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post #1 of 17 Old 04-14-2017, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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Gel Gloves

Anyone in the forum using gel gloves to eliminate the hand vibration?
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post #2 of 17 Old 04-14-2017, 05:32 PM
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What is this hand vibration you speak of? Get some better grips, don't squeeze so hard, and or consider some Grip puppies if you haven't yet. I have never experienced any hand vibes on 3 different V-Stroms, you either have something causing it or have sensitive hands.
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Grip puppies work. I haven't needed them on my V2 though, they cause a delay in the heated grips.

If you get grip covers, be sure to get the neoprene ones, not the cheap foamies, the foamies tear on your first ride, or did for me.
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Yes, I do.

IMO all bikes vibrate, at different 'wavelengths', some worse than others but they all pass some vibration to the rider.


I've worn Olympia gel palm gloves for 15 years now, on many different bikes. They are fairly lightweight leather, but well made and I've crash tested them a few times successfully.

I like these: Olympia 400



and these: Olympia 452



They make a difference for me.

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Grip Buddies or Grip Puppies....work the charm. Even my 650 single is tamed. The gel really does not cover enough area


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I have the Oxford heated grips and thought of gloves instead of the grip puppies so I could take advantage of the heat when needed. Can I find the grip puppies at a bike shop or better off online? I just did 1,800 mi. in 6 days and in the mornings I always used the heat for awhile.
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I have the Oxford heated grips and thought of gloves instead of the grip puppies so I could take advantage of the heat when needed. Can I find the grip puppies at a bike shop or better off online? I just did 1,800 mi. in 6 days and in the mornings I always used the heat for awhile.
You can buy them both online and in stores usually, but I find there are a lot of the foam ones out there that look exactly the same, but fall apart, so just be careful you get the real thing if you buy in a store.
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I dunno, my K4 seems "smooth as butter" to me. JMHO
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Just be aware that Grip Puppies will make the grip feel quite a bit larger. I ultimately took mine off because I didn't care for that. There are also replacement grips that get good reviews for vibe reduction and are more nearly stock size.

D'oh! ...forgot you had Oxfords, so replacing grip not an option for you.

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The grip puppies are good but as said make the grip larger may take a bit of getting used to.
You can also get grip pussies they are not as thick as the puppies.

We have tried both and prefer the puppies for both the strom's and Dr's so maybe try both and see how you feel about them as they are not to expensive.

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