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Old 10-21-2011, 01:11 PM   #136
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So I found these today at my Yamaha dealer.



Bought two pairs for $7.95 each. Got two pairs so I could use the thinner one.



Trimmed the ends a bit.



Looks about right.



Undid the handguard end. Stretched them on over the stock ones. Bingo. Problem solved.

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Old 04-10-2012, 06:09 AM   #137
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Wow, ten pages on grips. This is a fun place.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:11 AM   #138
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Wow, ten pages on grips. This is a fun place.
You've got your settings wrong. At 40 posts per page we're only on page 4.


You want to be impressed. check out an OIL thread.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:15 AM   #139
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I replaced mine with the older BMW oem grips, like these:



The foam and o-ring solutions all made the grip too big, these are perfect for me.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:48 AM   #140
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Oil threads are special, too. And I also like tire threads .
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:31 AM   #141
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Don't forget the "break-in" threads ....
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:58 PM   #142
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just to add one more tip, since everyone is trying different brands of grips:

I got this one while I was working on bicycles pretty regularly. If the grip wont slide on with whatever lube you choose, try compressed air. Just start the grip onto the bar, then hold the air nozzle tip right against where the bar and grip meet. Open the nozzle while pushing the grip on. It will almost scare you how fast it will slide all the way on. Basically the air gets between the grip and the bar like under a hovercraft and makes install a snap.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:41 PM   #143
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Thumbs up Renthal

I love getting these simple fixes from co-inmates. I installed the Renthal mediums. I chose the medium density because they match the color of all the switches and buttons. A great cheap good looking mod. I had no problem installing them. I heated them up with a hair dryer and doused the existing grips and the insides of the Renthals with simple Green.
Off to ride without the hand cramp/
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:49 PM   #144
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I love getting these simple fixes from co-inmates. I installed the Renthal mediums. I chose the medium density because they match the color of all the switches and buttons. A great cheap good looking mod. I had no problem installing them. I heated them up with a hair dryer and doused the existing grips and the insides of the Renthals with simple Green.
Off to ride without the hand cramp/
thanks

No worries. Im still using them 10,000 miles later. sup
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:55 PM   #145
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Beemerbuddies

Recently fitted a set of Beemerbuddies. They were very easy to fit with no trimming required. The instructions were excellent. Quality is great for the price, and they seem to do the job well. I see the big advantage as being that you can take them on and off easily.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:38 PM   #146
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beemerbuddies

+1, perfectly fitted. And the price is fair considering you won't have to spend any time repurposing another after mark grip. Then again, it's winter...not a bad way to spend 30 minutes bonding with the bike.

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Recently fitted a set of Beemerbuddies. They were very easy to fit with no trimming required. The instructions were excellent. Quality is great for the price, and they seem to do the job well. I see the big advantage as being that you can take them on and off easily.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:34 PM   #147
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+1, perfectly fitted. And the price is fair considering you won't have to spend any time repurposing another after mark grip. Then again, it's winter...not a bad way to spend 30 minutes bonding with the bike.
Ya, only downside and I noticed it yesterday, that they really insulate the heated grips. I was riding with my winter gloves in 50 degree weather yesterday with the grip heater on high and my fingers were still a little bit cold. Without the Beemerbuddies I'm sure my hands would have been warm.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:38 AM   #148
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Smith Dual Density

Thanks to all inmates for posting tips and tricks. I was able to use some Smith Dual Density Moto Grips las t weekend. I ended up using lots of alcohol for me and my grips. 20 minutes later they were ready to go and I was feeling tipsy...

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:22 AM   #149
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The Renthal grips let the heat through.

If anyone wants a set of beemer buddies I have a set. New in package, never used. Never needed them.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:31 PM   #150
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Gangplank! Thanks for today's bump of your thread!

I took my first fride on my new GS today, and within the first 5 minutes was really irritated with how thin the stock grips are.
When I sat down to read ADV, your thread popped out at me.
Off to buy some Renthals tomorrow......but I have 1 question:
Which grips are thinner? The soft or the medium compound?

Thank you!
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