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    Original Grip Buddies recommendation

    Sorry if this has been said before, but allow me to recommend the Original Grip Buddies:

    http://www.originalbeemerbuddies.com ??

    I've a had a few imitations before these, but these are the real thing, and the others pale in comparison. The Grip Buddies are well made, they are very easy to install, and they work very well. Hands and fingers are more relaxed due to the lighter pressure needed to hold the grips, and the bigger diameter, especially on the throttle side, of course. They dampen vibrations, and they are overall soft and sweet to the hands. Give them a try. And the service is A+. No, I have no vested interest in the company

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammam View Post
    Sorry if this has been said before, but allow me to recommend the Original Grip Buddies:

    http://www.originalbeemerbuddies.com ??

    I've a had a few imitations before these, but these are the real thing, and the others pale in comparison. The Grip Buddies are well made, they are very easy to install, and they work very well. Hands and fingers are more relaxed due to the lighter pressure needed to hold the grips, and the bigger diameter, especially on the throttle side, of course. They dampen vibrations, and they are overall soft and sweet to the hands. Give them a try. And the service is A+. No, I have no vested interest in the company
    I would like a set of these but I suppose it would make the heated grips ineffective?
    Rob C. , Raleigh, NC
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboRider View Post
    I would like a set of these but I suppose it would make the heated grips ineffective?
    I have them on my GS and the heated grips work fine, even on low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by widebmw View Post
    i have them on my gs and the heated grips work fine, even on low.
    sold!
    Rob C. , Raleigh, NC
    '10 R12RT, R90/6
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    I like the fact that the adhesive sticks the "buddy" to the grip, but don't have anything nice to say about velcro. Still, these should work far better than the similar grip covers I've used that don't have the adhesive.

    The thick grip puppies I got from CA Sport Touring fit me better since I have big hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post

    The thick grip puppies I got from CA Sport Touring fit me better since I have big hands.
    How do those work with heated grips, Tom?
    Rob C. , Raleigh, NC
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    I pulled the trigger on a set today. Lots of recommendation on advrider forums indicating they work quite well with heated grips. I'm doing an overlay over well worn stock grips and don't care to shell out for marginal new grips when they need something else for my big mitts anyway.

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    I can't read.

    I have the Grip Puppies not the Grip Buddies.

    http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=76265

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboRider View Post
    How do those work with heated grips, Tom?
    They work fine with heated grips, no gluing and they cost less! Just apply a little soapy water to the inside and slip 'em on over the stock grips.... EZ

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    Grip Puppies on my GS. I think it takes a bit longer to come up to temperature but otherwise the heated grips work fine.

    Installation on my GS with pics: http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gs/20...-grip-puppies/

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    Grip Puppies on my GS. I think it takes a bit longer to come up to temperature but otherwise the heated grips work fine.
    Yeah, they take a little longer with grip covers, but you still get heat.
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    Grip Buddies

    I got a pair of these early in the season this year and I like them very much. They cut down on the motorcycle vibration and are much easier to grip because they make my grips bigger and more cushioned. The heated grips work fine with these on and as was mentioned earlier it just takes a little longer for them to heat up, but not much. I would recommend these to anyone looking to be more comfortable on longer distance rides.

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    I put a pair on in June and I have to say that I really like them! I didn't even use the stick tape, just pulled them tight and velcroed them on, haven't moved a bit and are so much more comfortable!
    Ride Safe,
    Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firenailer View Post
    I put a pair on in June and I have to say that I really like them! I didn't even use the stick tape, just pulled them tight and velcroed them on, haven't moved a bit and are so much more comfortable!
    They will start moving on you. The adhesive is what makes this particular design stand out.
    Salty Fog Rally 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO 2014!

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    I got a pair but they kept breaking loose. I then got the solid tubes and they have been great. Heat comes thru a little slower.

    Rob Lessen
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