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post #1 of 21 Old 04-02-2010, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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looking for some thicker rubber grips to better suit my hands. i replaced these crap thick foam grips that were on the bike when i bought it with stock grips from another member, and my hands are paying for it by having to kurl too much if that makes sense.

any idea on where to look? i tried to browse ebay but got overwhelmed and didnt know what to look for. preferably i want to stay away from foam or any kind of absorbent material for grips because i ride rain or shine, and dont want to hold onto anything that's cold/wet if i dont have to.

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post #2 of 21 Old 04-02-2010, 03:15 PM
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Not sure if these are what you're looking for, but I know what you are saying, you're looking for a greater diameter grip I suppose. Maybe give PJ's a call and see if these will do the trick.

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wow thats trippin! idk how that'd work with my bar end mirrors though... hmm... i'll keep that in mind as a last resort, thanks!

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I'm looking for new grips also. I need something larger and something a little more shock absorbent. I'm going to start with renthal. They make all sorts of grips for street and dirt.

I'll let you know what I find.

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I purchased Rizoma grips along with Rizoma bar ends and Rizoma Handlebars. I got rid of the F18 windshield, gave the bike too much of a Wall-E or Johnny-5 (Short Circuit) look
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i fear this is gettin out of hand. i would like to retain the stock bars and controls. i just want to replace the grips : )

looks good melvin

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I think the Rizoma grips will fit fine on the stock bars. I replaced mine because my bike blew over and bent the bars

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Are the Rizoma handlebars the "22mm" versions, or the "29mm->22mm" version?

I like those Rizoma grips.

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They are the standard 22mm bars.

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I think the Rizoma grips will fit fine on the stock bars. I replaced mine because my bike blew over and bent the bars
Your bike "blew over"???????????????

Is that similar to the dog eating your homework?

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Your bike "blew over"???????????????

Is that similar to the dog eating your homework?
Happened to me last year during a storm. I ended up replacing the bars too.

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Mine blew over in a tornado, in my garage........................actually I hefted mine up on to my PitBull stand not remembering the last time I used the stand was on the XR650L, it rolled right off the stand onto it's right side luckily the bars absorbed the impact and not the tank. Shhhh.........It happens


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look up grip puppies... they slide over existing grips to add thickness.

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They're made of "ce foam"... Pvster said non-absorbent... Anyone have them can say if they soak up water or not?

Found a review HERE no word on whether or not they soak up water.

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ProGrip makes a ton of street bike grips in different shapes, materials, diameters and densities ranging in price from $8.00 to $18.00.
Pro-Taper also makes the "Pillow Top" grip for off-road, that if you were to trim down the flange, would work quite well on a street bike as well.

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sunline Grand Touring Grips, the stockers just cramped my hands.
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I also just cut them to install my bar ends. easy as pie

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wow thats trippin! idk how that'd work with my bar end mirrors though... hmm... i'll keep that in mind as a last resort, thanks!
I have the Rizoma grips and endcaps in gold from PJ's. I also replaced the stock bar with a renthal. They would work fine on the stocker. I also have a CRG barend mirror so they work fine with those.

That being said, the Rizomas will really not be the thing for you. They are pretty small in diameter. For me, they are about right as long as I have riding gloves on. Having owned a cruiser, I am familiar with Kuryakyn and they have their line of "ISO" grips. These are pretty fat. Not sure if you can make them fit your bike but here is a link anyway.

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I have Pro Grip 719 Sportbike grips on mine. Not sure if they are thicker than stock or not, but they sure are comfy.


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sunline Grand Touring Grips, the stockers just cramped my hands.
That's a sharp looking green bike! Is that the standard uranium green or something different? Looks like a lil paler green.

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it's 2008 dodge viper "snake skin" green. just a glossy version of the stock color.

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