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Re:grips 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
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Re:grips 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
Ya mean I'm not suppose to use vice grips??
 
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Re:grips 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
I've got the air cushion black anodized on mine. Yamaha/ Star accessories sells them for around $60, Ebay has them for close to the same price, or your dealer can get them from Parts Unlimited or Tucker Rocky. They are a larger diameter, so they release a lot of the tension from holding on to smaller grips. I have stopped wearing gloves, because they fit my hands so good. I have had no vibration issues from losing the weights, but the mini apes might help that. If its bad, you can cut a piece of foam, and slide it inside the end of your bar about the length of your grip. This has helped on my previous bikes.

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Re:grips 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
I actually turned down my bar ends so that they would fit inside the grips. Had to then shorten them a little also. Not sure if it helped much. Still have stock bars and risers as of now.
 
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Re:grips 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
I do appreciate the help and I think that I;ll steer clear of the visegrips idea, but thanks anyway jona. avon look like stock are they different? thanks. ride with a smile
 
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Re:grips 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
Jona wrote:
Ya mean I'm not suppose to use vice grips??

... they're really a 'last resort' item ... rather similar to why we have a hammer in the tool box ... but if vice grips work for you, go for it!!
 
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Re:grips 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
LeeRdmn wrote:
I've got the air cushion black anodized on mine. Yamaha/ Star accessories sells them for around $60, Ebay has them for close to the same price, or your dealer can get them from Parts Unlimited or Tucker Rocky. They are a larger diameter, so they release a lot of the tension from holding on to smaller grips. I have stopped wearing gloves, because they fit my hands so good. I have had no vibration issues from losing the weights, but the mini apes might help that. If its bad, you can cut a piece of foam, and slide it inside the end of your bar about the length of your grip. This has helped on my previous bikes.

Lee


... that's helpful info, thanks, will check them out ... regarding the "larger diameter" is that 25% larger ... or more, or less??
 
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Re:grips 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
Put the ISO grips on but really didnt like the look. Went with Avon's BUT I got the knurled solid anodized one's (no cushion or rubber of any kind). With no bar end weights and these grips you do feel it, your hands do get a bit numb but damn can you feel the bike. And that is what I wanted. I like em' rough and rattling!!! guess I should have bought a.......
 
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Re:grips 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
Probably 25 - 30% larger.
 
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Re:grips 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
whitegold wrote:
I do appreciate the help and I think that I;ll steer clear of the visegrips idea, but thanks anyway jona. avon look like stock are they different? thanks. ride with a smile

they are a little bigger, and with the three cushions they seem to really fit my hands well. Well worth the $ for me anyway.
 
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