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1" Large Grips Over Stock Grips?
« on: June 04, 2014, 05:10:12 pm »
Hey guys! I'm a C10 owner, and as of yesterday I'm now the PROUD new owner of a shiny black 09 C14. This is one AMAZING bike.   ;D

Anyway, the grips just ain't workin' for me.

I have pretty big hands, and the diameter of the stock is just too small. Also, they're a little too hard and transmit too many vibes. I've been looking at the Progrips 842, and wonder if it would be possible to order them in 1" size and finagle them over the stock grips to give me more thickness.

I've tried Beemer Buddies on the C10 and didn't like them, but I liked that size.

So, has anyone tried anything silly like that? Any thoughts?

Also, I had Murph's Great Grips (Progrip 714) on the C10 and they didn't do it for me. So I was considering the 842 or 713. Anyone have any experience with those?

Thanks!
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Re: 1" Large Grips Over Stock Grips?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 05:27:06 pm »
I used to have Grip Puppies over the top of Murph's grips.  Worked well for me. 
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Re: 1" Large Grips Over Stock Grips?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 06:41:17 pm »
I discovered Progrips 842  twelve years ago BECAUSE they were available for 1" bars (on my GSX 1100G).
I'm still using them today because they are 1 3/8" dia. and feel like surgical rubber. I'm thinking it would be quite a wrestling match to stretch 'em over your existing grips but let us know if it works. As much as I still like them, I would not be able to ride this bike at all if it wasn't for a throttle clamp AND a throttle rocker. I'm one of many who have trouble with numb hands. Arthritis and carpal tunnel don't help either. Keep us posted if you find something that works. :great:

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Re: 1" Large Grips Over Stock Grips?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 06:49:58 pm »
Hey guys! I'm a C10 owner, and as of yesterday I'm now the PROUD new owner of a shiny black 09 C14. This is one AMAZING bike.   ;D

Grats Chad! :beerchug:

If your 09 doesn't already have heated grips you could get the Hot Grips installed, they are a larger diameter, plus you'd also have heated grips for colder riding.  :great:


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Re: 1" Large Grips Over Stock Grips?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 07:22:53 pm »
Thanks guys. Flat-spot, do you find the 842s provide a noticeable improvement? You just ordered the 7/8 and slipped them on the bar as they're supposed to go, right? Lastly, have you any comparison to the 714 (Murph's Great Grips)?

I'm seriously considering making a rubber bushing to go between the handlebar base and the tree. Wonder if it's been done or if it would help much.
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Re: 1" Large Grips Over Stock Grips?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2014, 08:49:45 pm »
Grip Buddies are a good way to go, and they work well with the heated grips. :motonoises:
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Re: 1" Large Grips Over Stock Grips?
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2014, 09:36:26 pm »
I came from a cruiser with the padded kuryakyn grips(big hands... stock cruiser grips too small also) and the grip puppies 10 dollar upgrade worked great for me with and without gloves and as post above said...works fine with heated grips.
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Re: 1" Large Grips Over Stock Grips?
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2014, 03:34:06 am »
Don't your grip puppies turn into a tacky, sticky nastiness after a year?

Mine are VERY tacky.  They stick to my hands after a very short period.
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Re: 1" Large Grips Over Stock Grips?
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2014, 01:38:08 pm »
I had the grip puppies on my 09 and they worked great. Also got a set for ny buddies BMW 1300GT and he likes them also. And mine got sticky, I have rode in 100 + heat and washed the bike often, never had a problem
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Re: 1" Large Grips Over Stock Grips?
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2014, 02:56:12 pm »
I had the grip puppies on my 09 and they worked great. Also got a set for ny buddies BMW 1300GT and he likes them also. And mine got sticky, I have rode in 100 + heat and washed the bike often, never had a problem



So, when they got sticky what did you do to remedy this?
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Re: 1" Large Grips Over Stock Grips?
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2014, 08:27:57 pm »
I've had mine for over a year. They didn't (haven't) gotten sticky, but the grip pattern wore smooth fairly quickly.
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Re: 1" Large Grips Over Stock Grips?
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2014, 08:57:08 pm »
I cut the ends off of my favorite set of dirt bike grips and worked them over the stock grips with soap and water. Works great.  :great:

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Re: 1" Large Grips Over Stock Grips?
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2014, 07:35:44 pm »
Thanks guys. Really looking for an option besides the Grip Buddies - had em on the C10 and wasn't a fan.

Gumby, what grips did you do that with? That's an interesting though, wonder if I could do that with a pair of the 714s. Those on top of the stock grips might do the trick.
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Re: 1" Large Grips Over Stock Grips?
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2014, 09:33:33 pm »
Gumby, what grips did you do that with? That's an interesting though, wonder if I could do that with a pair of the 714s. Those on top of the stock grips might do the trick.

I got on Amazon and picked a pair of dirt bike grips. These are the grips I have, but I'm sure any dirt bike grip would work.

I will probably wear them out in a year or so, but I will spend another $10-$15 and do it again. CHEAP!  :great:

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Re: 1" Large Grips Over Stock Grips?
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2014, 12:19:44 am »
ebay has some thick cushy grips w/ various color striping for around $7. I've had a pair, and they work well w/ heated grips.
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