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hand grip for my GL1200

Post by gervais » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:57 pm



hi
what do you think of these :

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Chrome-1 ... SwCK1cFhiF

i have not dismantle yet mine and i dont know if they are 7/8 or 1 inch

thanks for your guidance

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by golden highway » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:03 pm

They are ok I had a set on my 1200 foe awhile. I switch them to the Kirkland ISO grips which I liked a lot better. I also put the ISO grips on 1500 when I purchased it because I liked then thst much.

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by gervais » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:50 pm

well,
i see some at 95USD$ ,,,thats way over mt retire budget ! AND i dont add the exchange rate with CND



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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by golden highway » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:03 pm

I see they have gone up since I bought mine a number of years ago. The ones you are looking at are pretty nice and I was happy enough with them.

I never bought these ones but you might want to look at them also.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-2020-Hond ... Swe~NamerO

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by CrystalPistol » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:42 am

gervais wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:57 pm
hi
what do you think of these :

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Chrome-1 ... SwCK1cFhiF

i have not dismantle yet mine and i dont know if they are 7/8 or 1 inch

thanks for your guidance

gervais
7/8"

Those look like what I use, and I keep spare set on hand. Cut some hardened Kuryakins off. I find them very comfortable, and use stretchy rubber palm rest on them.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Anti-slip-Rubb ... 0005.m1851
Mine are 10 or so years old, still tight. I never remove them.
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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by oldishwinger » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:03 pm

very nice to use Ive had them for several years now the foam does tend to wear a bit but it takes a long time to get there. if you look around, you can find the ones that have the goldwing emblem on the chrome edges very nice look

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by oldishwinger » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:23 pm

this is the foam grip with the emblems on the edges.

https://www.saber-cycle.com/store/product380.html

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:39 pm

oldishwinger wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:23 pm
this is the foam grip with the emblems on the edges.

https://www.saber-cycle.com/store/product380.html
Those look like they are rather cheap...and considering they are being sold by Saber Cycle, they are likely cheap junk. See: /Vendors/Saber-Cycle_880

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by Ghostt » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:41 pm

ProGrip 862 Touring Gel Grip Fits 7/8 Bar 862-78 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007XMJ3TW/?tag=goldwingdocs-20 ... DCb26317HG

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by oldishwinger » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:23 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:39 pm
oldishwinger wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:23 pm
this is the foam grip with the emblems on the edges.

https://www.saber-cycle.com/store/product380.html
Those look like they are rather cheap...and considering they are being sold by Saber Cycle, they are likely cheap junk. See: /Vendors/Saber-Cycle_880
I have had these grips for at least 5 years and they are still working well I would hope sir you are not insinuating that my bike is junk because I happen to have parts on it from saber cycle.

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by gervais » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:48 pm

well
it always depends of your budget and your need.
i knew about cycle,,,,,,

thanks all,well now i must find how to dismantle mine that i have here,i will take some pictures later today,i am going back at the garage ,,,the electric starter is fixed now

i also install an Orange led at the back with a little flasher unit to be seen by all the blind drivers outhere

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by gervais » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:41 pm

hi all,these are my actual grip,i have no idea how
to dismantle them,,
would have a way to do it?

thanks
gervais

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by patbrandon1 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:20 pm

Curious about comfort. :?: I don't care a great deal about how a grip looks as much as I do about comfort in my older years now. I have talked with a couple people that have the grips with the little bumps of rubber on them as in the picture I've attached. They say, that on longer rides, they reduce the amount of hand fatigue and the need to shake their hands out considerably. Does anyone on this thread have an opinion on this?

I've tried Grip Puppies and those just seem to cause arm pump for me. I am looking to change to the rubber bump type, but would enjoy input from anyone that has used them.



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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:27 pm

Those are called ISO grips. I never really thought much of them until my GL1500 came with a set, and now I love them.

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by gervais » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:47 pm

Hello Pat,
I have seen similar ones but that the supports Black were made in hard vinyl and others in rubber and very expensive. I think that I will return to a previous model, like a black roll also but like in sponge and soft. there are 3-4 models but anyway I'm going with my retirement budjet

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by patbrandon1 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:48 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:27 pm
Those are called ISO grips. I never really thought much of them until my GL1500 came with a set, and now I love them.
I thank you sir for your answer, and for all the hard work you do to make this such a great, friendly site.

I am curious as to why you like the ISO grips if you get a chance.

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:47 pm

patbrandon1 wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:48 pm
WingAdmin wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:27 pm
Those are called ISO grips. I never really thought much of them until my GL1500 came with a set, and now I love them.
I thank you sir for your answer, and for all the hard work you do to make this such a great, friendly site.

I am curious as to why you like the ISO grips if you get a chance.
I find them comfortable to grip (just the right diameter), and isolate the vibration (I guess that's why they are called ISO grips) - the soft rubber bits absorb vibration to prevent transmitting it to your hands.

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by madmtnmotors » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:17 am

patbrandon1 wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:20 pm
Curious about comfort. :?: I don't care a great deal about how a grip looks as much as I do about comfort in my older years now. I have talked with a couple people that have the grips with the little bumps of rubber on them as in the picture I've attached. They say, that on longer rides, they reduce the amount of hand fatigue and the need to shake their hands out considerably. Does anyone on this thread have an opinion on this?

I've tried Grip Puppies and those just seem to cause arm pump for me. I am looking to change to the rubber bump type, but would enjoy input from anyone that has used them.

grips.JPG


I find these to be very comfortable and do an incredible job of quelling vibration. I have these on my 78' CB750. The stock grips would transmit enough vibration that my fingers would start to go numb after about two hours. With the Kuryakyn version of the grips you have posted I can ride all day without any undue strain on my hands. :D
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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by oldmopars » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:40 pm

madmtnmotors wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:17 am
patbrandon1 wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:20 pm
Curious about comfort. :?: I don't care a great deal about how a grip looks as much as I do about comfort in my older years now. I have talked with a couple people that have the grips with the little bumps of rubber on them as in the picture I've attached. They say, that on longer rides, they reduce the amount of hand fatigue and the need to shake their hands out considerably. Does anyone on this thread have an opinion on this?

I've tried Grip Puppies and those just seem to cause arm pump for me. I am looking to change to the rubber bump type, but would enjoy input from anyone that has used them.

grips.JPG
grips.JPG
I find these to be very comfortable and do an incredible job of quelling vibration. I have these on my 78' CB750. The stock grips would transmit enough vibration that my fingers would start to go numb after about two hours. With the Kuryakyn version of the grips you have posted I can ride all day without any undue strain on my hands. :D

I have these grips or the Kuryakyn version ones on my bike and I love them. They were on it when I got it and they work well. My bike is a 96 SE, but they should feel the same no matter the bike.
I might buy the cheap E-bay version for my project bike.

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by gervais » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:59 pm

madmtnmotors wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:17 am
patbrandon1 wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:20 pm
Curious about comfort. :?: I don't care a great deal about how a grip looks as much as I do about comfort in my older years now. I have talked with a couple people that have the grips with the little bumps of rubber on them as in the picture I've attached. They say, that on longer rides, they reduce the amount of hand fatigue and the need to shake their hands out considerably. Does anyone on this thread have an opinion on this?

I've tried Grip Puppies and those just seem to cause arm pump for me. I am looking to change to the rubber bump type, but would enjoy input from anyone that has used them.

grips.JPG
grips.JPG
I find these to be very comfortable and do an incredible job of quelling vibration. I have these on my 78' CB750. The stock grips would transmit enough vibration that my fingers would start to go numb after about two hours. With the Kuryakyn version of the grips you have posted I can ride all day without any undue strain on my hands. :D
yours grisp madmtnmotors dont have the attachment for the trottle cables??

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Re: hand grip for my GL1200

Post by madmtnmotors » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:56 am

gervais wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:59 pm
madmtnmotors wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:17 am
patbrandon1 wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:20 pm
Curious about comfort. :?: I don't care a great deal about how a grip looks as much as I do about comfort in my older years now. I have talked with a couple people that have the grips with the little bumps of rubber on them as in the picture I've attached. They say, that on longer rides, they reduce the amount of hand fatigue and the need to shake their hands out considerably. Does anyone on this thread have an opinion on this?

I've tried Grip Puppies and those just seem to cause arm pump for me. I am looking to change to the rubber bump type, but would enjoy input from anyone that has used them.

grips.JPG
grips.JPG
I find these to be very comfortable and do an incredible job of quelling vibration. I have these on my 78' CB750. The stock grips would transmit enough vibration that my fingers would start to go numb after about two hours. With the Kuryakyn version of the grips you have posted I can ride all day without any undue strain on my hands. :D
yours grisp madmtnmotors dont have the attachment for the trottle cables??

gervais
The right hand grip is sized to fit the throttle tube. You mount the throttle tube in the right side grip. The right side grip is appropriately sized for this based on your handlebar diameter, i.e. the left side grip will have an I.D. that matches your handlebar O.D. while the right side grip will have an I.D. that matches your throttle tube O.D.. Yes, the I.D. of the grips are two different sizes since the right side has to receive the throttle tube. This is true of most hand grips, although I have seen some that include a new throttle tube. I'm pretty sure not all throttle tubes are the same (but many are) so I'm not sure a new grip that includes a new throttle tube would be 100% universal...

To prevent damaging the old throttle tube I will either destroy the old grip to be able to reuse the old tube, or order a new throttle tube (they are cheap enough) for the new grip.


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