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what grips do you use?

Since having my 919 i have used 3 different pairs of grips and so far my preference is the first pair that i used. However before buying them i want to hear from everyone to see what you guys and gals like.

Here are pictures of the three sets of grips...the first are pro grip 719.....the second are medium renthals..........and the third are pro grips ?
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post #2 of 24 Old 08-04-2008, 07:14 PM
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Pro grips as pictured far right are what I use.. in Red of course

I believe I paid under 10 bucks... what can I say? They look good and provide a place to put my hands. With only 1.5 seasons on them and only used with gloves they are holding up fine.

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I'm still using the stock factory grips. They feel fine to me and i wear gloves most of the time anyway.

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I'm using the PriGrips (far right) also, only in the faster silver color.

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I use the all black version of the ProGrip 719. Like em.

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Stock.
I tried a few others & went back.
To me, nothing is better than the stock grips, so far.
If they make a Pro Taper Pillow top for the street, I might try those.
I love them in the dirt. Best grips ever!

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...only in the faster silver color.

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Renthal superbike grips, Medium/grey love em, best ever.

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Stock.
I tried a few others & went back.
To me, nothing is better than the stock grips, so far.
If they make a Pro Taper Pillow top for the street, I might try those.
I love them in the dirt. Best grips ever!
Mikey's got a good point, the stock grips are very good!

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I use the all black version of the ProGrip 719. Like em.
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sunline Grand Touring Grips, the stockers just cramped my hands.
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Since having my 919 i have used 3 different pairs of grips and so far my preference is the first pair that i used. However before buying them i want to hear from everyone to see what you guys and gals like.

Here are pictures of the three sets of grips...the first are pro grip 719.....the second are medium renthals..........and the third are pro grips ?
What is your goal? Better looks? Reduce vibes? Change in diameter?

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I had Rizoma grips on my Nighthawk and removed them before the bad men took it away to the boneyard. I just haven't put them on the 919 yet because I just plain don't look forward to messing with the throttle cables.

Mine are black.

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I have stock grips on mine...

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Sokali I think those are the grips I am going to put back on my Renthals after I get the tips cut off. I am planning on cutting an inch off each end.

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Sokali I think those are the grips I am going to put back on my Renthals after I get the tips cut off. I am planning on cutting an inch off each end.
I think that's about what I cut off.
Be carefull though, I had just enough room to get the controls back on.
Might want to check with XRMikey; he'll know what's the maximum that can be cut off.

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Those grips look like they would be nice and soft. I'll have to give them a try...

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I think that's about what I cut off.
Be carefull though, I had just enough room to get the controls back on.
Might want to check with XRMikey; he'll know what's the maximum that can be cut off.

Good luck

Thank You. did you use a wet saw or do it by hand? I think i measured it to where i could take 1.25 but that would be such a tight squeeze that id regret it. I will probably go with .8" or so just to be safe.

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Thank You. did you use a wet saw or do it by hand? I think i measured it to where i could take 1.25 but that would be such a tight squeeze that id regret it. I will probably go with .8" or so just to be safe.
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I had Rizoma grips on my Nighthawk and removed them before the bad men took it away to the boneyard. I just haven't put them on the 919 yet because I just plain don't look forward to messing with the throttle cables.
I've got Rizomas on my 9'er, bit of a pain to install but I like them a lot. Not super soft grips but anatomically shaped, have to wear gloves though, not for bare handed riding.
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I've got Rizomas on my 9'er, bit of a pain to install but I like them a lot. Not super soft grips but anatomically shaped, have to wear gloves though, not for bare handed riding.
I'd actually get out there and put them on this weekend, but I don't have bar ends that would work with them. The Nighthawk bars were plugged and these grips were shorter than the stock ones, so I ended up getting a set of bar ends milled up for me that slipped over the bar. Unfortunately, I don't see me having room to do that on the 919.

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