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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-28-2008, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Managed to slip a few things past wife, so figure I might as well keep going till she says something.

Stock grips on it now, just wondering what everyone that has changed them has gone to.
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I bought some Kuryakans from Jamie when he was parting his bike out, but I think they're too big for my hands (really nice - just don't have that big a grip).
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The Kurys are kinda fat. I put em on mine (and now the left one won't come off thanks to the glue that came with them). It was kinda uncomfortable for me. I prefer the old ones I had - cheapo foam and plastic/chrome ones form Cycle Gear.

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Might rule them out then. Don't want them too much bigger than they are now.

Looked at ebay, and I'm not buying the 6 dollar grips either. Would like them to last a while.
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This is about as subjective as asking about seats...but I been using the Pro Grips Superbike Gel grips on my bikes. Softer tackier rubber than the stock grip, and not thick like the Kury's. (which I think look good but feel like I am holding a sex toy)

Pro Grips makes around 80 diffrent types of grips, I think I had the 699 grips on the Vulcan:

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I have the Pro Grip TOURING GEL MODEL 862 GRIPS which I think are more comfortable then the stock and provide less hand fatigue on longer rides and add to the look of the bike.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/PROGRIP-TOU...4731_10111.jcw
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I have the Pro Grip TOURING GEL MODEL 862 GRIPS which I think are more comfortable then the stock and provide less hand fatigue on longer rides and add to the look of the bike.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/PROGRIP-TOU...4731_10111.jcw
Those are right in line with what I'm looking for. Got gel grips on all the quads, but wanted something that looked better than stock too.

Just what I need, another box showing up at the house. The wife gets to the mail before I do.
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Pro-Grips are good, affordable, and have lots of choices.

I also bought a set of Kurys, and I like them, and will leave them, but IMVHO, they a little too "fat", and they're not as comfy to me as I was expecting based on all I read.

They have the ISO pads on two sides of the grip body, which leaves to flat spots in between. It took me a while to get used to them because they felt, and operated like they were "oval"....

They are very well made, and definitely a quality item, I'd just recommend trying to grab some already installed before you buy, just to get an idea, because they can be pricey as well.
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The Kurys are pricey. I gotta quit thinking of things to add or do to the bike. Or space them out a little better.

I want to replace the stock horn too. That one I might be able to slip by her.

It's a safety issue.
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...not thick like the Kury's. (which I think look good but feel like I am holding a sex toy)
Oh, great. First I get all upset that my local Kawasaki stealership's service center couldn't be bothered to install a set of the Kury's for me. Then I take a closer look at them and now am having reservations on putting them on at all, as they do seem thicker than I might like. And now this image you give is going to be STUCK IN MY HEAD. Curse you KM!!

(...think I'm gonna stick with the stockers for now...)

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