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Altenative grips

Although I don,t have particularly large hands I,m finding the grips a little on the slim side.
My other bike ...a Triumph Bonneville sshh.... has grips that are a convex shape and are really comfortable. I appreciate they are 1" bars / grips but I wonder if there are similar to fit the Versys.
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Had the same issue and solved it by installing Grip Puppies. They are a closed cell foam "addition" and are both comfortable and do a decent job of absorbing vibration. They're good value for the money.

Don't tell anyone but I have them on my other bike - a BMW K75S.

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Although I don,t have particularly large hands I,m finding the grips a little on the slim side.
My other bike ...a Triumph Bonneville sshh.... has grips that are a convex shape and are really comfortable. I appreciate they are 1" bars / grips but I wonder if there are similar to fit the Versys.
My new bike has foam grips which have a convex shape so they are fatter in the middle. I haven't ridden it enough yet to know how comfortable they are.

Or if you want heated grips solve 2 problems with 1 product



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great grips, auto turn off, individual switches (select the heat setting for each grip and no big ugly controller on the bars), easy to install and convex shape for comfort.

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i have a pair of Sunline Grand Touring grips, they just right. they are apparently out of production, i've had a hard time trying to find another pair. good luck.

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Had the same issue and solved it by installing Grip Puppies. They are a closed cell foam "addition" and are both comfortable and do a decent job of absorbing vibration. They're good value for the money.
+1, what Arion said!

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Heated grips. Kawasaki or Oxford.

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Heated grips. Kawasaki or Oxford.

Even if you live in Florida, there will be a few days where you are out riding with thin gloves and a little heat will feel good. Or if you get caught in a cold rain.

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I have the OXford heated grips on both the Versys and KLR and find them to be just about the right size. On the Enfield I have a pair of Supergrips and they are too small. So I ordered a pair of these puppies! Old School to say the least but they should do the trick.


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I have the OXford heated grips on both the Versys and KLR and find them to be just about the right size. On the Enfield I have a pair of Supergrips and they are too small. So I ordered a pair of these puppies! Old School to say the least but they should do the trick.
I stopped by a Harley dealer in Columbus yesterday to see the Deluxe in the new colors. Very 50's looking. They said they were going to put on some white grips like those in your pic and a white seat. Bike will look killer. It should, they said they'd want $21k and change to drive it home afterward.
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I stopped by a Harley dealer in Columbus yesterday to see the Deluxe in the new colors. Very 50's looking. They said they were going to put on some white grips like those in your pic and a white seat. Bike will look killer. It should, they said they'd want $21k and change to drive it home afterward.
$21K? That'll buy almost 3 650 Versys!

Or all three of my bikes with change left over...could it be I'm too cheap?

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+1, what Arion said!

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$21K? That'll buy almost 3 650 Versys!

Or all three of my bikes with change left over...could it be I'm too cheap?
Or, maybe it's just that you're too smart
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I've been called a lot of thing BUT not that!

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On my KLR (which "vibed" a... BIT...!), I put on bicycle grips which were foam and 'barrel-shaped'. Co$t about $5 a pair. Worked fine.

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I have the OXford heated grips on both the Versys and KLR and find them to be just about the right size. On the Enfield I have a pair of Supergrips and they are too small. So I ordered a pair of these puppies! Old School to say the least but they should do the trick.

That's the shape I have on my Bonneville, as you say old school....but comfy for me at least. A pair made for bar and weights should do the trick from somewhere.
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I have the OXford heated grips on both the Versys and KLR and find them to be just about the right size. On the Enfield I have a pair of Supergrips and they are too small. So I ordered a pair of these puppies! Old School to say the least but they should do the trick.

Titty grips! That's what I had on my 1971 Norton Commando. They were sweet. Both cylinders go up and down at the same time on those, and it was like a huge single cylinder. You needed something soft to squeeze on if you lived through kicking it over without breaking your leg. It was fun except for buying parts for it weekly and working on it. Well, after thinking about it more, I can live without it

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Well I found and ordered a pair of Beston grips. I will need to trim the ends to take the bar end weights, hopefully a better fit to my hands.
Thanks for the input guys. My next quest....and thread....Renthal road bars?
Hopefully these are the grips. Beston Type GT Handlebar Grips 1" - Universal Motorcycles

Sorry wrong link http://britishbikebits.com/beston-gt...mph-bsa-norton

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mine has heated grips that bake them a bit bulkier

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$21K? That'll buy almost 3 650 Versys!

Or all three of my bikes with change left over...could it be I'm too cheap?
I like it and I suppose if it fit my riding style, I might plunk down the cash, but since it don't it would be a toy for special occasions and it's way too much money for that.

Anyway, I know your gear predilections, so I doubt "cheap" would be a primary reason not to quench yer thirst.
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thanks for the beston link. i have one pair of sunlines left, wasn't sure what i was going to do after i use those.

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