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Old Aug 21st, 2006, 6:02 pm Thread Starter
 
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Big hands need bigger grips

I admit it, I have HUGE hands. As such, most grips, including those on the GT have too small of a diameter for me. In that same vein, I would like to help reduce some of the vibration that sometimes creeps through to my hands. Many years ago, I found a product that essentially was a thick tape that was adhesive on one side and almost gel like. I wound it around my stock grips and I was able to kill 2 birds with one roll of this tape. Problem is, I can not remember what the product was called.

Has anyone seen a similar product or maybe even a different idea all together. I want to avoid replacing the grips if that is possible.

Thanks,
Brian
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Old Aug 21st, 2006, 6:18 pm
 
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I think the product you want is called "Grip Puppies". You may want to search the Internet or you can try

California Sport Touring

I do not know these people but they were the first name on my internet search...at least you can see a picture.
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Old Aug 21st, 2006, 7:01 pm
 
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I admit it, I have HUGE hands. As such, most grips, including those on the GT have too small of a diameter for me. In that same vein, I would like to help reduce some of the vibration that sometimes creeps through to my hands. Many years ago, I found a product that essentially was a thick tape that was adhesive on one side and almost gel like. I wound it around my stock grips and I was able to kill 2 birds with one roll of this tape. Problem is, I can not remember what the product was called.

Has anyone seen a similar product or maybe even a different idea all together. I want to avoid replacing the grips if that is possible.

Thanks,
Brian
if you think the GT's grips are tiny... you ought to see the ones on my MV Brutale :p

you must remember that the more tape or other product you use... the more the HEATED grips will be come INeffective..... if you care about that sort of thing

here's what I would do.....
go to a reputable TENNIS store near you and look at the MANY GRIP TAPES for tennis rackets that they'll have.

i guarantee they'll have something you want at a decent price
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Old Aug 21st, 2006, 7:40 pm
 
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you must remember that the more tape or other product you use... the more the HEATED grips will be come INeffective..... if you care about that sort of thing
I wouldn't consider that to be a true statement. A friend of mine wrapped his new RT's grips with racketball racket tape, and he said that the heat comes through the same as always.
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I wouldn't consider that to be a true statement. A friend of mine wrapped his new RT's grips with racketball racket tape, and he said that the heat comes through the same as always.
a very intersting point... glad to hear that
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Old Aug 21st, 2006, 9:34 pm
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Brian,

I put Grip Puppies on my K12S and life is good. Brings the diameter up to the K12RS diameter. For some odd reason they do not really remove much vibration. Its a good thing there is not a substantial amount of vibration to eliminate. You will also find that the heated grips work fine. They do take a little longer to reach temp, but they get just as warm.

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Old Aug 21st, 2006, 9:54 pm
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Brian,

I put Grip Puppies on my K12S and life is good. Brings the diameter up to the K12RS diameter. For some odd reason they do not really remove much vibration. Its a good thing there is not a substantial amount of vibration to eliminate. You will also find that the heated grips work fine. They do take a little longer to reach temp, but they get just as warm.
I have found that the Grip Puppies both allow the same amount of heat to come thru, AND reduce vibration. On my western tour, the grips still got so hot on high I had to reduce to the middle position, and I was wearing my winter gloves with insulate. Just my experience - YMMV. BTW, I have them on every bike I own, except the Harley. That one is supposed to vibrate, and I never tour on it, so I don't need. Have Kuryakyn iso grips instead, but I am a real fan of the Grip Puppies.

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Old Aug 21st, 2006, 11:26 pm Thread Starter
 
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Just ordered a set of the puppies using Bill's link. While I was there I found a .42 oz can of Plexus. I don't know about the rest of you, but that "tank bag size" is really hard to find here in NE WI.

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Old Aug 22nd, 2006, 1:02 am
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LOVE my puppies. Heat comes through fine and my 'grip-fatigue' is reduced. Like the Plexus? Tell me more. Cheers.
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While I was there I found a .42 oz can of Plexus. I don't know about the rest of you, but that "tank bag size" is really hard to find here in NE WI.
What are you using the Plexus for?
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