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Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby SteveB123 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:11 pm



One of the previous owners installed the real Canadian grip option....hockey tape. Heck of a good grip, but not very ventilated.

What have the rest of you installed for aftermarket grips? Grab-On foam, Kuriakan....others?

Input appreciated.


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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:11 pm

Hockey tape - that's a unique one I haven't seen before.

I had foam grips on my 1100, that I liked, and I have ISO grips on my 1500, which I like better.

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby SteveB123 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:37 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Hockey tape - that's a unique one I haven't seen before.

I had foam grips on my 1100, that I liked, and I have ISO grips on my 1500, which I like better.


For your viewing enjoyment:


Works better than you'd think...maybe too well, in fact!
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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby bustedwing » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:50 pm

Actually looks better than I thought it would!Maybe you have a market there. I have the ISO grips, love them, have chrome with rubber . Looks better then the tape.
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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby Mag » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:07 pm

Kury iso grip with the weights on the end.....fells as smooth as "buttah". I have issues with my right hand falling asleep from gripping so tight, so this really helps, along with a chrome crampbuster over the right bar.

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby NKYWinger » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:53 am

:?: Sounds like the Kuryakyn ISO grips seem to be a big winner? I, also, am looking for new grips.......
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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby glassbebo » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:34 am

Also have the kury iso grips, work very well.

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:56 am

Mag wrote:Kury iso grip with the weights on the end.....fells as smooth as "buttah". I have issues with my right hand falling asleep from gripping so tight, so this really helps, along with a chrome crampbuster over the right bar.


Which weights did you use?
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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby SilverDave » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:26 am

Definitely the Kury Iso's :
even unweighted,they damp the vibrations, and you can get a useful " auto-pilot" rest for your wrist, and nifty coloured rings that match your bike's colours !! And they look great .... , and are cool in summer, and warm(ish) in winter.

and, for your Viewing pleasure, if you type in "Kury iso grips" into a Bing image search engine.....
at least half the pics....LOL... actually show a Kuryakin grip...


I am not too sure what babes in small swim suits on motorcycles have to do with "Kury iso grips" but whatever .....

Google image search has no pizzazz... Almost all the images are of the grips...

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby yechave » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:09 pm

I've used the Grip Puppies on the LT and GW. Had the dealer install the last set for very little $, great product.

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby Mag » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:37 pm

SteveB123 wrote:
Mag wrote:Kury iso grip with the weights on the end.....fells as smooth as "buttah". I have issues with my right hand falling asleep from gripping so tight, so this really helps, along with a chrome crampbuster over the right bar.


Which weights did you use?


I used the following http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/111950/54509
They are called Dampeners.. Why did I use them? I wanted to see how really smooth I could get the bike. Hard to do since a GW is really smooth in the first place. I have to admit, the bars have no buzz whatsoever, which is great!

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby blackwolfs8 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:24 pm

Had the chrome with foam in center foam wore out so i yanked it off and hand stiched a pale leather piece in its place if you look at my pics it doent look to bad least i dont think

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby aznyaz » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:52 pm

I've noticed several of you have installed the Kuryakan ISO grips. Can I still use my Vista Cruise throttle lock with these grip?

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby Dusty Boots » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:43 pm

I tried a set of ISO grips but didn't care for them :? and with the rubber being so thick, they do block a bit of the heat from my grip heaters, so I removed and sold them.
I went back to my stock OEM grips and added a set of the slip on high density foam grip covers to add just the right amount of thickness to the grip and find them perfect for me. ;) Cheap too! :D

PS; ... stock grips for your machine are very reasonably priced!

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby Mag » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:46 pm

aznyaz wrote:I've noticed several of you have installed the Kuryakan ISO grips. Can I still use my Vista Cruise throttle lock with these grip?


I do not have a vista on my GL1500 (thought Vista does not work on my style bike)....I did have Iso-Grips with Vista on my 1500 Vulcan....and that Vista was great to have. I could lock up the throttle and stretch my hand out no probs.

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby Fatwing Chris » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:02 pm

I'm partial to the foam grips myself.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby aznyaz » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:29 pm

Will those foam grip covers fit on my GL 1100, or are the handlebars different sizes?


http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/foam_gr ... 1950/15395

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:38 pm

aznyaz wrote:Will those foam grip covers fit on my GL 1100, or are the handlebars different sizes?

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/foam_gr ... 1950/15395


I am pretty sure they will fit the GL1100. I put those on my wife's 250 Virago and she loved them.

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby toanogreen » Wed May 01, 2013 4:33 am

I had foam grips on my first bike and I was pleased with them. My present bike has the ISO grips and I can really feel a difference. Extremely comfortable and they look great.

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby WingAdmin » Wed May 01, 2013 6:41 am

I put foam grips on my GL1100 and I was happy enough with them, but not in the rain!! My GL1500 has ISO grips, and I quite like them - I added the handlebar weights to the ends to help cut down vibration.

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby lacanars » Wed May 01, 2013 6:48 am

I installed the ISO grips with Throttle Boss on mine after using foam grips with a Cramp buster last year. The feel is much better than the foam and look much better too.

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby griffy » Wed May 01, 2013 8:21 am

I have the ISO grips with throttle boss that goes over the factory Honda Heated grips on my 2012 Goldwing. They feel great. The factory heated grips on my wing would get too hot for my hands on the two highest settings (4-5). With the ISO grips even in the coldest weather I ride in they are just right at the 4 or 5 setting. They do take a little longer to heat up though. griffy

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby warprints » Wed May 01, 2013 8:26 am

I had the ISO grips, but I hated them. Cut those suckers off and reinstalled OEM grips.

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby BigBro » Wed May 01, 2013 10:11 am

I had picked up a set of ISO grips from a store that was going out of bus. for $30.
I noticed a lot of folks had them on theirs so figured they must be the ticket.

Put them on yesterday and took the old girl out for about a 20 mile ride. I have to say so far I absolutely love these.
Time, different gloves and miles will tell me if they hold out but so far these are the best grips I have felt.

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Re: Grip replacement options/opinions

Postby dayser7 » Wed May 01, 2013 10:33 am

So far I have just gone with what came with my bikes...I have a bike now that I am thinking might need something else...but have not decided what...I am going to keep an eye on this forum and see what would be best. Thanks to you all..




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