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Old 09-07-2009, 09:51 PM   #16
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Umm... I think they are different. Different bike and different grips. You can't peel the F8GS grips off the heating element as far as I can tell. The heading element is bonded to it. You can cut it off but if you cut a wire you buy a new set of grips.

Either way you want both ways will work. I found this Renthal grip a sleeve an easy fix. Heated grips still work.
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:02 AM   #17
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I like your idea. And I like the white. The more grime they get on them, the better they'll look. Gonna go looking for some tomorrow.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:26 AM   #18
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Umm... I think they are different. Different bike and different grips. You can't peel the F8GS grips off the heating element as far as I can tell. The heading element is bonded to it. You can cut it off but if you cut a wire you buy a new set of grips.

Either way you want both ways will work. I found this Renthal grip a sleeve an easy fix. Heated grips still work.
I replaced my stock grip with pro grip 7xx rally. I cut the stockers right off and installed two throttle side grips. My surgerized hand feels much better.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:40 AM   #19
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Umm... because they are foam. How long can they last?
I like your solution but since you asked...

Foam grips last a LONG time. I nearly have 20K on these ones. $7 at Cycle Gear for a set. The only real drawback is after a heavy rain they absorb some water, but truthfully not nearly as much as you would think. Also, the foam helps absorb vibrations as well.

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Old 09-08-2009, 10:05 AM   #20
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I replaced my stock grip with pro grip 7xx rally. I cut the stockers right off and installed two throttle side grips. My surgerized hand feels much better.
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Yeah, that's what I did. Two throttle side grips but didn't need to do the surgery on the F800 grips because these are streatchy and I wanted a thicker grip but not huge. For me the extra bit thicker is perfect... large hands.


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I like your idea. And I like the white. The more grime they get on them, the better they'll look. Gonna go looking for some tomorrow.
Depending on how thick you want them to be I have a set of the brake side ones. I bought two sets and used the throttle side grips for mine. You could easily use the brake side ones with a little simple green and just a touch more effort. They'd be thicker than mine but not by much. Not sure what it would cost to ship but they'd fit in a USPS standard rate 2 day box. I think they were $12 bucks locally. Looks like $10 online.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:11 AM   #21
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Talking Big Fat Grips for less than AUS$5.00

After reading this thread and being interested because I have always found the 800's grips too small I happened to be waiting to be served at a local business and they had a promotional cricket bat grip on the counter. as below;

http://s626.photobucket.com/albums/t...rrent=grip.jpg
This is to support the Mcgrath Foundation which was started by a very famous Australian ex test cricket player after his wife died of Breast Cancer, and usually involves the colour pink.

It occurred to me that if I got a similar grip in a more manly colour like ... black (although I did consider yellow to match my bumble bee) and cut it down it just might work. Much to my surprise I cut two sections 10cm long, heated them in hot water, sprayed a little windex on the standard grips and in almost no time I had the following results;

http://s626.photobucket.com/albums/t...00GSGrips2.jpg

http://s626.photobucket.com/albums/t...00GSGrips1.jpg

Have only ridden about 70Km but am impressed. Grips are more comfortable, the heated grips still work, as a bonus the vibration through the handlebars is reduced to almost nothing and low speed throttle control is vastly better.

This tip might be a bit difficult in those unenlightened countries where Cricket isn't played ( A couple of minor nations in North America come to mind ), but it should work for the rest of us. I suspect there must be somewhere in New England or Canada where you can get cricket gear, but there is always mail order.

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Old 10-02-2009, 07:27 AM   #22
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Nice work Ducksbane.
This looks nice & comfi.

Are these your ordinary cricket grips which can be found in any rebel sport shop?
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:19 AM   #23
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Nicely done, now I'm off to google cricket grips.



Thanks a lot...
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:32 AM   #24
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All I can find is Gunn & Moore that come in poofter colors. No black

What brand did you use?

I really like the looks of what you did.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:07 AM   #25
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I tried some Grip Puppies for a couple of weeks. Didn't care for them at all. Too thick I think. Plus they reduced the effectiveness of the heated grips. So I've gone back to the stock grips for now.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:29 PM   #26
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This is the range for Cricket grips in the Rebel sports dep (OZ)...
http://www.rebelsport.com.au/ecom/re...t%20grip&br=-1

Not sure which ones Ducksbane used though...
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:19 AM   #27
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Not sure which ones Ducksbane used though...
Hi Guys ... not sure which brand I used either, I just went into the local sports store and they had a generic grip in lots of colours for $4.95

I have noticed that grips come with different patterns, and I liked the look of the pattern in the photo's.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:28 AM   #28
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This is the range for Cricket grips in the Rebel sports dep (OZ)...
http://www.rebelsport.com.au/ecom/re...t%20grip&br=-1

Not sure which ones Ducksbane used though...
Was about to buy a couple from Rebel for $4.99 each until I got to the postage $39

I think I'll pass...
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:33 AM   #29
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I just had another thought for those in the northern colonies ... flea bay

Try searching for cricket bat grips.

Failing this the less fortunate should perhaps consider a campaign to raise interest in one of Advriders strangest group buys.

Oh ... Texasmule ... I agree Gunn and Moores colours are so, uhmnn, Gay. Typical Poms, surprised that they managed to win the Ashes.


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Old 10-14-2009, 08:39 PM   #30
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another option

I just used "whatagrip" tennis racket grips. They were about $5 a pair. One note cut them a tad long. When they stretch open they shorten slightly lengthwise. Probably 4.25" will be perfect.

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