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Old 08-25-2010, 10:19 PM
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What size did you get and did you need to do any trimming? I noticed the Puppies were 5" wide and the stock grips were narrower than that. I had something like these on my DR 650 and want a pair for the Versys. Thank you.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:21 PM
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I'm kind of curious about this myself. I would like larger diameter grips, but I'm not sure I want soft, foamy grips.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:43 PM
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Got the smaller size, had to trim the ends, somewhere between a half inch and one inch. Just make a nice neat cut and you can't even tell. I like them, and I was only out $10 if I didn't. They're one of the cheaper farkles.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:34 AM
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Using BMW grips
http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1350...62376558gEOSkv

Good and not expensive. Mine was given by MY RED.

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Old 08-26-2010, 06:56 AM
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Got the smaller size, had to trim the ends, somewhere between a half inch and one inch. Just make a nice neat cut and you can't even tell. I like them, and I was only out $10 if I didn't. They're one of the cheaper farkles.
They're not a cure-all , but they do help IMO. Plus, I've found the larger diameter grip more comfortable on long rides.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:13 AM
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I have used them for about 10 years on 4 different bike and 2 wave runners. I soap the puppy and grip with Simple green and slid them on. I make sure the whole puppy is on so I have never had to cut one. I also always wear a padded glove.... work glove or mountain bike glove.
Note... if you use soap to install take a garden hose and soke the puppy to remove any extra soap.

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Old 08-26-2010, 08:27 AM
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I love the fact that with the 'puppies' on the grips now fill my hands properly.

Why do they make the grips so darned slim to start with......????? Every bike I sampled prior to finding the "V" suffered from the same design flaw.

Grip puppies to the rescue!!!!!!
Gotta love'em! and they look good too.
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They are great. Makes the grip fit your hand. The skinny grips on most bikes are a puzzle to me too. It is easy to put grip warmer heating elements between the puppies and stock grips also. Got em on my bike here.
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They are great. Makes the grip fit your hand. The skinny grips on most bikes are a puzzle to me too. It is easy to put grip warmer heating elements between the puppies and stock grips also. Got em on my bike here.
Which grip heaters are you using? I'm probably going to need to do this before November commuting...
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:32 AM
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Small size and I did not have to cut them. I use an air compressor to install. Just start it on the grip, squeeze the loose end while inserting the air gun. It pumps air into the puppie and it slides right over the grip. I install them on every bike I own.
May not be everybody's cup of tea though because it makes the grip bigger.
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Got the smaller size, had to trim the ends, somewhere between a half inch and one inch. Just make a nice neat cut and you can't even tell. I like them, and I was only out $10 if I didn't. They're one of the cheaper farkles.
I trimmed mine as well. You can't tell where I cut them. They work great a helping SIGNIFICANTLY reduce the hand grip vibration and are great on Long rides.

I've had mine on for over 13,000 miles. Still look like new
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Where do you guys order your puppies from?
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Where do you guys order your puppies from?
Here: http://www.casporttouring.com/cst/motorcycle/hand_cont_$50/GPSMALL.html
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just ordered my 'puppies'!!!
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Which grip heaters are you using? I'm probably going to need to do this before November commuting...
They are from Daul Star. the part number is 20-10001-175 heated grip kit external wrap. $34.95. also got the rubber boot for the toggle switch 20-10001-180. Here's the link. You won't need any glue.

http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Ride...d_grip_kit.htm

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Love my puppies! Wrist and arm pain have almost gone!
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:28 AM
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You can order puppies from cycle gadets for about $10.00 a pair. Cb
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Here: http://www.casporttouring.com/cst/motorcycle/hand_cont_$50/GPSMALL.html
Curious how you combined Grip Puppies and Cramp Buster.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:24 AM
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Curious how you combined Grip Puppies and Cramp Buster.
I strapped mine over top of the grip puppies! No prob.

Not the best photos, but some I have.



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Old 11-04-2012, 03:56 PM
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I forget what size I bought, but I had to trim a bit on mine. It wasn't much, one side I cut perfectly and you can't tell anything was done to it, on the other one, the cut is a little crooked but you can't really tell because it is on the inside side. I really like them for a few reasons:
  • They do noticeably dampen vibration--not a huge difference but you do notice it. Add gloves with gel padded palms and it really is noticeable.
  • I like the how they make the grip thicker--just seems to fit my hand better and is more comfortable for me.
  • They wear like iron! Mine have been on for over 2 years and 30,000 plus miles and they are virtually like new. I like how you can rotate them too--I get a flat spot on the outside portion of the clutch side from bracing myself while braking (flattens the gel on my gloves there too). But when they flatten out a bit you can rotate them forward and get the flat spot away and bring up a fresh section. Unless they wear out from the elements (sun, water, etc.) in the coming years, I can see them lasting practically forever.

Best 10 bucks I ever spent!
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