly.
Yep, grip puppies are awesome.

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+3 on the Grip Puppies, though from the looks of it I think they are probably the same exact product as the "grab on grips". A bit of soapy water worked OK but they are still a bit of a pain to put on. But once they are on.....their not coming off unless you rip them off.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 2009, 11:47 pm
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I am using Grip Puppies and they work. Used them on my previous R1200RT. I also use the Manic Salamander bar end weights. They help with the buzz at 75mph.
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