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Fatter Grips?
« on: October 20, 2011, 03:28:30 pm »
Just got my new 2012 Black Concours and I love it!  :)I traded in a 2008 Goldwing and I don't think I will have any regrets at all. Anyway, has anyone found any grip covers that will slide over the stock heated grips? I had a set of Kuryakyn's on my Goldwing but I can't find any for the Concours. My hands are just a little too big for these small-diameter stock grips.  Thanks!
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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2011, 03:55:16 pm »
You only need two tools in life – WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn’t move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn’t move and does, use the duct tape.

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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2011, 06:31:29 pm »
Or try like people have done and slip a pair of Murph's grips over the stock grips. Just a thought.

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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2011, 07:09:50 pm »
Doesn't it say on murphs site that his grips will not work with stock heated grips? Cause I was going to buy his til I read that.

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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2011, 07:10:53 pm »
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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2011, 07:21:28 pm »
Doesn't it say on murphs site that his grips will not work with stock heated grips? Cause I was going to buy his til I read that.


I'm saying that some one of a few people have slid murph's grips right over the oem heated grips. I don't know how much trouble they had, but it has been done with good results.

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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2011, 07:45:30 pm »
I am going to give the grip puppies a try.  :)
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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2011, 09:14:37 pm »
Or try like people have done and slip a pair of Murph's grips over the stock grips. Just a thought.

I liked the softer compound and didn't mind the larger diameter.  However, the added thickness reduced heater effectiveness too much for me.

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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2011, 09:54:17 pm »
Of the grip puppies or Murph's?
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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2011, 10:55:08 pm »
Thanks everyone! I did find a pair of foam grips in an accessory store this afternoon and I think they will work great. They are made by Grab-On p/n 179211 and they were a whopping $11. It's a bit of a wrestling match to slide them on but for that price I can deal with it. Time to put some miles on it now before that cold white stuff moves in.

Thanks again everyone.
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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2011, 12:24:23 am »
Hi Guys,
Thought I'd throw in my tuppence worth for you.
I've had two C14's and tried the Grip Puppies which work okay for a while, but arthritis is realy bad in the hands
I've gone one step up on puppies and gone to the local rubber goods shop and purchased a metre of pipe insulation
with a 1" bore and approximately 1 1/2" out side dia. They are working exremely well, although don't know if enough heat would transfer through them. I can certainly feel the heat through them, but as I'm in West Australia where we don't have the extreams of cold like you guys I guess you'd have to try.
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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2011, 01:04:07 am »
Thanks everyone! I did find a pair of foam grips in an accessory store this afternoon and I think they will work great. They are made by Grab-On p/n 179211 and they were a whopping $11. Thanks again everyone.

I've had the Grab-On's on my C14 for 5k miles and love 'em.
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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2011, 10:27:12 am »
Can anyone comment on how the grip puppies work with the standard 2010 heated grips?  Thanks in advance.
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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2011, 11:07:34 am »
I just ordered some grip puppies.

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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2011, 11:54:18 am »
Can anyone comment on how the grip puppies work with the standard 2010 heated grips?  Thanks in advance.

Takes a few min longer to feel the heat but otherwise seems to work ok.


I'm actually wanting to see if there is a way to wire in a set of Symtec's to the factory controller so that I can ditch the OEM grips and use a murphs grip yet retain heat...
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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2011, 12:02:40 pm »
I've had GrabOn grip puppies on the heated grips on my ZX14 for two years. The heat comes through just fine.

I found that I had to use grip glue to keep them in place. I just spread a very thin layer on the grips, and quickly slid the puppies over top.

I also had to trim a little off my puppies, they were 1/2" too long. Might be a ZX14 thing, I don't know.

They are holding up great, too. No obvious wear.
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Re: Fatter Grips?
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2011, 12:43:52 pm »
I bought the shorter of the two Grab-On grips and had to trim about 1/4"off them.
The heat is good from the heated grips but it does take a few minutes longer to get through the foam.  I installed them with compressed air and no glue, they have not moved.
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