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Old 12-31-2014, 08:36 PM   #1
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Grab On Grips - Up on Down?

Hey there..
Yes.. I should be out living it up.. but in he jungle, there isn't really anywhere to go live it up at- So.. I went out and looked at the moon-- and appreciated the peace and quiet-

Anyway---

I am used to small thin grips from years of MX.. and I HATE slipping grips-- I recently have switched to ODI grips and I love them- BUT.. after hours and hours.. they do get a bit harsh--- I am prepping for a long enduro/rally competition - 1200kms -- and know that many long distance racers use "foam" grips to reduce vibration and impacts-
Grab On grips seem to be famous and the grip of choice for a good many of them- Has anyone used them? Has anyone used their "slide on" grips? Do they slip? how tight are they? What about their normal foam grips.. Are they glued on " old fashioned style" and safety wired? Does the safety wire cut through the foam? What about in ugly mud :) enduro style - Are they like the "mug grips" from RISK RACING?

FWIW - They are going on a KTM300EXC 2013-
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:50 PM   #2
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Renthal softs.

Those foam grips are nasty.
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Old 12-31-2014, 11:55 PM   #3
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I don't think they would work very well.

At all.


I like the Pro-Grip rally 714. Only have done 250 mile rides though....

They are about the only grips that are long enough for my hands. I wear a XXXL glove. They are just marginally thicker than most other grips.

Pretty long lasting aswell.
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:43 AM   #4
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Oury Road Grips: http://www.ourygrips.com/road-grips/

Absolutely the best for long term riding in any conditions. I've used them racing BSA singles and twins for 20+years. I can't think of a better testimonial to handling vibration. They are on my road bikes, road racers, Baja race bikes, dirt trackers, woods bikes . . . . The only bike they are not on is my trials bike, and that is because I have not gotten around to changing the grips on it yet.

Grips are obviously a very personal preference - sorta like boots or gloves. Try a bunch and see what you like. They are relatively inexpensive, but the time and effort invested in testing will be well worth it after 1000 km's . . . .

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Old 01-01-2015, 01:51 AM   #5
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I've been using these or something similar;

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/170990042617?nav=SEARCH

They stay put without glue or tie wire in the dry OK but slip when wet. I have tie wired mine on and they're solid as. I've had mine for a few years, the don't really wear.
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Old 01-01-2015, 12:57 PM   #6
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Allrighty Cactus Dave---

I wrote Oury Grips and they AREADY GOT BACK TO ME!... How's that for customer service.. ( Todays NEW YEARS DAY ) Ordered a few sets and will get them on the bike for pre-running and testing while setting up the NAV systems-

Thanks and we will see how it goes!

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Old 01-02-2015, 04:18 PM   #7
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I have the Grab On style covers over the old grips on my DRZ. They seem to help with the vibration that I get through the bars. I used Grab Ons on every bike I had up until recently and loved them. It is a personnel preference..
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Old 01-02-2015, 04:28 PM   #8
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These, have a palm swell, read the reviews:
http://www.amazon.com/Progrip-714BK-...8CDEYGRGEH63SQ

http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Grip-Dual-...grip+rally+714

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Old 01-02-2015, 06:14 PM   #9
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Hey... Glad you got a good laugh..
But you got a free KM on your odometer That's gotta count for something-
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:04 PM   #10
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Pro Grip 714s on my motos.

The big block Ourys on my mountain bikes.

They are both excellent products, and quite affordable and durable.

My hands are XL-XXL (in length) depending on glove manufacturer.
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