Choosing Hand Grips


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SgtCharlie
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Choosing Hand Grips

Postby SgtCharlie » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:44 am



I guess this is as good as any place to post this question... I bought my 1995 Aspencade with the ISO grips already on it. The previous owner was quite a bit taller than me at just 5' 7" as I could barely reach the highway pegs where he had them. I say that to say this; I always wear gloves and I have smaller than normal hands and "stubby little fingers" (my wife likes to say).

I find my hands getting fatigued fairly quickly and I find myself looking for the right place to place my fingers, i.e. on top of the rubber pads or in between?

Needless to say, I'm looking for recommendations from other Wing riders (maybe some small handed female riders) as to which grips ya'll have come to enjoy.

Thanks for the responses I know I will be getting and watch out for the "Cagers"!

God Bless,


Sgt Charlie
86th Signal Battalion
Fort Bliss, TX

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Re: Choosing Hand Grips

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:08 am

Look for a set of rubber ones with no padding..like dirt bikers use..
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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Re: Choosing Hand Grips

Postby Snowmoer » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:24 pm

You may want to go back to stock grips. Dirt bike grips might be to short.

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Re: Choosing Hand Grips

Postby Richman2000 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:05 am

With the ISO Grips, you can get the Throttle Boss. It attatches to the grip, and allows you a place to rest your hand, and you can controll the throttle with it. It was so comfortable, that I put one on the left grip also. For the vertically impaired, a set of MBL handlebars are the ticket. They help easy the ache between your shoulderblades. The bars are a little closer together, and come back a bit farther. Bad news, they don't sell them any more.

Ride Safe,
Rich

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Re: Choosing Hand Grips

Postby SgtCharlie » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:07 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions.


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86th Signal Battalion
Fort Bliss, TX


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