Hand grips?

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Hand grips?

Post by MartyL » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:36 pm

Thinking of getting new hand grips for my 2010 Gear Up. Would like something fatter than the stock ones which I think are IMO cheap. What diameter would fit and what would be a good recommendation? Thanks!
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Re: Hand grips?

Post by windmill » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:12 pm

I like the classic Gran Turismo GT grips, but the original NOS 2 layer, outer solid over ribbed inner are very hard to find.

Contemporary solid copies are common, and pretty good too. I find the barrel shape reduces fatigue, especially on longer rides.
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The classic "coke bottle" is another that works well for me.
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Re: Hand grips?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:24 pm

I'm more of a Biltwell Thruster or Renegade man, m'self.

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https://www.biltwellinc.com/collections/grips
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Re: Hand grips?

Post by Eric N » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:43 pm

+1 on the Biltwell Thrusters

They are a softer material, thicker, nice feel.

The softness tends to wear, I go through a pair a year.

Last experiment are some knockoffs from Amazon that have very similar feel, a little firmer, vibe is they'll hold up better but are super close.

https://www.amazon.com/surpassme-Motorc ... B0797XVMFF
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Re: Hand grips?

Post by tgtrotter » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:30 am

These look blacked out. They have been fat and comfy on my '04 RoadGlide and '95 Standard. May be too bulky on your Ural if you're looking form over function.
https://shop-imz-ural.com/products/kuryakyn-iso-grips

I'm pretty sure I have stock grips on my '07 Patrol and have thought of switching them out. But really no need to for me. I think there ok / good but nothing special about the looks. I imagine the stock ones wet could be slippery.
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Re: Hand grips?

Post by Snakeoil » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:54 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:24 pm
I'm more of a Biltwell Thruster or Renegade man, m'self.


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https://www.biltwellinc.com/collections/grips
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Re: Hand grips?

Post by bratmanxj » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:04 am

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pro-Grip-714 ... /176126221

I've had these inexpensive grips on multiple dirt bikes, street bikes, & jetskis over the years with no issues. Hold up well to both abuse & sun damage. I ended up installing them last year on the Ural. The stock Ural had worn slick and were rock-hard, these have a soft rubbery-gummy feel providing nice cushioning as well as tackiness not needing to "death grip" the throttle to hold speed.
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Re: Hand grips?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:10 pm

Yeah, they're a little tacky, but I don't think the look will clash with the Ural aesthetic too much. :lol:

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Re: Hand grips?

Post by chaos2 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:12 pm

I put these over the stock grips years ago, they must be good because I've never given them a second thought https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000W ... UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Hand grips?

Post by dogboy443 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:49 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:24 pm
I'm more of a Biltwell Thruster or Renegade man, m'self.


2020-07-29 19.21.47.jpg
2020-07-29 19.22.38.jpg

https://www.biltwellinc.com/collections/grips
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Re: Hand grips?

Post by dogboy443 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:52 am

I've been using Lowbrow Customs Fish Scales grips. Real nice and they keep the grip.
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Re: Hand grips?

Post by sagerat » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:05 pm

I’ve used Beemer buddies in the past; wraparound foam grips that cover the stock ones.
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Re: Hand grips?

Post by Lmo » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:16 pm

Biltwell "Recoil" grips for me, thanks. Mine are two years old and are holding up well.

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Re: Hand grips?

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:34 pm

I have huge hands.
I wear 2XL vinyl gloves and some safety type gloves from WestChester I need a 3XL.

I wanted the absolute fattest grips I could find so I bought a set of the foam ones a few years back.
Can't recall brand or store but they were basically the fattest, cheapest dirtbike grips I could find on a site, probably motorcyclesuperstore or some other site with cheap stuff.

They work great and really reduce the amount of felt shock and vibration, especially for offroading.
Mine have gotten a little compressed and worn over the years so it's time to look at something new.

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Re: Hand grips?

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:39 pm

I found my receipt from 2013...it was MotorcycleSuperstore.com, which is now JP cycles.
I paid $10.99 for what the receipt says were "BikeMaster Grab-On Comfort Road Grips."
JP Cycles doens't appear to have them but Chapparal does, still $10.99.

https://www.chapmoto.com/grab-on-comfor ... s-317-9221

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