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post #1 of 11 Old 07-21-2019, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Question Grip recommendations

Hey, again, guys. Just looking for some grip recs. Mine are looking pretty slick and feel way to small of a diameter for my gigantor hands. Plus, I have to order lower triple clamp bolts, anyway, so I might as well nail two birds with one stone.

After doing a little calculation (hand size from wrist to middle fingertip in MM divided by 3.14 divided by 1.5 to 2) I've found that a 32-33mm up to 43mm diameter grip should work best for me. Looking for something not to expensive, black or red, the correct length and inner diameter, comfortable, grippy, and long lasting. And it has to work with bar ends, particularly the stock ones right now.

Don't care if they're cruiser grips or whatever as long as they don't have weird designs on them, aren't chrome, and etc above. And preferably not a shizload of money, either. Looking to get them on Revzilla, but, as long as I can buy the lower triple clamp bolts in the same place as the grips and get free or cheap shipping, then IDC.

TL;DR; I need some fatter, grippier, more comfortable grips for my bigass hands. Not too expensive, and long lasting. Any style as long as it's not childish or chrome. Red or black for color.

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I just got some cheap grips, and then put grip puppys on them, it's great, large diameter for my XL hands..

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I just got some cheap grips, and then put grip puppys on them, it's great, large diameter for my XL hands..
Agreed. Grip puppies are comfy and also help reduce some harmonics.
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I use ProGrip 714 grips. Very comfy and last forever.
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I have been using these for years now & have larger hands than you...
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...l-78-tpv-grips

If diameter was not the issue, Progrip 714's are a good value.

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I use ProGrip 714 grips. Very comfy and last forever.
Also like them. Under $14 from Amazon.
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Okay, found several choices on Revzilla. Tell me what you guys think. While I'm at it, what's a good setup for tank grips (knee grip pads) on the Strom? Do they make them pre-shaped, or is it all cut and stick? Which are the thickest and grippiest while sticking best to the bike, as well?

Pro Grip 601 $17
Driven Racing Grippy Grips $14
Pro Grip 860 $21
Pro Grip 862 $20
Avon Superbike Custom Contour $18
Biltwell Renegade $20

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I use ProGrip 714 grips. Very comfy and last forever.
Another vote for the ProGrip 714's. I put Grip Puppies over them too.

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I prefer Grip Buddies as I can move them from bike to bike and very easy to put on.

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Ended up getting the progrip 601's. Like how they feel sitting on the bike. Gonna give them a few hours to cure and go for a quick zio. Gotta cut the ends open to fit my bar ends, though. Then again, I have to get another bar end nut, anyway.

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