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Softer grips

Postby vmx1200 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:14 pm

I didn’t manage to use my 78 R100RS last year as I had an op on my right shoulder so was excited to go for a run out with the club on Sunday , we covered just over 100 miles some in the dry and some in the wet, by the time I got home both hands were aching and tingling.

I used to ride large distances on the bike however I think age may be catching up with me (state pension in two weeks’ time :roll: )

I have adjusted the bars to be horizontal at the grips which has helped marginally and was wondering if anyone could recommend a different make of grip, preferable something softer that is easier on the palm and absorbs vibration assuming of course our bikes take standard sized grips

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Re: Softer grips

Postby goldenoldy » Mon May 14, 2018 6:27 pm

Hi, I fitted a pair of Grip Puppies from Amazon to my
1200rt.. Oxford also make something similar. They certainly helped me.
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Re: Softer grips

Postby kettle738 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:51 pm

Plus one for Grip Puppies, the only slight snag I envisage is, the R100 grips have a slight taper, but the grip puppies are extremely flexible so it should still be possible to fit them.

The benefits are, they give extra isolation from vibration and as the circumference of the grip is made larger they are that much easier to hold on to.

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Re: Softer grips

Postby SteveD » Tue May 15, 2018 9:30 am

I prefer pussy grips. :cool: :wink: Available via ebay.
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Re: Softer grips

Postby CharlieVictor » Tue May 15, 2018 1:01 pm

Plus one for Grip Puppies, the only slight snag I envisage is, the R100 grips have a slight taper, but the grip puppies are extremely flexible so it should still be possible to fit them.

The benefits are, they give extra isolation from vibration and as the circumference of the grip is made larger they are that much easier to hold on to.

Mick.
Interesting... I must admit that after half an hour of riding vibrations in the palm of my hands become annoying...
I was checking the Grip Puppies, but it says they fit OVER the standard grips... Is that correct?
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Re: Softer grips

Postby kettle738 » Tue May 15, 2018 1:13 pm

Yes, that is correct......hence my slight reservation about the tapered nature of r100 grips and getting them over the thick end....they are usually fitted using soapy water as a temporary lubricant....if they seem a fraction too long, don't cut them short, they will fit just fine with no bunching.....it's easy to cut them to what looks like the correct length only to find you have overdone it.......DAMHIK.

You end up with a cushioned grip that is appreciably larger than the original and far easier to grip.....if you can't get on with them....simply cut them off and no harm done.

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Re: Softer grips

Postby CharlieVictor » Tue May 15, 2018 2:52 pm

Thanks kettle.
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Re: Softer grips

Postby Roy Gavin » Wed May 16, 2018 1:47 am

Grip puppies seem to last me longer then the pussies, #1 on the advice not to shorten them
You usually stretch them when you are fitting them so just a bit of agentle massage will get the back to the unstretched size.

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Re: Softer grips

Postby vmx1200 » Wed May 16, 2018 10:55 am

Thanks for the recommendations; I have ordered a set of Grip Puppies, I like the fact you don't have to remove the original grips. I will give feedback on fitting them and their effectiveness.
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Re: Softer grips

Postby Mark Esposito » Wed May 16, 2018 12:22 pm

I did a search on eBay for pussy grips, although one pair of motorcycle bar grips came up, so did some items that I would not fit to my motorcycle !

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Re: Softer grips

Postby SteveD » Wed May 16, 2018 12:39 pm

I did a search on eBay for pussy grips, although one pair of motorcycle bar grips came up, so did some items that I would not fit to my motorcycle !
Buy 'em anyhow Mark. Let yerself go! We're here for a good time, not a long time. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: RE: Re: Softer grips

Postby Mark Esposito » Wed May 16, 2018 12:41 pm

I don't think the flesh colour would go with Yukon blue !


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Re: Softer grips

Postby SteveD » Wed May 16, 2018 12:50 pm

As long as it matches the seat.
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Re: Softer grips

Postby CharlieVictor » Wed May 16, 2018 7:41 pm

Thanks for the recommendations; I have ordered a set of Grip Puppies, I like the fact you don't have to remove the original grips. I will give feedback on fitting them and their effectiveness.
So have I =D>
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Re: Softer grips

Postby kettle738 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:29 pm

Fitting them is a little counter-intuitive in that you will seemingly be stretching them beyond a reasonable amount......having fitted several sets though, the key is patience and plenty of lubrication with a soapy water solution.....the second one is much easier than the first.

Once they dry out, which won't take long, they should not move on the original grip at all.

Mick.

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Re: Softer grips

Postby Jon K » Thu May 17, 2018 8:49 pm

Doesn’t anyone sell gloves with padded palms?

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Re: Softer grips

Postby CharlieVictor » Sat May 19, 2018 8:53 pm

Grips Puppies installed. Very comfortable.
Test tomorrow
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Re: Softer grips

Postby windmill john » Sat May 19, 2018 9:25 pm

Grips Puppies installed. Very comfortable.
Test tomorrow

You’ve obviously only bought them because you couldn’t balance your carbs following the tight cable and couldn’t cope with the vibes :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Re: Softer grips

Postby CharlieVictor » Sun May 20, 2018 9:16 am

Grips Puppies installed. Very comfortable.
Test tomorrow

You’ve obviously only bought them because you couldn’t balance your carbs following the tight cable and couldn’t cope with the vibes :grin: :grin: :grin:

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Re: Softer grips

Postby CharlieVictor » Sun May 20, 2018 10:01 am

Thanks for the recommendations; I have ordered a set of Grip Puppies, I like the fact you don't have to remove the original grips. I will give feedback on fitting them and their effectiveness.
I found the price £12 totally disproportionate to the product, which is basically a piece of hose with foam around it. Looks like it could come from the next door dollar store.

Let's hope it's efficient
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