Advice Please - Handlebar Grips

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  1. nigelrb

    nigelrb Senior Member

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    One thing that annoys me with riding multiple bikes is that the hand grips are mostly different.

    I want to standardise a few bikes with the same grips. I prefer the thicker type because I like to wrap my hand around a thick slightly spongy bar (please stay away from that @Lozzy ) that might absorb some vibration also.

    Solely for road riding (no track). Any recommendations please? (Heated grips not necessary either)
     
  2. Lozzy

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    I think Blink may be able to help more with that :D

    Or even @Selmer50mark ...he's branching out these days I hear:D
     
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    Ps I was going to suggest @bazzashadow for advice but maybe not thinking about it..

     
  4. Bikeboy

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    Is there a bike you have that you like the grips on?
     
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    nigelrb Senior Member

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    Couldn't damn well help yourself, could you @Lozzy . I just knew if I fed you a line you'd jump at it. :)

    We could do 'stand up' together, but then I imagine you more horizontal than vertical!!:eek::eek:;)
     
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  7. dmc12

    dmc12 New Member

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    Had Oxford heated grips on both my bikes, prefer them to the skinnier ones that were on before. The local bike shop was appalled when I said I'd be using it on track and I was putting on fatter heated ones. But absolutely no probs in any use case as far as I'm concerned!
     
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    I have a set of these on one of my bikes, they are really good. Use them mainly for their vibration dampening properties.
     
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    nigelrb Senior Member

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    You're the man!

    Perfect. Just ordered two sets:D. (for starters;))
     
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    nigelrb Senior Member

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    Ordered, paid for, and received withing 24 hours. Damn amazing. Now to decide which two bikes to put them on first:rolleyes:.

    Grips.jpg
     
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    nigelrb Senior Member

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    Now for the intelligent stuff.

    On looking at these grips, they appear no more than elaborate plumbing insulation.

    Enter, intelligence mode.

    Google 'plumbing insulation'.

    Check prices and delivery.

    Done!!:D Two metres for £7.44 - most of which is delivery.

    Capture Plumbing.jpg
     
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    hitch Well-Known Member

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    I want to know how well they hold up in the pissing rain.
    Can you please put them on the SP2 and go out this afternoon when it's lashing down to provide the necessary information.

    Thank you
     
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    nigelrb Senior Member

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    Have you had some sort of a brain fade?

    I won't even put my helmet out in the rain, and you ask of me to torture my SP2?

    Well, I'll tell you where my grips can go, AND the 2 metre length of plumbing rubber, and it's not in the void of your lipstick-ridden mouth.:);)

    In all seriousness though, the texture of the 'Puppies' is rather soft, and I suspect they might not wear well, especially on the left where so much abrasion is caused by clutch operation. Perhaps @CharlieR85 might provide his experience?
     
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    I was not at all keen on the Grip Puppies myself.
     
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  17. CharlieR85

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    Had the puppies on for 8500miles on my BMW, no issues with them holding water (even when washing the bike). No issues with abrasion either, they still look as good as the day I put them on.
     
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    Thanks. I'll keep them in my 'alternative options' list.;)
     
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    nigelrb Senior Member

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    Cheers, Charlie.

    That's inspiring, because I won't achieve 8,500 miles on some of my bikes in my remaining lifetime. Sounds like a wise investment:).
     
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    At 4:06 it does not look or sound right;):p:p:p:p:p
     

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