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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2019, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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Grips - post your bought or diy grips here

Let's see what you hold. I'm on the market for new ones, but have not seen many posts about the ones out there on the road. Im particularly interested in how people have made their own since it's pretty easy. I was thinking of using old bicylcle inner tubes.

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A while back you could find the Kuryakyn ISO grips for about $22 on ebay, they start around $28 now. Got mine with the spiked ends and palm rest. They're great, very comfy.

Bar size is 7/8".


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I've been lookin at those, they're still about the same price. How do they hold up durability wise?

'85 Vn700 salvaged in 2015 for $500 Speedo broke at 85k mi
Lowered with 10" shocks
full shave, pods
new tank
new tire
new fork seals
Back to stock seat
scrapped in 2017

'86 Vn750 Also $500 aquired in 2018
Currently in pieces
Earshave
Lowered with suzuki savage shocks
Lubing the splines
Painting tank & fenders
Replacing broken front exhaust manifold
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Fantastic. Been on there 2-3 years and still look new, but I don't leave the bike out in the rain.

I like them so well, they're going on all my ATVs. Comfortable, and you get a good grip with them. Big switch from the thin rubber superbike grips that came on it.

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Hands down the factory grips are the best on the bike. Preferences will vary for style, but nothing is as comfortable and grips like the stock rubber ones. I paid more for new oem stock grips than i ever have for any aftermarket ones. The problem usually is most people just don’t ride their bikes. They may weekend warrior, or a couple times a month, but they don’t use their bike every day or for long periods at a time. When you just ride “sometimes” you can be more into how AwEsOMe they look. Persons like myself and others that i know who ride every time the sun comes up, all day, unanimously agree the stock grips are the best by a LONG SHOT. This is the opinion of who i know, your mileage may vary.

I’ve never heard, not once, the stock grips are uncomfortable, slippery, or bad in any way. So even if they don’t bling bling and twinkle in your eye, for the purpose of being handle grips they are fantastic and i can ride 8 hours with no hand fatigue....... 7.5 hours long than the next closest thing i can do before hand fatigue.


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Have you ever had a set of ISOs in your hands? ISOs may be pretty, but they can't help it. They're comfy and cool. The air flows under your hands too.

Those stock grips are just weird.

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Have I tried is a harder question than have i not tried....... Iíve had a few.....

These grips on the KZ are steel and were the SECOND most comfortable ones Iíve used, but $135.
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.......and we are talking about 20+ things that have handlebars not including my jet skis.

Iíve actually looked into vulcan grips for my skiís.
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Have you ever had a set of ISOs in your hands? They're also steel, with rubber pads.

The first pic of the Kaw... there are ISO grips like those. You can pay $90-100 for ISOs, if you go to the bike shop.

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