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    Avon Grips
    on: Jun 21, 2017, 05.30 am
    Jun 21, 2017, 05.30 am
    Has anyone had any experience with Avon Grips on the TTSE?  I saw them at Daytona several years ago and they seemed very comfortable; however, I already had Iso-Grips on my Rocket and didn't need to change.

    I don't like the Iso-Grips for the TTSE - they seem cruiserish and inappropriate.  I'd like to get some feedback on the Avons - if anyone has used them.  I did a forum search, but it yielded nothing.

    Any informed opinions or experiences would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Avon Grips
    Reply #1 on: Jun 21, 2017, 06.09 am
    Jun 21, 2017, 06.09 am
    I have no expereience of "Avon Grips" or "ISO Grips",
    but I do find the stock Handlebar Grips a bit on the small size,
    and have fitted "Grip Buddies" ( also known as "Grip Puppies" ).

    They are very comfortable - as they make the hand grips "fatter"
    I dont have to clench my fists as much, and they also reduce any vibration.

    It does take a litttle longer for the Heated Grips to warm up,
    but tha'ts not been a probem - not this week anyway !

    I had to cut the length down slightly for a perfect fit,
    and don't think they look "Cruiser-ish" at all  :028:

    Cheers  :821:

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    Re: Avon Grips
    Reply #2 on: Jun 21, 2017, 11.08 am
    Jun 21, 2017, 11.08 am
    Totally agree with you coconut. One of the first items I fit to all my new bikes. I also think the Trophy's standard grips are on the small size. Also they reduce the road vibration coming through the bars, especially on long rides. Certainly a cheap fix, like a bigger screen, better tyres.................................. sorry, I got carried away. :038:
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    Re: Avon Grips
    Reply #3 on: Jun 28, 2017, 11.45 pm
    Jun 28, 2017, 11.45 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    I have no expereience of "Avon Grips" or "ISO Grips",
    but I do find the stock Handlebar Grips a bit on the small size,
    and have fitted "Grip Buddies" ( also known as "Grip Puppies" ).

    They are very comfortable - as they make the hand grips "fatter"
    I dont have to clench my fists as much, and they also reduce any vibration.

    It does take a litttle longer for the Heated Grips to warm up,
    but tha'ts not been a probem - not this week anyway !

    I had to cut the length down slightly for a perfect fit,
    and don't think they look "Cruiser-ish" at all  :028:

    Cheers  :821:



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    Re: Avon Grips
    Reply #4 on: Jun 29, 2017, 09.13 am
    Jun 29, 2017, 09.13 am
    Soak them in warm soapy water for a while, spray some soapy water on the bikes grips then slide the Avon/Puppy/whatever brand grips on. Takes a bit of effort, but then after drying all will be good. :169: :169:
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    Re: Avon Grips
    Reply #5 on: Jun 29, 2017, 09.44 pm
    Jun 29, 2017, 09.44 pm
    I've always had good experiences with grip puppies,

    Easy to fit
    Comfortable
    Good vibration reduction
    Seem to last well
    Cheap

    What's not to like?
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    Re: Avon Grips
    Reply #6 on: Jun 29, 2017, 10.11 pm
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    Some hairspray and a compressor and they go soooo easy :028:!

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    Re: Avon Grips
    Reply #7 on: Jun 30, 2017, 12.04 am
    Jun 30, 2017, 12.04 am
    Grip Buddies now has them cut to the correct length if you specify the Trophy 1200SE New Model in the comments of the order form.  I noticed on their fitment chart that the new Trophy 1200 was listed and when I re-ordered mine they came the right length.  There is also one model of BMW that requires a length that will fit the Trophy but I can't remember which one.   Somewhere related to the Grip Buddies I came across the different BMW grip lengths and that's what I used to order my standard grips.  Since I added heated grips I recently had to order new ones and they have the right length listed in the fitment chart now.  I lived with the standard grips for a while and it became really obvious with the physical condition my hands are in that I needed my Grip Buddies back!
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