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    Thumbs up Arthritic hand relief

    Purchased a pair of Grip Buddies and installed.Took a couple hour ride up Sierra Highway today and what a relief. They are simple to install ,took a little to get used to but I have pins in my knuckles from an old injury that has developed arthritis and they definitely made a difference.Plus there cheaper then buying gel gloves for three times the price and wearing them out in 6 months.I am going to buy a second pair for my dual sport.

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    It's great that you can enjoy riding again. A good solution for others with similar problems

    I hope you have many safe and enjoyable miles ahead of you
    Anthony S.
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    Nice tip:)

    Now I need one for my fractured neck, just 3 days old. I have been in good care, with lots of medical attention, just needing some good hope to tag along. I have seen those hand aides you mention at dealers, good to hear something like that helps. BTW, the neck is not bike related injury. Mostly me getting older and not caring for myself well enough. I hard lesson i'm picking up on quickly. Randy

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    The grips on my RT seem to be small and the return spring seems strong so that tends to make my right wrist get tired after a while. My solution was to increase the size of the grip with the beemer buddies.

    http://originalbeemerbuddies.com/

    Although they seem a little overpriced to me for what they are they work very well.

    I also had another reason for them: My grips were waring out and I didn't want to go thru replacing them.

    Look into them. Maybe they are the solution.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polarbear View Post
    Now I need one for my fractured neck, just 3 days old. I have been in good care, with lots of medical attention, just needing some good hope to tag along. I have seen those hand aides you mention at dealers, good to hear something like that helps. BTW, the neck is not bike related injury. Mostly me getting older and not caring for myself well enough. I hard lesson i'm picking up on quickly. Randy

    Well........glad to hear it's not motorcycle related, but sorry you're hurtin' Heal up quick....Summer's short enough!

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    +1 on grip buddies.

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    I installed the beemerbuddies as well, and can't say enough about them. After 450 miles last Friday my hands felt really good! Best $20 I ever spent.
    Ride Safe,
    Bob
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    Thumbs up

    I just ordered a set. I'm looking forward to having them in time for the jaunt out to Sedalia, a.k.a. the sauna.

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    I am glad to see this. I have nerve problems an recently had the nerve in my left elbow relocated and have numbness in my left ring finger and pinky. Now I am getting numbness while riding on my throttle side. I will have to try these and see if it helps.

    Any issues with them interfering with the function/effectiveness of the heated grips?
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    Yeah, the foam grip thingies help and I even turn on the grip heaters in the summer sometimes.
    Salty Fog Rally 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO 2014!

    -Tom (KA1TOX)

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    1. Foam grips over the standard grips definitely reduce vibration. (Can't remember the brand I bought, but not BMW.)
    2. Some form of a "throttle lock" allows you to lightly rest your right hand over the grip rather than grip it, which of course you can always do with your left hand. Of course, if you "search the forum," you will find widely different views on the safety of these devices. My personal belief is that they ARE safe, but I couldn't find a commercial device for my bike and had to create my own which BARELY holds the throttle at any given opening.
    3. If foam grips don't completely do it for you, look into some form of throttle lock for your bike. Good luck on finding more comfortable riding.
    Doug
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hexkopf View Post
    I am glad to see this. I have nerve problems an recently had the nerve in my left elbow relocated and have numbness in my left ring finger and pinky. Now I am getting numbness while riding on my throttle side. I will have to try these and see if it helps.

    Any issues with them interfering with the function/effectiveness of the heated grips?
    Hexkopf-

    OBB's definitely allow the heat from your heated grips to come though to your hands. There are a number of reports on other forums which actually discuss that the OBB's improve the function of the heated grips in that they keep the heat from dissipating so quickly, and work to "concentrate" the heat better.

    Best of luck,

    Dave R.

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    That's good to know. I will be getting a pair. For $25 bucks it is an inexpensive and useful farkle.
    Integrity is what you do when no one is looking.

    2008 R1200R Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hexkopf View Post
    That's good to know. I will be getting a pair. For $25 bucks it is an inexpensive and useful farkle.
    Be sure to let me know what you think.

    Dave R.

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    I just got mine. Tried grip puppies ad trashed them the day I put them on. Initial impression is excellent. I get a bit of distinct buzz in the bars around, well, cruising speed. I look forward to trying them at speed. Customer service was old school. Will probably get a set for my R75.
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