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Offline cozmo1589

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Grip Puppies
« on: January 04, 2014, 04:53:52 PM »
So today I've fitted these, for those who have not heard of or ever seen them they are called Grip Puppies and are installed over your bikes original grips. Personally I found the CT grips a little narrower than those on my other bikes and I like a wider feel and as they are spongy they help reduce any vibrations felt through the bars. They work fine with heated grips, it takes a tiny little bit longer to heat up but once heated you wouldn't notice any difference. The bike feels a lot more comfy now I have these on. They cost anywhere between £12 & £15 delivered from eBay ;-)

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Re: Grip Puppies
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 09:18:48 AM »
I've got these too. I found the bars a bit "thin", these offer better grip for me and the heated grips still work through them.

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Re: Grip Puppies
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2015, 06:32:45 PM »
Saw this post and got them......excellent

Thanks lads

Offline Dave606

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Re: Grip Puppies
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2015, 07:35:23 PM »
I have them fitted too, makes the grips more comfortable

Offline leadfarmer

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Re: Grip Puppies
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2015, 08:18:47 PM »
Wow, haven't seen those for donkeys years

Had them on my RD 350 YPVS back when I was an egg  :169:
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Re: Grip Puppies
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2015, 03:38:59 AM »
Do they become sponges when it rains ?
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Re: Grip Puppies
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2015, 04:41:45 AM »
Funny enough, I've had a set in the garage for a while which I was going to fit this weekend, have the same concern as Nick about them getting soaked?

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Re: Grip Puppies
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2015, 10:17:42 AM »
I've had foam over grips since I got the bike last August, I always find Honda grips a bit narrow.

Once they 'break in' , that is they sort of form the shape of your hand around the grips, they are excellent. Mine were cheap eBay ones and cost less than a Tenner delivered.

Yes, they do get wet when it rains, but with guards on, when the bike is moving they don't soak up much, so little that I've never noticed!   When the bike stands, or when getting washed they get quite wet, but being sponge and firm grip and they are god enough to ride with - no wetter than normal grips would be when they are wet.