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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2012, 01:04:10 am »
Ok, I'll bite....I just ordered a set as well.  Looking forward to trying them on my 2010.  Thanks.
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2012, 01:38:49 am »
Ok, I'll bite....I just ordered a set as well.  Looking forward to trying them on my 2010.  Thanks.

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i don't think you will be disappointed. I will get them out right away.

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2012, 11:28:30 am »
Great, thank you.  Look forward to it.  ;D
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2012, 05:04:31 pm »
These look fantastic. My biggest complaint with grip puppies is when it rains. These don't appear to have the sponge problem. I will be ordering very soon. Very excited.

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You are correct in that my Original Grip Buddies do not have the problem of soaking up water. They are considered "all weather"  because they are a closed cell foam, which also has an embossed rubber covering. This covering actually gets a little "grippier" as it sheds the water. Also, we extensively tested this material to be sure that most riders would find it just  the right amount of vibration damping material without being overwhelmingly thick (like the competitor's product you mentioned).

I think you will like the Original Grip Buddies when you get them. Please come back and post your thoughts after you have had a chance to put a couple hundred miles on them.

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2012, 02:23:35 pm »
Installed my Grip Buddies Saturday and put about 150 miles on them this weekend.  Just as comfortable as the Grip Puppies, but love the neoprene that keeps the Grip Buddies water resistant.  Very easy install and I expect these will last a good long while.  Glad I got em. :)
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2012, 01:30:57 am »
I have Murph's grips http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=130_133&products_id=35 and still would like a bit more bulk. Would this be too big after installing the buddies? Anyone done this?

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2012, 05:40:20 am »
I have Murph's grips http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=130_133&products_id=35 and still would like a bit more bulk. Would this be too big after installing the buddies? Anyone done this?


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I took a good look at the photo available from the link you posted. It seems that Murph's Grips are simply a replacement for your stock grips, and don't appear to accomplish whart I think my Original Grip Buddies get done (vibration damping, weather proofing, better control, improved grip, fills you hand better etc.). Not criticizing the product, just think they are aiming at two different objectives.

So, my initial answer is that if you want to achieve the objectives I have listed above that my OGB's accomplish, I would still recommend that you utilize them on your bike. As a motorcycle safety instructor, if I honestly thought that your Murphy's would do the entire trick, I would candidly tell you not to install my product. I don't think that!

In order to truly and fully answer your question, I will need you to give me two measurements:
1. The left to right measurement from the inside rubber flange to the outside raised rubber border before the bar end (a photo of this would help).
2. The circumference at the thickest point of your handlebars with the Murphy's installed. Best to use a string or a cloth measuring tape for this part.

Thanks for your good question. I will stand by for your response, and I am sure that this is very do-able.

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2012, 12:20:38 pm »
I got my grip buddies 2-3 days after ordering. I can't wait to try them out. Instal looks simple.

I'll post again when I get them on and try them out. It may be awhile cause I'm a fair weather rider.
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2012, 03:14:18 am »
Attached is a picture  measuring the grip. I believe 4 1/4" is what you are looking for. Also, Murphs grips are 4 1/2" around on one side but I have a throttle tamer on the other and it is 4 15/16".
Murph's grips are great in that they grip really well and are comfortable on the hands. I just want a bit more girth. Did I say that...?  :-[

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2012, 03:47:04 am »
Attached is a picture  measuring the grip. I believe 4 1/4" is what you are looking for. Also, Murphs grips are 4 1/2" around on one side but I have a throttle tamer on the other and it is 4 15/16".
Murph's grips are great in that they grip really well and are comfortable on the hands. I just want a bit more girth. Did I say that...?  :-[

Was thinking we should probably be doing this by PM. email, or phone so as not to dominate the thread, since I will still need more information from you in order to build these grips the right size. My contact information below.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2012, 08:33:42 pm »
I got my grip buddies 2-3 days after ordering. I can't wait to try them out. Instal looks simple.

I'll post again when I get them on and try them out. It may be awhile cause I'm a fair weather rider.

Great!

Whatever works for you. Take your time. We will be here after you've had a chance to get a couple hundred miles on 'em, and we'll be anxious to hear your ride review.

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2012, 02:54:47 am »
Attached is a picture  measuring the grip. I believe 4 1/4" is what you are looking for. Also, Murphs grips are 4 1/2" around on one side but I have a throttle tamer on the other and it is 4 15/16".
Murph's grips are great in that they grip really well and are comfortable on the hands. I just want a bit more girth. Did I say that...?  :-[

Was thinking we should probably be doing this by PM. email, or phone so as not to dominate the thread, since I will still need more information from you in order to build these grips the right size. My contact information below.

I'm actually glad he posted his picture and details about his grips from Murph. I was eagerly waiting for your response because I have the same grips and I'm sure others on this board do too.

Thanks, Shannon

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2012, 04:12:30 am »
Attached is a picture  measuring the grip. I believe 4 1/4" is what you are looking for. Also, Murphs grips are 4 1/2" around on one side but I have a throttle tamer on the other and it is 4 15/16".
Murph's grips are great in that they grip really well and are comfortable on the hands. I just want a bit more girth. Did I say that...?  :-[

Was thinking we should probably be doing this by PM. email, or phone so as not to dominate the thread, since I will still need more information from you in order to build these grips the right size. My contact information below.

I'm actually glad he posted his picture and details about his grips from Murph. I was eagerly waiting for your response because I have the same grips and I'm sure others on this board do too.

Thanks, Shannon

Hi Shannon!

It actually has worked out quite well for gsun to post his information so that we can accommodate everyone's needs. Now that I have the information, I can be sure that the grips I send will be just right for riders with the Murph's replacement for their OEM Kawi grips. I think you guys are correct that the Murph's/Original Grip Buddies combination together will be awesome!

Be sure to let me know that you have murph's grips when you decide to order. Probably best to email your order to me at ifo@originalgripbuddies.com (instead of using the website) to be sure we get this right.

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2012, 10:17:32 am »
I ordered a set at your website last night, by selecting Concours 10 and 14 from the menu. Hope that works. Heh. For a 2012 C14.
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2012, 01:51:41 pm »
I ordered a set at your website last night, by selecting Concours 10 and 14 from the menu. Hope that works. Heh. For a 2012 C14.

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Yes, that is the correct size for your Year and Model. Will be getting them out right away.

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2012, 08:05:18 pm »
Installed the Beember Buddies almost a month ago, and with daddy duty, work duty, and crappy weather, today was the first time I was able to get out for a little ride. They make a huge difference and are very comfortable. In the meantime, I also purchased a throttlemeister from a member who sold his C10, and this is also a great addition. Was able to test both today and can say I may now have finished my farkling - at least for now. It took me about 8 months to get it right for me and mods include:

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I've got a moderately lengthy ride coming up in a mid-March. Can't wait!
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2012, 12:55:14 am »
I have the long "Hot Grips" on my Connie, which are already not only larger diameter but also longer in length than the oem grips, do these come in different sizes to fit my grips? Also curious if any heat will be sacrificed putting these over top the Hot Grips?

I just went out and measured, the length part where your hands actually go measures 4.75" (this does not include the raised part on the inside edge that is larger in diameter) and according to the Hot Grips website the outside diameter of the grip is 1.440".
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2012, 03:16:48 am »
Installed the Beember Buddies almost a month ago, and with daddy duty, work duty, and crappy weather, today was the first time I was able to get out for a little ride. They make a huge difference and are very comfortable. In the meantime, I also purchased a throttlemeister from a member who sold his C10, and this is also a great addition. Was able to test both today and can say I may now have finished my farkling - at least for now. It took me about 8 months to get it right for me and mods include:

Handlebar Risers
CalSci Medium Windshield
Spencer's Seat Mod + Alaska Butt Pad
Motocentric Tail and Tank Bags
Powerlet plug installed on dash
RAM Mounted GPS on bars
Beemer Buddies
Throttlemeister
Angel STs

I've got a moderately lengthy ride coming up in a mid-March. Can't wait!

Dalroo-

Since you had originally started the thread on this subject, I have been kind of waiting for your comments and observations about my Original Grip Buddies, and how they worked for you. Sounds like an awesome combination with the throttlemeister.

Glad they make your ride more comfortable. Many happy and safe riding miles to you.

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2012, 03:26:01 am »
I have the long "Hot Grips" on my Connie, which are already not only larger diameter but also longer in length than the oem grips, do these come in different sizes to fit my grips?

Yes, I make them in many sizes. However, since you are using aftermarket undergrips in place of the Kawi Oem grips, I would suggest (in place of just going on my site and ordering) you send me two measurements:
1. The left to right measurement from the inside rubber flange, to the outside limit (either a ridge or flange or just the end of the grip)
2. The Circumference (not the diameter) of both grips using a cloth tape, or a piece of string you could later measure


 Also curious if any heat will be sacrificed putting these over top the Hot Grips?

If anything, you should experience more of a "concentrating" of the heat conveyed nicely to your hands

I just went out and measured, the length part where your hands actually go measures 4.75" (this does not include the raised part on the inside edge that is larger in diameter) and according to the Hot Grips website the outside diameter of the grip is 1.440".
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2012, 03:55:41 pm »
Yes, I make them in many sizes. However, since you are using aftermarket undergrips in place of the Kawi Oem grips, I would suggest (in place of just going on my site and ordering) you send me two measurements:
1. The left to right measurement from the inside rubber flange, to the outside limit (either a ridge or flange or just the end of the grip)
2. The Circumference (not the diameter) of both grips using a cloth tape, or a piece of string you could later measure [/b][/color]

Will do, I'll take those measurements today and pm you, thanks!
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2012, 04:01:08 am »
ZG:)

Jay- got your payPal payment. Grips on the way.

Thanks brother- :beerchug:

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2012, 03:38:22 pm »
ZG:)

Jay- got your payPal payment. Grips on the way.

Thanks brother- :beerchug:

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Thanks Dave for making me a custom set! Seems I always have to do something a little different than the norm...  ;D

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2012, 04:34:29 am »
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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2012, 08:29:03 pm »
ended up ordering a set for my 09, after reading all the satisfied customers , how can i not,, would probably improve my comfort.

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Re: Beemer Buddies (Original Buddies)
« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2012, 10:50:30 pm »
First post! 09 red C14
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