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    Original Grip Buddies

    Anyone use these ?
    Does the heat from the heted grips radiate through them ?

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    Yes it does. Very well, actually. I stopped by the booth at the MOA rally last summer and felt them. I put a set in my son's Christmas stocking and got one for myself as well. It's a good product and worth the money.

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    The grips on my F800 are just shy of the softness of a hockey puck. I was looking at their web site the other night thinking they may give a little extra cushion
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    I just took mine off. One year old and the material started to break down. I was never a big fan of the fact that they have a seem. I will be lookiing for other options (seemless).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sedanman View Post
    I just took mine off. One year old and the material started to break down. I was never a big fan of the fact that they have a seem. I will be lookiing for other options (seemless).
    I have a similar product that does not have a seam. Great for keeping the hands more comfortable, although with mine, the heat from the grips can be felt (with winter gloves), but not as strongly as without the grip covers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sedanman View Post
    I just took mine off. One year old and the material started to break down. I was never a big fan of the fact that they have a seem. I will be lookiing for other options (seemless).
    I had the first set start to crack and break down within a month. The replaced them free of charge and there are no problems with this set after a year of use.

    I don't mind the seam since I always wear gloves. I do like the tactile surface and that I can grip them with my gorilla hands and not have numb fingers after riding.

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    Grip Puppies have no seam, and are available in different thicknesses.
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    I've been using original Beemer buddies and while they do have a seam, if you're careful with placement during installation, you don't really notice it. Just keep it down at the bottom of the grip past where your fingertips end. I haven't had any trouble with the material and they're pretty much good as new after a year and about 6000 miles.

    The heat comes through the grips fine. Overall I'm very pleased with them!
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    I picked up a pair of Beemer Buddies a while back. They do pad the grips a little and make them a little fatter so they do seem to help. However, the original grips on my RS are pretty fat already so I had to stretch the buddies quite a bit to make them fit. I could just barely get them to connect. If they were a little longer they'd probably fit & work better. For newer bikes with skinnier, more cylindrical grips they'd probably work better.
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