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post #1 of 7 Old 11-05-2013, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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I made my Glee faster

After riding on stock grips for 7000 miles, I fitted Grip Puppies. Now when I twist the throttle, the bike gets more juice because of the increased diameter of the grip. LOL
It's ridiculous but I've really noticed a difference (though I'm obviously using more gas) - feels like an extra 2-3 hp.

Someone else do it and tell me if they get the same impression.....
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-05-2013, 03:28 PM
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I did it a few thousand miles back on mine and didn't notice that change. But I wish I had!

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post #3 of 7 Old 11-05-2013, 03:47 PM
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Mine is faster. Wide diameter HotGrips plus Grab-On grip covers.


Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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Thats not a Glee - it's the Starship Enteprise!
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Thats not a Glee - it's the Starship Enteprise!
It's more like the shuttle Galileo. This guy's got a starship.



But seriously, check out John Weldon's Wee. Farkling my Wee with the good stuff?

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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He's compensating for something.....
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-05-2013, 07:14 PM
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The one thing that determines how fast a bike is more than anything else is: does it have gas in it? Second most important is the rider.

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