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Old 05-27-2010, 04:55 PM   #1
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Airhead grips

Replacing new throttle handle and cables and looking for a good set of grips. The local shops have zilch. Would like something comfortable on long rides. Whats the hot setup?
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:05 PM   #2
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I have always used and liked the stock BMW grips. Early bikes had the checkered magura's and later bikes the gray ribbed ones with a taper. Don't know when they changed from one to the other.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:58 PM   #3
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Yep,

The hot setup is the gloves.
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:29 PM   #4
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That question is kinda like 'what color should I paint my motorcycle?'... Who knows what fits you best better than you? I happen to like the old style grips that JC Whitney sells...you might not like 'em...

Hey, just take a look at a bunch of them, buy some you like, and try 'em out...It's how I found out what works for me years ago, but seriously, nobody is gonna be able to tell you what works for you!!!
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:09 PM   #5
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Hand grips are a very personal choice, dependent upon the rider's hand shape and size. I prefer Johar's barrel shaped foam grips and have them on all but one of my bikes. They work well for those of s with fairly large hands and concave palms.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:38 PM   #6
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Just grips..but what about heated grips?
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:11 AM   #7
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I had the stock grips on my '82 R100 and my hands would go numb after about an hour. I had always used Oury grips on my mountain bike so I thought I'd try them on the BMW. Now I can go on a 2+ hour ride and my hands are fine. They're cheap and come in snazzy colors.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:53 AM   #8
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I have pretty small hands. I found some new Hot Grips that come in a pattern that is very similar to the BMW heated grips that came on my 1996 R1100GS. I have a very similar pair of non-heated grips that came on my 93 R100GS last year. They fit my hand just fine. I am a bit fussy about grips as I can't handle certain shapes well. Grips are a very personal thing.

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Old 05-28-2010, 09:10 AM   #9
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I really like the grips offered by Randakk's Cycle Shakk.

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Old 05-28-2010, 03:26 PM   #10
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I had these on my K100RS. Very comfy, kind of sticky. I've always used the Sunline Gran Touring grips on my airheads but I guess they're NLA.












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Old 05-28-2010, 06:15 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Brad Felmey
I really like the grips offered by Randakk's Cycle Shakk.


WHOLLY $hit bat man he sells them for a 90% markup.
You can get the same grips (which happen to me current favorite grips for airheads) For about $8.00 at your local cycle shop.

Nothing fancy They are ProGrip Rally (or Rallye) come in colors as well.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:28 PM   #12
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:42 PM   #13
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First thing I did when I got my BMW was get rid of those ribbed tapered things and put on my favorite grips.After a couple of rides I went back to the stock grips - they work really well.
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:43 AM   #14
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+1 for the progrips sweet handgrip and cheap!! Ive got 10000Km so far this season and they are way better than stock and so far my hand grip heaters haven't melted them. "BOMBER"
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Old 05-29-2010, 08:57 AM   #15
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When I got my /7, the grips were WAAAAAYYY too small, trying to overcome the exceedingly stiff throttle return springs...I put on bigger, vintage-style grips and installed lighter springs, along with a throttle tension screw, and all is well now...
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