Thicker grip - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
LAVersys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 481
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thicker grip

Hi All,

Searched, but didn't find anything.

Wondering if anyone make a thinker grips for our Versys... Is our grips sized 7/8?

Looking for thicker grips and some vibration damping type grips... Gel type or something...

Thanks.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Current bike
09 Kawasaki Versys

Previous bikes
07 Suzuki GSXR 1000
07 Yamaha FZ1
06 Harley Davidson Softail Deuce
06 BMW K1200 GT
05 Suzuki Vstrom 650
01 Yamaha Vstar 650
90 Yamaha FZR 600
7x Yamaha Enduro 125
LAVersys is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 06:41 AM
Member
 
STeelybeast's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ellijay & Suwanee, GA.
Posts: 136
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Just throwing this out and you may be aware of them, but I have Grip Puppies on mine and like them.

http://www.casporttouring.com/store/...ory_Code=grips
STeelybeast is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
LAVersys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 481
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by STeelybeast View Post
Just throwing this out and you may be aware of them, but I have Grip Puppies on mine and like them.

http://www.casporttouring.com/store/...ory_Code=grips
Thanks.

I had use grip puppies over the years with many of my bike. For some reason, with Versys; the grip puppy didn't last long. The last set was only good for 3 months, they were worn with holes on the lower palm area. With my other bike that I had before, they lasted years...

Anyway, any other grips out there that are thicker and better???

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Current bike
09 Kawasaki Versys

Previous bikes
07 Suzuki GSXR 1000
07 Yamaha FZ1
06 Harley Davidson Softail Deuce
06 BMW K1200 GT
05 Suzuki Vstrom 650
01 Yamaha Vstar 650
90 Yamaha FZR 600
7x Yamaha Enduro 125
LAVersys is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 07:41 AM
Member
 
brokenhat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hailfax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to brokenhat
I replaced the stock grips with the BMW Sport Grips which are slightly larger and have slightly better dampening.

Matt
2012 Versys, Vario ws, Barkbuster Storms, lowering blocks, flatfoot, Zumo GPS, Givi soft side bags, Axio tail bag, Wolfman Express tank bag
brokenhat is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 09:39 AM
Member
 
glowcat13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ware, Ma
Posts: 1,131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I have the sunline touring grips they are thicker you need to trim the edge off to reinstall the bar end weights and cost less than $15.00
glowcat13 is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 10:04 AM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,530
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Bought bicycle barrel-shaped grips (about $5/ pair) for my KLR. Made of some type of foam and they've lasted for 2 seasons with no end in sight, including my 7700 mile Alaska trip this summer. I'll put them onto the V too, when necessary.

Ed
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 10:07 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Belmont, California
Posts: 775
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
+1 on the Sunlines...

If I new what I was doing, I wouldn't still be working
contractor is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 08:16 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Columbia Missouri
Posts: 582
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Gel gloves solved my problem. Alot easier to put on also!
Randy49 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 08:22 PM
Member
 
JimJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Marysville, OH
Posts: 165
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
+2 on Sunline Touring Grips



JimJim is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-02-2009, 01:28 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I have used these Oury grips for years on all my ATVs. They are larger diameter than most grips, very durable rubber, nice cushy comfortable grip, and take the vibes out!

http://www.ourygrips.com/grips_menu.html#
poweranger is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-03-2009, 09:48 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
+1 on the Sunline's (thanks for the recommendations guys)
I heard Progrips 714's but they were no thicker than my stockers really. The Sunline are thicker and barreled I wish they were softer though.
heavyhitter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome