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Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« on: February 26, 2012, 04:49:54 pm »
The original thread in the C14 accessories section:

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,31907.0.html




I searched for Beemer Buddies before posting. Didn't find anything, so advance apologies if this has been covered previously.

A couple of weeks ago several of us went for a ride and one of the group had installed Beemer Buddies on his mccycle. SJ and I were both impressed with them, and have since both ordered. Mine came in today and I quickly installed on my 2010 - it took all of about 5 minutes.

One of the issues I've dealt with is my hands are a little large for the OEM grips, and these seem to provide a great solution. They are a neoprene pad that simply (and quickly) adhere to the stock grip, wrap, and then use a hook and loop tab to further secure. Being neoprene, they should last a good long time, are water repellent, and will not interfere with the grip warmers - other than maybe taking an extra minute or two to pass through the heat. Nor do they interfere with my throttle rockers, so another plus.

I haven't ridden with them yet, but just sitting on the bike and holding the grips, I believe it will make a big improvement in my riding comfort. Also,  those that are irritated by the "buzz" in the grips (not me BTW) may find this to be a quick mod for improvement.

Here is the link - www.originalgripbuddies.com or call 518-461-3003 or email info@originalgripbuddies.com.

FYI - I am not affiliated with this product in anyway, other than ordering them, and now installing on my bike.

Enjoy.

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 06:42:56 pm »
 ^-^ Hi Guys!

Cap'n Bob (moderator) was kind enough to start this thread at the request of several C-10 members of this forum, as he thought the membership might be advantaged by this posting. Since the original posting over on the C-14 side of this forum, many members of cog-online have purchased my grips and have liked them. We have avid followers on the K1600 forum, as well as many loyal customers on ADVrider. As you know, forum members can be a challenge to please, but we have had some success at responding to the needs of the majority of members. My customer service philosophy is easy and straightforward to explain.

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As Owner/Author of the Original Grip Buddies, I would like to welcome cog-onlne.org forum members to my new website. We just finished it, and there is a wealth of information about myself, my neoprene comfort grips, and my company.

The link to visit me is http://originalgripbuddies.com/

I have many loyal customers from all over the world who have acquired my grips and really love them. Several weeks ago I was on the motorcycle podcast "Sidestand Up", and that January 17, 2012 interview is archived and can be listened to anytime here: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCastCustomAds.jsp?masterId=64458&cmd=tc

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 11:50:49 pm »
Excellent!  Though I've been following the thread over in the C14 area, I think I'll celebrate the creation of this thread by ordering a set for my C10 - thanks!

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 05:53:50 am »
Excellent!  Though I've been following the thread over in the C14 area, I think I'll celebrate the creation of this thread by ordering a set for my C10 - thanks!

Gotcha covered, Paul. Great talking to you tonight. Glad we finally figured out the payment part of it.

If anyone else out there has any trouble with paypal, please feel free to call me at 518-461-3003 to give me their order and payment information directly over the phone. I'd be happy to help you in person.

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 01:09:18 pm »
Let me tell you guys a little something about Dave's customer service.  I put in the order on his website around 7:30pm.  I have a PayPal account which I set up two weeks ago and used once.  It worked without a hitch.  I thought the PayPal went through this time too, but I never got a reply and I sent Dave a note - then promptly fell asleep while watching the Oscars.  I discovered that I had missed his 10pm call when I awoke at midnight, but I'm not calling anyone at that hour.  So I sent him an apologetic email, figured I'd get a reply in the morning, and moved on to the rest of the stuff on my plate for the evening.

Nope - he calls me up at 12:45am.  I just LOVE finding someone with whom I can do business in the middle of the night when I'm normally awake!  We got the money part straightened out and had an excellent conversation about our lives and our kids, and we hung up when his wife arrived home late.  I was really happy at this point.  But then he calls again an hour later because something was wrong with the number I had given him.  We got that straightened out, chatted some more about the kids, and I got the receipt minutes later.

The whole thing was just an amazing experience from my perspective as the customer - and I haven't even gotten my Original Grip Buddies yet!  Dave, I'm going to recommend you to every single person who asks about my handgrips forever.  Thanks!
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 08:22:11 pm »
The whole thing was just an amazing experience from my perspective as the customer - and I haven't even gotten my Original Grip Buddies yet!  Dave, I'm going to recommend you to every single person who asks about my handgrips forever.  Thanks!
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Ditto that Chip Doc. I sent a PM with a question and instead of an email response he called me right away  we spoke for a good hour about  lots of topics. Dave seems like a really super guy and customer service is like no other I have seen. All my questions were answered and so I placed my order with him last night.
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 10:00:38 pm »
Now listen you guys: No good deed shall go un-punished!  All joking aside, it's a real pleasure taking care of you guys, and it was great talking to you last night. Best part of this job is the great folks I meet. I'll be shipping your grips out in the morning. I spent the day taking orders, so they will all go out in the morning.

Here's to you guys  :beerchug:

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 08:23:14 am »
Just to note for folks. Beemer Buddies are listed in the C10 (and the C14) Farkle vendor directories, along with lots of other cool stuff for you bikes. If you haven't looked around it the directories. Take the time to check it out. Lots of cool stuff to spend more money on.  :))

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 04:24:18 am »
Just to note for folks. Beemer Buddies are listed in the C10 (and the C14) Farkle vendor directories, along with lots of other cool stuff for you bikes. If you haven't looked around it the directories. Take the time to check it out. Lots of cool stuff to spend more money on.  :))

Thanks for your kind help, Bob.

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2012, 12:24:51 am »
My new Buddies arrived in Friday's mail and I put them right on.  These are great - nice grippy feel, yet with the right amount of cushion.  Thanks for a great product, Dave - I'm looking forward to enjoying them long-term!

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2012, 01:27:02 pm »
Just ordered a set for my 2000 C-10. Hurry Dave!!!! :D
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2012, 08:31:54 pm »
Just ordered a set for my 2000 C-10. Hurry Dave!!!! :D
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Since I ship 7 days a week, they will go out tomorrow (Sunday). That OK?

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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2012, 11:29:36 pm »
Just kidding on the hurry, but that  would be great. Thanks! :D
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2012, 01:41:18 pm »
Just kidding on the hurry, but that  would be great. Thanks! :D

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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2012, 11:02:54 pm »
Yep! According to the beloved internet tracking, delivery is expected this Thursday!  Great order fulfillment!
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2012, 04:03:48 am »
Yep! According to the beloved internet tracking, delivery is expected this Thursday!  Great order fulfillment!

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2012, 02:27:20 pm »
My new Buddies arrived in Friday's mail and I put them right on.  These are great - nice grippy feel, yet with the right amount of cushion.  Thanks for a great product, Dave - I'm looking forward to enjoying them long-term!

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Just realized that I didn't reply to this post before now. I'm happy that your new Original Grip Buddies look like they'll work for you, Chip. Will be interested to have your comments after you have a chance to put a few miles on them.

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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2012, 02:29:19 pm »
Yep! According to the beloved internet tracking, delivery is expected this Thursday!  Great order fulfillment!

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Wanted to make sure you got your grips yesterday. Please advise.

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2012, 11:17:33 pm »
Yessir! Right on time. Thanks for the follow up. Got home, put them on in about 5 minutes and I'll test drive them tomorrow. Thanks Dave.
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2012, 11:35:56 pm »
After I'd had them on a few days, I decided I needed a bit more diameter on those grips, so I took the Buddies off and put on a bit of cork bar wrap before putting the Buddies back on again.  The neoprene easily stretched to accommodate it; now they feel absolutely perfect!

I love the way they react in the rain too - nice and tacky with no slipping at all.  It might even get cold again one night so I can check out the heated grips.

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2012, 12:40:21 am »
That "cork wrap" might insulate the grips from your heaters :P
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« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2012, 01:17:04 am »
It might, but I've been running around for years with three times as much cork tape on the grips and it hasn't been an issue up until now.  The real downside to cork is that it comes loose and needs to be redone every five or eight weeks.  I'm thinking that the Buddies will keep that from happening.

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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2012, 02:02:25 am »
Yessir! Right on time. Thanks for the follow up. Got home, put them on in about 5 minutes and I'll test drive them tomorrow. Thanks Dave.
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies) (also in the C14 section)
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2012, 02:08:44 am »
Ordered my "buddies" this morning and Dave sent an e-mail that afternoon that they were in the mail! Wow, now that is what I call service. Way to go, I'm spreading the word. 8)

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« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2012, 05:03:35 am »
Ordered my "buddies" this morning and Dave sent an e-mail that afternoon that they were in the mail! Wow, now that is what I call service. Way to go, I'm spreading the word. 8)

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Glad to oblige. You should see them first of the week. Let me know what  you think.

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