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    Grip puppies verses ????
    on: Jan 21, 2020, 08.27 pm
    Jan 21, 2020, 08.27 pm
    Has anyone had grip puppies and tried other brands? I've had the grab on grips and am looking for better. If you've had better, why are they better? I need to be able to get them in the U.S. Thank you.

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    Re: Grip puppies verses ????
    Reply #1 on: Jan 21, 2020, 09.21 pm
    Jan 21, 2020, 09.21 pm
    Most of the beemer guys swear by Original Grip Buddies.  I'm on my second set of them on the Trophy.  Not expensive, not overly thick, wetsuit type neoprene, and feel comfortable.  May have to trim the length since they're made to fit beemer grips.  Honestly I don't remember if I had to trim mine or not.
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    Re: Grip puppies verses ????
    Reply #2 on: Jan 21, 2020, 09.31 pm
    Jan 21, 2020, 09.31 pm
     I use Grip Puppies - and, yeah, I had to trim the length a bit.  I like the original grips but I was wearing them out - the left one in particular.  They took a little getting used to. They do diminish the intensity of the heat of the grips a little.
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    Re: Grip puppies verses ????
    Reply #3 on: Jan 21, 2020, 09.34 pm
    Jan 21, 2020, 09.34 pm
    What trophied said.
    And yes, you did have to trim them.
    I have used them on my last six motorcycles.
    It's usually the very first farkle I add.  :028:

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    Re: Grip puppies verses ????
    Reply #4 on: Jan 21, 2020, 10.29 pm
    Jan 21, 2020, 10.29 pm
    I use Grip Puppies.

    I haven't tried any other Brands, though I suspect they are all much the same,
    or even all made in the same Chinese factory and sent out in different packaging !

    For me, with my ageing hands becoming slighty arthritic,
    I find they make the Throttle much easier to control,
    in addition to reducing a lot of vibration.

    Heated Grips still work fine - they just ttake an extra minute or so for the heat to work its way through.



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    Re: Grip puppies verses ????
    Reply #5 on: Jan 21, 2020, 10.34 pm
    Jan 21, 2020, 10.34 pm
    I've only used Grip Puppies on my current Trophy and on previous BMW R1200RT, BMW R1200GSA and two Super Tenere's. Yes they do limit the heat coming through, but they open up your grip and help prevent cramping. Wouldn't fit anything else. Many, many kilometres ridden with them and very happy. :821: :158:
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    Re: Grip puppies verses ????
    Reply #6 on: Jan 22, 2020, 12.14 am
    Jan 22, 2020, 12.14 am
    If you go to a tubular grip cover you might try using a plastic newspaper bag or bread bag to slide them into place then remove it.  A trick the rehab people use to get compression hose on people who have had knee replacements.  No air, no water, just slide them into place and pull the plastic out.  Just a thought.
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    Re: Grip puppies verses ????
    Reply #7 on: Jan 22, 2020, 11.04 pm
    Jan 22, 2020, 11.04 pm
    trophied, good tip. A bit like putting your feet/leg into a plastic garbage bag then into your boots. Keeps the feet dry and is easy on and off. Cheers.   :028:
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