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post #1 of 18 Old 04-18-2005, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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HAND GRIPS - recommendations?

Looking into changing out my stock hand grips because I feel that they are too small in circumference and a bit hard. I would like to find a larger and softer grip. Has anyone changed their stock grips, and do you have any recommendations? What did you buy? How are they different? Where did you buy? How much $$?

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post #2 of 18 Old 04-18-2005, 08:42 PM
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grips

I bought some foam grips that slide over the existing grips.($7.95) Haven't ridden with them yet but they definately feel better. I too though the grips were small and hard, I'm used to larger grips as I have rode cruisers in the past. If they don't work out I'm only out $7.95.
post #3 of 18 Old 04-19-2005, 11:08 AM
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Grip Puppies

I had the same issue with the small diameter of the grips. I just installed a pair of "Grip Puppies" http://www.casporttouring.com/store/merchant.mvc?

Well worth the $7.50. They increase the diameter of the grip quite a bit, and they add some cushioning. Order the small size to fit the strom grip diameter. They come 5" long, so I had to cut about 3/4" off the end with scissors. They install in about 5 seconds using some soapy water.
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Wow, we must have all read the same post about Grip Puppies. I installed mine last week (15 seconds as opposed to 5 seconds ), and I like them. As csr67 pointed out, use soapy water to make them slide on easier. Free shipping and they arrived within a week of ordering them.
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Regarding the Grip Puppies - since these go over the stock grips, how do they stay tight on the stock grip? It would seem like they would move around the grip?

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post #6 of 18 Old 04-19-2005, 02:33 PM
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Foam Grips

I just installed the foam "Grip Puppies" on Sat. on my DL1000k5(Black).
I've probably only done 100 miles since, but they seem to be a vast
improvement. 1 quick warning, when I removed my bar-end weights,
the nut inside the handlebar moved back and I ended up needing a
long piece of coat hanger to reach in and retrieve the nut. I do need to
say that I'm not the most mechanical person around. Long story short,
it took me an hour and 5 minutes to put the first one on and 5 minutes
for the second............
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post #7 of 18 Old 04-19-2005, 05:47 PM
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Grip Puppies

Once the puppies are slipped on with some soapy water, they dry and do not move at all. There's no need to remove the bar end weights, just slide them right over.
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post #8 of 18 Old 04-19-2005, 11:45 PM
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Foam grip coves with heated grip elements install:

http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=103578874178
post #9 of 18 Old 04-20-2005, 12:29 AM
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I got some barrel shaped grips. Can't for the life of me remember the name of them though... PCGrips or some such? They are for scooters, but fit great and are shaped well for comfort. They are a very soft siliconized rubber and install easily. They were about $9. IIRC.
post #10 of 18 Old 04-20-2005, 12:25 PM
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Pro-grip #714 rally grips are a larger diameter in the middle and very soft and comfortable. I love mine. You do need to cut out the end if you are running bar weights. I have a round punch to get a perfect cut.
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