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post #1 of 21 Old 10-19-2006, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Rizoma billet grips - does anybody use these?

These grips look kinda cool, and seem like they'd feel pretty good in your hand - just wondering if anyone has them, and what they think.
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post #2 of 21 Old 10-19-2006, 11:07 AM
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They look kinda funky to me. I bet you'll be stuck with buying the bar ends for it too.

Some cruisor ones don't look half bad, but I think I'm going to stick with el' cheapo rubber ones.

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Usually I don't chime in when I don't have the product and only want to spout an opinion.. but damn! I love the Rizoma grips. As soon as I can justify the cost I am doing all the Rizoma goodies, conical bars w/adapters, class mirrors and the grips with the ends. Ironically, I ordered the bar ends and resold them because they looked too small against the stock grips. Now I have to buy them again... oh well.

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Usually I don't chime in when I don't have the product and only want to spout an opinion.. but damn! I love the Rizoma grips. As soon as I can justify the cost I am doing all the Rizoma goodies, conical bars w/adapters, class mirrors and the grips with the ends. Ironically, I ordered the bar ends and resold them because they looked too small against the stock grips. Now I have to buy them again... oh well.
I have the same problem with my Rizoma bar ends...I figure it gives me an excuse to buy the grips now!

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Interesting...you have me thinking now. In general I hate billet grips, but those....

Who's going first & report to the rest of us?

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I like them... just have to save up some cash for the whole kit like Cycho is doing. I need the new Renthal bar, grips, levers and bar ends. That will probably set me back a several C notes!


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Nothing wrong with the Honda grips to me.

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Nothing wrong with the Honda grips to me.
There's nothing wrong with most grips - just wondering who has them and what they think of them...

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The rizoma grips are SWEEET!
I use the stock grips because they are the thickest things I can find to help reduce bar vibration transfer & they fit my hand. I like'm thick.
If you get them, & I know you will, Let us know if there is an increase, decrease or any change at all in vibration and the size difference in diameter compared to stock.
Inquiring minds want to know.

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Those are very nice. I think, after absorbing LDH's advise, I'd rather spend my money on making my 9er look sweeter than it already does. Design is in the details, and aftermarket accessories like these are perfect for the 919. If I get little return performance-wise from performance upgrades, then I'd rather spend may money on things like this and these http://www.pjsparts.com/catalog/prod...0aca0a9c867389

Although, I would still like to get a better ride than the stock '03 suspension provides, but maybe not to the extent of $800 shocks.

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Those bar end mirrors are tempting. Do you think they would fit the stock bar ends?

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Those bar end mirrors are tempting. Do you think they would fit the stock bar ends?
Steve... You can't use any aftermarket mirror that clamps onto the stock bar end. The stock bar end is attached to that inner antivibe assembly. The mirror will constantly be nothing but a blurr. Trust me on this one, been there done that.

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Steve... You can't use any aftermarket mirror that clamps onto the stock bar end. The stock bar end is attached to that inner antivibe assembly. The mirror will constantly be nothing but a blurr. Trust me on this one, been there done that.

Thanks, you just saved me a lot of money

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Thanks, you just saved me a lot of money
Me too!

Then maybe these: http://www.pjsparts.com/catalog/prod...0aca0a9c867389

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Hi Guys! Good to see ya'll checking out the Rizoma goodies.. The grips are comfortable - when I first mounted a set I was wondering about the vibes, but there hasn't been an issue with them, and the slightly larger diameter is more comfortable.

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Those bar end mirrors are tempting. Do you think they would fit the stock bar ends?
I thought these mounted like other bar-end mirrors (clamp to the bar and not to the bar ends), with the mirror itself acting as the weighted bar end. But after looking closer and reading the review, the rizoma bar ends are sized to accomodate these bar end mirrors. All of the Rizoma products appear to be extremely high quality, so I'm sure the fit is much better and the vibration a lot less than if you tried to do something like this with the cheap stock bar ends - but I'm sure there are no mirrors that will clamp to the stock bar ends.

My fave is the black Dynamic mirrors http://www.pjsparts.com/catalog/prod...0aca0a9c867389

Someday I'll try to get those with the grips.

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I have the rizoma grips and bar end set-up. I like the feel and the looks; super comfy and good control. The bar ends are very light compared to stock and vibration increased a bunch. I bought new bars to solve the issue. (Had to be done anyway.) I'm very happy with the total package.

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I have the rizoma grips and bar end set-up. I like the feel and the looks; super comfy and good control. The bar ends are very light compared to stock and vibration increased a bunch. I bought new bars to solve the issue. (Had to be done anyway.) I'm very happy with the total package.
Hi jeffspeak,

So you went with Rizoma bars and solved the vibes? What bike?

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'03 919, I went with the standard bars instead of the conicals. I was concerned about the riser adapters. Too chuncky, too many pieces. PJ confirmed that the conicals might be overkill and that settled it. The vibrations are gone. The rizoma bar ends on the stock bars will deffinitely not make you happy. With your hands off the grips, like at a stop light, the brake/clutch handles shake wildly and mirrors blur.

Sorry it took so long to respond - long hours - no sleep.

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The bar ends are very light compared to stock and vibration increased a bunch. I bought new bars to solve the issue.
Is this what we are looking for?

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