ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > Parallel Universe
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-26-2013, 07:41 PM   #151
Gangplank OP
Advenchaintourer
 
Gangplank's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Las Vegas
Oddometer: 2,297
I used the soft grips. 2 throttle side because the throttle side is thiner. Don't think the thin or medium are different in thickness.

Glad it was helpful!


Posted mobile on Tapatalk
__________________
Ride more, bark less
Gangplank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 06:00 AM   #152
sturgeon
Studly Adventurer
 
sturgeon's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Great White North
Oddometer: 901
Get the Renthal soft ATV/QUAD grips, no need to buy two sets to get two throttle grips. $16 at Royal D.
__________________
Dyslexics Untie!
sturgeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 12:15 PM   #153
RobbieO
Muskokatard
 
RobbieO's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Dumpmere - Muskoka
Oddometer: 7,147
The ATV grips are the same inner diameter as the smaller of the motocross grips. They would be harder to instal, but the cost savings would make up for that.

I did mine today................10 minutes with the air gun......DONE!
__________________
I'm adorable........and I smell nice!
RobbieO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 12:50 PM   #154
Gangplank OP
Advenchaintourer
 
Gangplank's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Las Vegas
Oddometer: 2,297
After doing mine I do think ATV grips would work ok if you use the soft compound. Keep in mind they are thicker so you will get a bigger OD after installing the ATV grips vs 2 throttle grips.

ATV = 2 same as clutch side
MOTO = 1 clutch side (thicker) & one throttle side (thinner)
__________________
Ride more, bark less
Gangplank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 02:39 AM   #155
Wise Guy
Soitenly!
 
Wise Guy's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Southern NH
Oddometer: 62
+1 For Cricket Bat Grips

Just used Yeehaa's method (and same cricket bat grip) on my F650GS. Found it on ebay from a UK company. Didn't have his fancy-shmancy bat grip applicator conemeister 2000, but a little hairspray worked great

Improved comfort, grippiness, and looks IMO. Up close, you get this octo-suckers look , I'll bet those tentacle suckers will love the dirt

From a couple feet away though, it's a cool textured look.

Still need to test ride for feel, temperature loss from heated grips, etc.

http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/Gl...?sort=2&page=1



Octo-suckers unite!!!!!

Wise Guy screwed with this post 05-05-2013 at 04:04 AM
Wise Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 03:38 AM   #156
Wise Guy
Soitenly!
 
Wise Guy's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Southern NH
Oddometer: 62
Those pics are huuuuuge

Wow, those are big pics Sorry. I clearly have no clue what I'm doing. First pic post.
Wise Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 04:00 AM   #157
Loutre
Cosmopolitan Adv
 
Loutre's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Reaver's Shed :o)
Oddometer: 3,116
Quote:
Originally Posted by ADVNoobie View Post
Wow, those are big pics Sorry. I clearly have no clue what I'm doing. First pic post.
have seen worse, great input thanks!
__________________
Keep the smile on your face!
F800GS - The ORANGE ones are faster!!

R1150GSA SE


Loutre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 08:13 AM   #158
JRWooden
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: The great state of confusion
Oddometer: 4,112
yeah ... let us know how the heat works .....
I have the foam "grip puppies" and they are OK at heat transfer...
not great, but OK ...
I would think the foam would help absorb more vibration than the "solid" covers but am not sure on that .... as I've never tried the other options...
JRWooden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 03:00 AM   #159
Wise Guy
Soitenly!
 
Wise Guy's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Southern NH
Oddometer: 62
Results are in...

Yesterday I tested the cricket bat grip solution pictured above.

Pros:

1. Slightly less hand cramping
2. Slightly smoother throttle control. I hadn't considered this benefit, but it makes sense. The smaller the diameter, the tougher it is to control those fine adjustments - for my hands anyway. I used to run into this playing tennis too. I always had better control with a racquet with a larger than recommended grip for my hand size. I used 4 5/8 tennis grip, for reference.
3. Slightly reduced vibrations getting through to hands
4. Heat still transfers (hard to compare, as it was 70F when I tested it - but could feel it, even on the low setting through my gloves)

Cons:

1. Outer diameter is still not as big as I'm looking for. Compare my pics above to the Beemer Buddies in post #113, or the O-ring solution in post #56, and you'll see what I mean. The OD of mine still is smaller than the OD of the stock bar ends. For reference, my cricket bat grip was purchased from Splay - a company in the UK.
2. Left grip squirmed around just a bit. Not noticeable during ride, but those octo suckers weren't all lined up as neatly at the end of my ride (nothing spirited, just a 30 min commute on tarmac).

Conclusion:

This was an improvement, but in this case, size matters. Bigger would be better. Those o-rings would work, but they just look too "o-ringy" for me! . One is reminded of the Michelin Man

Wise Guy screwed with this post 05-08-2013 at 03:19 AM
Wise Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 05:43 PM   #160
HighTechCoonass
Living the Dream....
 
HighTechCoonass's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: land of the swamps!, Cajun Country LA
Oddometer: 2,398
Laugh

Beamer buddies report-

I like these because on my last trip when it got really cold I was able to remove them to get more heat.

The larger grips are wonderful!

Less vibration.

negatives- the seam...
I keep the seam where I can't feel it... if I do feel it... it drives me crazy...

I just bought another set for my R1150R
__________________
Living the dream here in the good old USA! l
HighTechCoonass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 11:37 AM   #161
Gangplank OP
Advenchaintourer
 
Gangplank's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Las Vegas
Oddometer: 2,297
Quote:
Originally Posted by HighTechCoonass View Post
Beamer buddies report-

I like these because on my last trip when it got really cold I was able to remove them to get more heat.

The larger grips are wonderful!

Less vibration.

negatives- the seam...
I keep the seam where I can't feel it... if I do feel it... it drives me crazy...

I just bought another set for my R1150R
I have an extra set sitting in a drawer if anyone wants them PM a price and I'll ship them out. Never gonna need em.
__________________
Ride more, bark less
Gangplank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 07:49 PM   #162
minton82
Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2013
Location: Seoul
Oddometer: 30
I did the cricket bat grip mod but found that after a couple of months the rubber got sticky and began to come apart. Where I park it sees a bit of sunlight, that could be why.

Went with some Progrip 699 Gel grips instead, so far so good..
minton82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 01:39 AM   #163
pilesofmiles
Life is an Adventure
 
pilesofmiles's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Western NC
Oddometer: 711
Quote:
Originally Posted by DolphinJohn View Post
Just wondering why you wouldn't just get Grip Puppies for $9, just trim them to length, slide 'em on? And they're black.
Agreed...."grip puppies"....low cost alternative to grip comfort, seamlessly easy install no heat loss with heated grips, reduce rider fatigue by reducing/eliminate the vibrations that that other grips don't.........no brainer.
__________________
"Life is no dress rehearsal"

pilesofmiles screwed with this post 10-13-2013 at 05:27 AM
pilesofmiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 04:55 AM   #164
Gangplank OP
Advenchaintourer
 
Gangplank's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Las Vegas
Oddometer: 2,297
Quote:
Originally Posted by pilesofmiles View Post
Agreed...."grip puppies"....low cost alternative to grip comfort, seamlessly easy install no heat loss with heated grips, no brainer.
Because they aren't at all like grips.
__________________
Ride more, bark less
Gangplank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 05:28 AM   #165
pilesofmiles
Life is an Adventure
 
pilesofmiles's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Western NC
Oddometer: 711
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gangplank View Post
Because they aren't at all like grips.
brilliant...Plank you are correct. They are grip covers that work perfect for $9.00.
__________________
"Life is no dress rehearsal"
pilesofmiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014