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Old 07-23-2006, 02:48 PM   #1
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Grip Puppies

Anyone ever used these?

Grip Puppies - Small. For bikes with 1.25" to 1.45" diameter grips.

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Grip covers. Will cover existing grips. CE (CPE/EPDM) Foam is U.V. , ozone and oxidation resistant. CE Foam will not weaken or crack as a result of years of outdoor exposure. Wall thickness is .15 inches. "A" dimension is 5 inches. Fits grips that are 1.25 to 1.45 inches in diameter. Great for adding a little thickness and cushioning to existing grips. Works over grips with Symtec heaters. Comes in pairs. FREE SHIPPING via US Mail, just select the free UPS Ground shipping option. Install with soapy water.
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Old 07-23-2006, 04:13 PM   #2
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I've had those "puppies" on my Wee strom for about two years with great results. They increase the grip diameter on the strom's very thin stock grips, and they're very comfortable. They proivde a nice amount of cushioning without being too mushy.

Just spray a little soapy water solution and they slide right on. I got mine from CA Sport Touring, and I think that's the same listing that you posted. I cut about 3/4" off, but in hindsight I would have left them alone. They'll scrunch up to fit the grips.
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Old 07-24-2006, 05:59 AM   #3
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I use them on my ST1300. I like them. Just make sure you know what size you need. They go on easy using a spray bottle with dishwash soap and water.

I got grip heaters, and the puppies don't degrade the heat efficiency at all. It might take a little longer for you to feel the heat once you turn them on.
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:43 AM   #4
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Westnash,
Could you provide the source? I didn't see anything about free shipping on the CA Sporttouring site. I'm really cheap.
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:36 AM   #5
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I use them on my ST1300. I like them. Just make sure you know what size you need. They go on easy using a spray bottle with dishwash soap and water.

I got grip heaters, and the puppies don't degrade the heat efficiency at all. It might take a little longer for you to feel the heat once you turn them on.

I'd be interested in these IF they don't cause any loss of heat from my heated grips. I am prone to cold hands, and I couldn't stand to lose even 1 btu of heat. Are they removable? I might try them for a bit, and in winter, experiment by taking one off a grip to compare it to one left installed. If the one left on is as warm as the grip without one, I'd replace the one and keep 'em both on.
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:56 AM   #6
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Westnash,
Could you provide the source? I didn't see anything about free shipping on the CA Sporttouring site. I'm really cheap.
Thanks,
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Check out the CA Sport Touring site, the free shipping is listed on the item description for Grip Puppies: "FREE SHIPPING via US Mail, just select the free UPS Ground shipping option."
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:59 AM   #7
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I have them on my TransAlp, great addition. Next to no loss in heat from the heaters but they do take much longer to get to temperature. They were a bitch to put on but not impossible. I bought them from the manufacturer and they were next to nothing in price. They came in a package of 6. I'll check and post the manufactures name.

http://grip-tek.com/

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Old 07-26-2006, 04:18 AM   #8
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Thank you csr67 and Kamala. I was thinking of these on my 650GS. I'm twisting my throttle way back at fast Interstate speeds. I'm wondering if a fatter grip would be easier on my hand and wrist. I know the foam would help with vibration. What do you all think?

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Old 07-26-2006, 09:17 AM   #9
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Thank you csr67 and Kamala. I was thinking of these on my 650GS. I'm twisting my throttle way back at fast Interstate speeds. I'm wondering if a fatter grip would be easier on my hand and wrist. I know the foam would help with vibration. What do you all think?

Sarah
Please let me know if you do this - I have a 650 and would also like to find a more comfortable solution.
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:42 PM   #10
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Thank you csr67 and Kamala. I was thinking of these on my 650GS. I'm twisting my throttle way back at fast Interstate speeds. I'm wondering if a fatter grip would be easier on my hand and wrist. I know the foam would help with vibration. What do you all think?

Sarah
Yes, they will greatly increase the grip comfort. The stock grips on the Wee Strom are very slender, and my hands always hurt when riding. 30 seconds to slide the puppies on, problem solved. The larger diamter grip relaxes your hand and prevents cramping.
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Old 07-28-2006, 04:34 AM   #11
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I may give them a try. I didn't know if a bigger diameter grip would feel like I was twisting even further. For $7.50 it'd be a cheap experiment.

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Old 07-28-2006, 04:27 PM   #12
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what is the correct size for the wee strom?
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Old 07-29-2006, 06:22 AM   #13
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I have a set of foam wraps, secured with velcro, on my VS. Think they were $10. They work well, and with the heaters on there is zero temp loss. Another alternative.
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Old 07-29-2006, 08:19 AM   #14
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Go to a sporting goods store and get the stuff that they wrap the handles of a tennis racket with great stuff and only a couple of bucks!!!!!!
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Old 07-29-2006, 10:41 AM   #15
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what is the correct size for the wee strom?
The large puppies fit the stock wee strom grips perfectly.
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