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post #1 of 25 Old 12-19-2004, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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BIGGER GRIPS ?

Can somone suggest larger grips that you have tried and work well?
I looked at some "Grab-On Sport Tourers" today at the Honda dealer and they are for 7/8 sport type bars but I dunno if work with the end-weights on the DL650 or if there are other throttle-sleeve or etc issues. They ARE the right circumference for my hand so I am getting itchy.

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post #2 of 25 Old 12-19-2004, 09:06 PM
 
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I have looked for larger diameter grips. All I can find is cruiser grips.

If you can find any that work please post it.

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post #3 of 25 Old 12-19-2004, 09:11 PM
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I also want larger grips....but havn't done anything about it yet.
 
post #4 of 25 Old 12-19-2004, 11:33 PM
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Foam grip covers

Here's one solution, foam grip covers:

http://www.jackphelps.com/vstrom/vstromgrips.htm

http://grip-tek.com/ListCatProds.asp?cat=68


I ordered the 1.10 to 1.25, 4" length. They haven't arrived yet, but I hear that they work great.

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Know that looks like it will work. Thanks for the info.

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post #6 of 25 Old 12-20-2004, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Excellent idea, Mark. I will order also
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post #7 of 25 Old 12-20-2004, 10:25 AM
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I used Emgo foam barrels. They only cost about $7, are fatter where needed and help reduce the handle bar vibration
post #8 of 25 Old 12-22-2004, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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had an idea yesterday and gave it a whirl. if any of you have ever had cruisers, and replaced the stock grips with Kury's or whatever, this will make sense.
went shuffling through my stash of old unneeded MC parts and found two old throttle grips. The throttle side on those bikes is a sleeve with cable/retainer etc, covered by a gel/rubber/whatever grip. took it apart, slid a butter [dull] knife down the edge of the cover, put in a little veggie oil, and worked it all around. cut the part that was embedded under the cap [think circumcision], slid off. little oil on the strom, slid on.
length was near perfect. One BIG problem, they are different thicknesses! one came off a yamaha and the other a Honda. The honda one is much beefier. anyway, it works like a champ. right size now.
I just need to find a match for either/or!

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Re: Foam grip covers

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Here's one solution, foam grip covers:

http://www.jackphelps.com/vstrom/vstromgrips.htm

http://grip-tek.com/ListCatProds.asp?cat=68


I ordered the 1.10 to 1.25, 4" length. They haven't arrived yet, but I hear that they work great.

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post #10 of 25 Old 12-22-2004, 11:13 PM
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Grip heaters under the foam grip covers

I'm thinking of the possibility of fitting heated grip elements over the stock grips, but under the foam grip covers. What do you guys think of this idea?

Both sides would need the same heat output because the left bar won't act as a heat sink since the existing OEM grip is well insulated. Which brand of heating elements has the same power on both sides?
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