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Old 09-09-2005, 05:50 AM   #1
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640 Adv grips

I have heard various grips mentioned on here that are more comfy than the originals, I think I will change mine so am looking for recommendations.
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Old 09-09-2005, 06:32 AM   #2
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I've used bicycle grips that fit my hand well with great results, on the LC4 and if your hands are big enough, I would try the Gel grips as these tend to ward off some vibration.
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Old 09-09-2005, 06:57 AM   #3
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I've used bicycle grips that fit my hand well with great results, on the LC4 and if your hands are big enough, I would try the Gel grips as these tend to ward off some vibration.
Strangely enough I was thinking of bicycle grips, I do have big hands so gel grips would be no problem, I get bicycle grips at trade prices as well.
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Old 09-09-2005, 07:06 AM   #4
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Hopefully somebody can give you the mfg. and part number, but there are soft rubber grips, I belive they are called 600 series, as in 6xx, with small round holes in them, highly recomended for vibey bikes. Sorry I don't have better info, have them on my 640 from "Scotty" the P.O. love'em.
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Old 09-09-2005, 07:09 AM   #5
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Hopefully somebody can give you the mfg. and part number, but there are soft rubber grips, I belive they are called 600 series, as in 6xx, with small round holes in them, highly recomended for vibey bikes. Sorry I don't have better info, have them on my 640 from "Scotty" the P.O. love'em.
I wonder if they are the ones that Sommer do, I will be over there sometime next month so may call in.
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Old 09-09-2005, 08:14 AM   #6
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I can also endorse the fatter rubber dimpled grips - sorry I can't find a specific name/brand for them. They have a bit of a bulging profile and are covered in a series of small holes. They remind me of a golf ball - you'll know them when you see them. My local japanese bike dealer found them in one of those huge catalogs they have. I do remember that words "dual sport" were specifically mentioned in the name or discription. Hope this helps.

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Old 09-09-2005, 10:02 AM   #7
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These are the ones from Sommer.

Is that them?
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Old 09-09-2005, 10:16 AM   #8
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These are the ones from Sommer.

Is that them?
Those feel pretty nice too, just make sure you wire wrap them.
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Old 09-09-2005, 10:29 AM   #9
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Those are the ones I was talking about.
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Those feel pretty nice too, just make sure you wire wrap them.
Wire wrap them? How do I do that? I usually stick them on with hair spray.
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Old 09-09-2005, 11:10 AM   #11
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Pro Grip

I use the same grips but they are from Pro Grip. No need to go to Germany. The model is 714 available at most shops.

I just put some rubbing alcohol inside and sloshed it around then drained. They slid on easily but see to be sticking well now.

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I use the same grips but they are from Pro Grip. No need to go to Germany. The model is 714 available at most shops.

I just put some rubbing alcohol inside and sloshed it around then drained. They slid on easily but see to be sticking well now.

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Cheers, have found them locally now.
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Old 09-09-2005, 11:30 AM   #13
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Old 09-09-2005, 11:36 AM   #14
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those pro grips is what I use and I think they are awsome. I pick them up for $7.95 at my local dealer. And I do safety wire them.



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Old 09-09-2005, 12:00 PM   #15
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Yes, those are the ones!

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