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MooreDriven

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MooreDriven

I think I might be hallucinating, but I was positive I read a post about replacing the stock grips with larger foam grips recently. I have searched the site, but got zero results. I have large hands, and want to replace the stock grips with larger grips.

 

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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Jim VonBaden

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Just a cheap set of foam grips from the dealer. They work well, and are removable. They do block some heat, but not too much!

 

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I put a pair of standard sized foam grips (they attached via velcro) on my R12RT and they worked fine; heated up nicely (took a little longer) and felt great.

 

A guy I ride with just took his off; said the softer feel made him grip harder, causing his hands to get tired. If your hands are large enough I doubt that would be an issue.

 

Lastly, saw a bike with tennis racket wrap used to enlarge and firm up the grip. Surprisingly it looked great and felt fine but I'd bet heating would be an issue.

 

Mike

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MooreDriven
Perhaps you didn't set or blank out the dates? They default to "less than 1 week."

 

Ah Ha! I missed the date criteria!

 

Thanks,

Dale

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In late seventies/early eighties, Johnny O'Mara, US motocrosser (the 'O' show) had larger grip on left handle bar; he found it reduced muscle fatigue when doing forty minute death grip. Sometimes, I'm tempted to look for a left grip same size as throttle to see if it's more comfortable.

 

Wooster

 

candle makers have it made; they only work on wickends

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I have the standard foam grips by Johar, used to be Grab-ON, pushed over the heated grips om my K12RS. They are supposed to replace the standard grips, but a bit of shaving cream lubed them enough to slide on over the heated grips. It takes some effort, be careful not to push your bike over! I have the straight, smooth heated grips, not the ribbed ones. They give me a larger diameter grip, and do allow the heated through. I'm sure the heat amount is diminished, but being a Floridiot I haven't noticed the loss so far. Ask me after my trip to Alaska next month.

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