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Offline epc303

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Hand Grip Recommendations?
« on: July 28, 2009, 11:19:00 pm »
Can anyone recommend replacement hand grips for my newly acquired 1995 Concours?  It currently has old foam ones that are hard and flaking....and as I found out on my ride from San Diego (where purchased) to Denver (home)...not too comfortable.  My hands start to tingle after only 30 minutes, much faster than with my KLR 650.    Much thanks for recommendations.  Ethan Carter  Denver, CO  1995 Concours (~27K miles)  2006 KLR 650   2005 Ford F-250
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Offline oldsawfiler

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 12:05:00 am »
PO had these on the bike when I bought it 18000 miles ago.  Still like new and very comfortable.    http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=35    Let Murph get acquainted with your Ccard and your ride will never be the same again.    COG # 8062  AMA # 1084053  ROMA or Scarlet harlot acording to my wife
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 07:31:00 am »
+1 for Murph's grip's  Virginia Beach, VA  COG 6517  03 Concours (9/11/04)  01 Concours (8/16/08)  USN Retired
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Offline Greg Habel

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 07:49:00 am »
I like Murph's as well.  Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120 (2.0)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 10:48:00 am »
+1 Murphs are my favorite grips.  

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 12:30:00 pm »
I've got Murph's great grips and like them allot, much better than the stock grips.  Joe  1968 Honda 160 Scrambler,  Sold / 1979 Kawasaki SR 650, Traded in for next one,  1978 Kawasaki KZ 1000 Z1R Turbo / 1986 Kawasaki ZX 1000R Ninja / 1999 Kawasaki Concours  COG memb# 8645
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Offline epc303

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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 11:00:00 pm »
Thanks for the recommendation, everyone.  Murph's was the unanimous choice both here and on www.concours.org.      Ethan Carter  Denver, CO  1995 Concours (~27K miles)  2006 KLR 650   2005 Ford F-250
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2009, 01:41:00 pm »
Murphs grips suck!   oh wait I never tried them.  In a spur of the moment thing I bought some wrap around Velcro ones you add to stock.  I like the bigger grip for my big hands and the vib blocking.  Don't like they hold water like a sponge.  Had them years now.  I might not be as happy if my wrist rocker thing did not keep the wrap from slipping on the throttle.  ----------------------------------  South Central Area Director  Email scad@cog-online.org    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2009, 02:37:00 pm »
Go ahead and get Murph's accessory fuse block and heated grips while you're on the subject. You'll thank me later. :)  
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 05:58:00 pm »
I know everyone likes the ones from Murph's but I bought the Grip Puppies from California Sport Touring http://www.casporttouring.com/store/merchant.mvc?  These were only 10 bucks and they slide over your existing grips. I like them so far has the grip is excellent and I like the extra size since you just put over old ones.     Roman  2001 Concours  California  COG #8642
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2009, 06:48:00 pm »
Aren't those the grips that they call: 'The Manglers'? :)  jk. I don't have Murph's grips, though they do get massive endorsement whenever the subject comes up. I do have the heated grips and fuse block though and both have consistently exceeded my expecations.      
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