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Old 11-18-2009, 08:44 PM   #31
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Try searching for cricket bat grips...
I found an online place shipping from NC, $5.98 for two grips, $18.00 shipping to WA!
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:54 AM   #32
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Thanks for grip tip

Tried your method, got some Renthal "Medium" grips and installed them per your instructions. Very happy with the outcome. Thanks alot.
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:08 AM   #33
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Tried your method, got some Renthal "Medium" grips and installed them per your instructions. Very happy with the outcome. Thanks alot.
Glad to hear it. Mine have held up pretty well. Figure about 12,000 per set, maybe more. Best thing is the stock heated grips will look brand new for years. I'll be trying the medium grips next time myself.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:14 PM   #34
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Fwiw, when I installed the G2 Throttle Tamer, I was easily able to remove the stock grips. If all I wanted to do was change the grips, I could have done so easily. Just carefully cut off the old ones and install the new ones. Done.

Only downside is having to buy two sets of grips since the left grip requires a throttle sized grip.
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:39 AM   #35
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Simple Cure!

I have also slipped on the Renthal mediums over the stock grips.

These have virtually ended the numb hands I've been getting on this bike.
It seems the small diameter alone of the stock grips is the reason for numb hands, at least for me.

Great tip!
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:39 AM   #36
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Thumb grip puppies

the stock grips were a killer, bought some grip puppies for $9 and they installed in 5 mins....well worth it, nice and soft!
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:29 PM   #37
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Did the Renthal grip over the top of the stock grips. Love the feel now. Still using my Throttle Rocker but it just feel so much more right. Thanks for the tip. My install did not look as nice, but I guess I am just not as handy nor do I have a proper shop to work out of.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:03 PM   #38
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Another possible option to buying two sets is these:




Hopefully they'll fit over.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:41 PM   #39
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I fitted neoprene pushbike grips over mine. Cost me 6 dollars. Greatly improved grip and throttle control. I cut the lip off the standard grips to get them over. Water and detergent as lube with compressed air behind it . They fit very snugly.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:41 PM   #40
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grip puppies

Took a chance (not much of one, $10 shipped) and ordered some grip puppies. At first they seemed a little large but got used to it pretty quick. Very comfortable, I like em. It took a day or so for them to grip where they wouldn't slip (humidity?). When it rained they dont hold much water. Wrapped a dry rag around them and sqeezed a little and they were pretty much dry.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:46 PM   #41
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Another possible option to buying two sets is these:




Hopefully they'll fit over.

That is what I used only I got the motocycle grips. Same thing except ATV's don't have a throttle side so those will be 2 thicker grips. BTW you would only need one set of those but they might seem thick.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:48 PM   #42
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Another possible option to buying two sets is these:




Hopefully they'll fit over.
Exactly the ones I bought. I don't have an air compressor so I used hot water to soften them up then stretch with some hand tools and invert them so I could roll them on over the stock grips. A little push and shove and they went on fine. I trimmed the ends off with a razor blade before mounting.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:52 PM   #43
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Exactly the ones I bought. I don't have an air compressor so I used hot water to soften them up then stretch with some hand tools and invert them so I could roll them on over the stock grips. A little push and shove and they went on fine. I trimmed the ends off with a razor blade before mounting.
Did the same with mine. Simple green sprayed in. They went on easy and have not moved a CM. 10,000 mi so far and they are starting to look a little worn on then ends but still have a lot of work left. perfect.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:36 AM   #44
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That is what I used only I got the motocycle grips. Same thing except ATV's don't have a throttle side so those will be 2 thicker grips. BTW you would only need one set of those but they might seem thick.
Finally put 'em on - not too thick for me. Just about right, in fact. I don't have particularly large hands, but I hated the skinny, hard OEM grips.
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:58 PM   #45
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Good thread - I did mine today - no simple green - I just used soap and water. Used two duck-bill pliers to pull them on over the OME grips - went for test ride - me likey! Throttle seems a bit more touchy now - but I'll get used to it.

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