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Hand Grips

Postby achowler1 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:25 am



I need to put new Grips on my Aspencade. Does anyone have a preference/favorite? Are there any to "steer" clear of?



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Re: Hand Grips

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:49 pm

Its really a matter of personal taste, I like the foam grips, they are cheap and comfortable for me.Only draw back I find with them is they hold more water than others do. Other swear by "Iso Grips". Go to a bike shop that deals in used bikes and see what others have installed, might give you a better feel and steer you in the right direction better.
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Re: Hand Grips

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:39 am

I too like foam grips, but like he said, they hold water. I always have gloves on, so I don't care much about that anyway.

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Re: Hand Grips

Postby achowler1 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:28 pm

Going with the ISO Grips and opted for the throttle boss's. Found a ton of cool chrome assesories at sabre cycle also. Gotta PIMP my WING! :lol:

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Re: Hand Grips

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:30 pm

I havnt delt with "the fine folks " at Saber Cycle myself but you should be told that they do NOT have a good reputation with other members of the two Goldwing forumsI am a member of. The general consensus is that if they send you something that doesnt fit your bike quite right oris just plain wrong it is always your fault and they will not refund your money or do anything to make you happy with your purchase.
As I said this is just what I hear ather wingers say about them that have delt with Saber Cycle, fore warned is fore armed, its your money.
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Re: Hand Grips

Postby dingdong » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:12 am

And the quality of the Chinese chrome parts from "Saber Cycle sucks". Beware!
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Re: Hand Grips

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:15 am

The quality of pretty well everything at Saber Cycle sucks. Their accessories are very often Chinese-built knock-offs of discontinued accessories (i.e. they sell Chinese copies of Markland accessories, for one). Their replacement parts are again, Chinese copies of OEM parts. In both cases, the quality is terrible, and in the case of the OEM parts, they typically fail shortly after they are installed. Some of their parts (i.e. cheap timing belts) can actually cause damage to your bike. To top it off, the customer service at Saber Cycle is legendary - as in BAD. You will get profanity-laden emails screaming at you and telling you what an idiot you are for daring to question them. Unbelievable. I really don't know how they stay in business with that sort of reputation.

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Re: Hand Grips

Postby achowler1 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:06 pm

Ok, definitely dont want junk chrome. Can anyone recommed a reputable place for vintage wing accessories?

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Re: Hand Grips

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:13 pm

I went from foam to Iso type and I like the Iso type way way better...I am so embarrassed of this Saber Cycle place because it's probably 30 minutes from us, I hate that they suck and sell bad stuff..I simply hate that..How do folks like that stay in business..?? I wish you would change their ways or get new managment or something, their making folks in Kansas City feel embarrassed.... No shame I guess..

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Re: Hand Grips

Postby rfoley » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:14 pm

Good infor for Whose of Us who have not deal with them yet.
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Re: Hand Grips

Postby actionpack » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:17 pm

i have yet to hear anything good about them , and i read 4 bike forums a nite and try to reply to everybody i can , so from what i have heard of them , i don't bother having them on speed dail
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Re: Hand Grips

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:57 am

achowler1 wrote:Ok, definitely dont want junk chrome. Can anyone recommed a reputable place for vintage wing accessories?



Try Cyclemax or Wingstuff. Gary at Cyclemax is very good to deal with.

http://www.cyclemax.com/


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Re: Hand Grips

Postby gompa » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:01 am

I allso agree with going to wingstuff co. they have went out of there way for me, if i have somthing that was not right, when order


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Re: Hand Grips

Postby 2008retiredplb » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:31 am

I have foam comfort grips on my 2001 GL1800 and Kuryakyn ISO-grips on my 2009 w/factory heated grips.
First I agree with others about junk chrome, that is why I will not purchase anything from Kuryakyn, there chrome lasts only a year or so and starts to bubble and come off. The company will not help you and asks you to purchase new. I can't see spending money on junk.
Stay away from anything made in China, they have no quality control.
One of the best companies I have dealt with is Wingstuff. Never had a problem with them and they helped me with a couple of problems I did have with products. If you are not satisfied with something contact them and they will get it fixed.
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Re: Hand Grips

Postby patton57 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:11 pm

I bought a cheap set of foam grips off ebay. Yes they work, but I don't like them very much. Now I know why the good ones cost so much more than the Chinese stuff.

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Re: Hand Grips

Postby 2008retiredplb » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:00 pm

A few years ago I found foam grips at J& P Cycle in Anamosa, IA. This is their web site:
http://www.jpcycles.com/
I think they were called Grip Puppies or Comfort Grips or something like that. It might have been Part Number: ZZ50470.
Not for sure if that is the one I had because it has been a few years since I bought them. I thought they were very good, as I have carpal tunnel in my throttle hand and the extra cushion and larger size help tremendously. I don't think they held much water because of the type of foam.
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Re: Hand Grips

Postby philmckinley » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:16 pm

I like these gel grips from Randikk's:

http://www.randakks.com/Grips.htm

$20 includes shipping

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Re: Hand Grips

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:16 pm

philmckinley wrote:I like these gel grips from Randikk's:

http://www.randakks.com/Grips.htm

$20 includes shipping


Keep in mind those grips do not fit 82 and later Goldwings - they're too short!

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Re: Hand Grips

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:47 pm

You guy's can say what you want about Kuryakyn Iso grips, I had them on my Nomad for years with no issue or problem with the chrome and I have them on my 81 with no problem with the chrome, I feel they are a great product for the price...They serve the purpose they were made for, they absorb the shock or vibration really well... Too each their own..I like them.. :D

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Re: Hand Grips

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:06 pm

I have the Iso's on my VTX and the wing and will stick with them. As far as a wing supplier I ALWAYS start with cyclemax. They have what I feel is the best service. If its on the web site its in stock. After that its a crap shoot as far as where. Theres literally thousands to chose from. Sabre I bought a belt set and the "special" wrench for my 1200 from them and the belts were fine but the "special" wrench broke the first time. Only time I've EVER used them. Had good luck with the parts but I didn't push my luck. Two pennies and good luck!!!!!!!!!




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