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post #2 of 22 Old 07-18-2011, 12:21 PM
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Rizoma grips and endcaps. Bought a gold Renthal bar to tie in with the gold calipers and thought the grips would go well. Turns out they are great grips as well

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avon grips, not sure what style/model number they are. needed something with a much thicker rubber diameter due to my hands being so big. they fit the bill well and only cost ~$17 from the dealership. i had searched high and low and every grip i saw/tried were just as thin as the stock grips if not thinner.

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Rizoma Sportline Billet grips and ends, like FlyCatchers, but Black.

Bought them for the looks. I did my first group ride since the install this weekend and everyone spotted them and liked them.

On the plus side you feel the road a little more for a better connection with what the front end is doing. On the negative side you feel the road a little more, so larger jolts are transferred into the hands causing a little more fatigue perhaps.

They look so cool that I have not regrets, even for the price.

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Just went to the Rizoma site for the first time. Now I need to clean up.

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pro gel grips, I love em, super comfy.

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ProGrip 724's black with silver (grey) insets, I used them on the VFR and when I got the 9er I went back for another set.


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Black Pro Grip 699's, seem to work pretty good.

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Only reason I replaced my grips is because the PO put some gel sort of grips on the bike. I HAD to replace them because they were really gummy and sticky.

Ended up getting some cheep foam grips. Really comfortable... and really cheep (about $8 from shadetree).



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post #10 of 22 Old 07-18-2011, 01:18 PM
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thanks lemonhead for starting this thread. I was about to start this myself.

who makes the most soft, and comphy grips? My right hand always goes numb with the stock bar and stock grips. Im gonna buy a renthal bar. (not the ultra lows, what ever is closest to stock height, what ever that may be). And now im looking for the best, and softest grips

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Rizomas as well:


PS> Boog, don't get the rizomas if you want rubbery/cushy.

I don't like too much grip, as with thick gloves, sometimes I accidentally pull on the throttle when pulling my hand off the grip, as the glove sticks to it too much.

Never had a problem with the Rizomas, but yes, you feel more in the bars.

Still much less vibe than I had on stock bars and grips, though. Note that I put Rizoma bars on, too.
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I had the pro grip 699 on my fazer and liked them.


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Wow Rizoma makes some nice stuff!!! Nice website

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Yes, Rizoma makes very nice stuff!

I recall that a couple people bought the chinese ebay knock off's of the Rizoma grips?

lol, I'm still rolling with the stock honda grips...

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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Me too. But I've got Thar's comin' so i figger....while I'm in there....

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There are a few more ideas in this thread:

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Oxfords heated grips here, I can wear thin gloves down into the 30's with no problem.

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OEM because I'm cheap and lazy and I actually think they are pretty nice.

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I agree 100%. I was seduced by the bling once I saw them on a local guys 919.

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I had the pro grip 699 on my fazer and liked them.

That is what I always use. The are soft and kind of sticky. I've worn out 4 sets on my niner now. Need to get another set on there now. Not very durable, but inexpensive.

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I had the pro grip 699 on my fazer and liked them.

That is what I always use. The are soft and kind of sticky. I've worn out 4 sets on my niner now. Need to get another set on there now. Not very durable, but inexpensive.
Same here. They're just the right amount of soft and very economical.

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I have been using these for 25 years on various bikes:

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