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Thinking of puting on new grips and protectors. which are the best to eliminate vibration?? thanks

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Thinking of puting on new grips and protectors. which are the best to eliminate vibration?? thanks
Yea, I'd be interested in that too. Grips for vibration, easy to put on, and look good! Those things gotta look good!
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If you're going to do grips, add heated grips, it's my next "practical" mod.
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I put Hot Grips on mine, this is the first bike I have had them on and I will never have another bike without them. I have not noticed the vibs any better or worse. All I know is no more frostbite in the winter.
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I run gel Pro-Grips on mine, and I'm thinking about adding a set of Grip Puppies. The Pro-Grips are a definite improvement over the stock grips.
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As stlee29 pointed out, there is another extensive thread on this topic.
To summarazie:
+1 on Pro-Grips. I like the 714 dual sport model. They are not only made with gel, but are contoured to fit your hand better. They do hold some water when they get wet. Cost about $10.
Lot of folks on this forum are high on the BMW grips. (I just had to say that again!) Cost is significantly higher!
Same with the grip puppies, though they also tend to hold water and might not be permanently durable. About $10
At least one person on here uses the soft foam Bikemaster grips. They definitely hold water and need to be replaced annually. Cheap though, less than $10.
Sunline makes some touring grips that are contoured like the ProGrips, but cost a few dollars more. I have read mixed reviews on them.
Finally, using a loose grip on the bars instead of holding on for dear life will help a lot. For some it completely eliminates the need for new grips.

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