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Old 01-24-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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Laugh Beemer Buddies Question

I just received my beemer buddies and have question. In the video it shows the factory grips being degreased prior to putting on the beemer buddies. In the printed instructions it's not mentioned. Should I do it -- and what should I use to degrease?
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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Degreasing couldn't hurt; your grips will be less prone to twisting over time. Disc brake cleaner works well.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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Would rubbing alcohol work? I just don't want to use anything that will degrade the stock grips or make them gummy. Hopefully nothing too toxic as I've had plenty of exposure and don't need any more.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:38 AM   #4
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Dawn dishwashing soap. Scrub, rinse well and let dry. GH
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tips. I just spoke to David (the guys that makes 'em) --- he uses some strong chemical to degrease -- but he says that plain soap and water is fine. Just rinse and dry well. Also he suggests that if you have heated grips, heat them up before putting on the beemer buddies. Can't wait to try em out this weekend!
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:21 AM   #6
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I have them. They Rock! No more hand cramping.

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Old 01-26-2012, 11:35 AM   #7
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Just recieved mine yesterday,install took less than 10 minutes. turned the heaters on high and went for a ride.
I really like the new feel, hand filling and heat is just fine takes a little longer to heat.
Great product would buy again.

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Old 01-27-2012, 01:53 PM   #8
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Got mine on my 658 yesterday -- went out for a few hours today. Helps a lot -- I tend to grip too hard and today was very gusty with Santa Ana winds -- so not ideal for a guy suffering from "death gripitis". Even with the gusts I was much more comfortable. Haven't tried grip puppies but the beemer buddies are a definite improvement over the skinny stock grips. My hands are happier.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:48 PM   #9
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Saw all the positive reviews and figured I needed these. Turns out I didn't - guess I've just gotten used to the skinny grips over the last year and actually like em better naked. Found the controls just a bit more out of a reach when using the Buddies and my clutch hand cramped a bit over a short period of time. Never had much cramping issues with the skinny grips. Like the throttle control better w/o em as well.

Quality product though. Easy install and worked as advertised. Just not for me.
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