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Grip protectors
« on: July 04, 2019, 12:02:57 pm »
What grip protectors fit on a KTM?
Heated grips are expensive to replace, so let's protect them.
On my F800GS it was easy. A set of foam bicycle grips from Makro did the trick on the thin BMW grips.
But KTM grips are beefier - they are the same diameter as the BMW grip WITH foam grips fitted.  So the Makro foam grips tear when trying to fit.
Cricket bat grips perish within 3 months, so these are not an option.

Any suggestion then for grip protectors on a beefy KTM grip?
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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2019, 12:38:43 pm »
We stock TWO sizes of OVER-grips:


Fits 1.25" - 1.45" OD (outside diameter) Touring, Most Adventure bikes, Sports bikes and Scooters, etc
and
1.45" - 1.65" OD (fits Harley and Cruisers) (up to 42mm...)


the Harley/Cruiser grips (LARGER O.D. might be your bet)


(Compatible with heated grips/durable EPDM foam, UV & Ozone resistant, etc.).


we stock both sizes...


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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 01:06:55 pm »
Thanks Chris!☺
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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2019, 04:23:09 pm »
We stock TWO sizes of OVER-grips:


Fits 1.25" - 1.45" OD (outside diameter) Touring, Most Adventure bikes, Sports bikes and Scooters, etc
and
1.45" - 1.65" OD (fits Harley and Cruisers) (up to 42mm...)


the Harley/Cruiser grips (LARGER O.D. might be your bet)


(Compatible with heated grips/durable EPDM foam, UV & Ozone resistant, etc.).


we stock both sizes...


Chris & Team


Jip What he said. :thumleft: I love them and for us guys with big hands they work awesome.  Hands dont cramp up and they protect the grips alot.
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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2019, 09:57:09 am »
I fitted cricket bat grip
 

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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2019, 10:19:21 am »
We stock TWO sizes of OVER-grips:


Fits 1.25" - 1.45" OD (outside diameter) Touring, Most Adventure bikes, Sports bikes and Scooters, etc
and
1.45" - 1.65" OD (fits Harley and Cruisers) (up to 42mm...)


the Harley/Cruiser grips (LARGER O.D. might be your bet)

(Compatible with heated grips/durable EPDM foam, UV & Ozone resistant, etc.).
we stock both sizes...

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Jip What he said. :thumleft: I love them and for us guys with big hands they work awesome.  Hands dont cramp up and they protect the grips alot.

I had to replace the Makro grips every 1-2 years - fortunately, they are affordable. How long do these grips last?
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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2019, 10:22:22 am »
I have a set of these grip puppies on my bike for the past 4 years and they still look OK keeping in mind I use my bike every day.

They are very easy to fit as well, just borrow/steal some of the wife's hairspray, spray a bit on the grip and slide the foam grips over en let it set for a hour or so.

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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2019, 10:26:19 am »
I fitted cricket bat grip
This works well, is cheap and comes in many colours
 

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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2019, 12:29:02 pm »
I fitted cricket bat grip
This works well, is cheap and comes in many colours
but perishes after 3 months.
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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2019, 12:54:54 pm »
I have a set of these grip puppies on my bike for the past 4 years and they still look OK keeping in mind I use my bike every day.

They are very easy to fit as well, just borrow/steal some of the wife's hairspray, spray a bit on the grip and slide the foam grips over en let it set for a hour or so.

will you be able to remove them again?
 

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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2019, 02:07:37 pm »
I have a set of these grip puppies on my bike for the past 4 years and they still look OK keeping in mind I use my bike every day.

They are very easy to fit as well, just borrow/steal some of the wife's hairspray, spray a bit on the grip and slide the foam grips over en let it set for a hour or so.

will you be able to remove them again?

I'm sure that I will be able to remove them without to much effort if I carefully cut it with a sharp blade. I don't think that the hairspray is as sticky s glue. After more than 4 years I still don't have the need to remove or replace them seeing that they still look fine.

I tried the cricket bat grip but like mentioned before it perished after a couple of months and it started to slip on the original grips affecting the throttle and even making the beloved "meerkatting" a bit dangerous if you don't have a tight grip on the handlebars  :pot:

The grip puppies ( I think this is what they are called) also help a lot that your hands don't go numb.
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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2019, 03:58:16 pm »
I have a set of these grip puppies on my bike for the past 4 years and they still look OK keeping in mind I use my bike every day.

They are very easy to fit as well, just borrow/steal some of the wife's hairspray, spray a bit on the grip and slide the foam grips over en let it set for a hour or so.

will you be able to remove them again?

I'm sure that I will be able to remove them without to much effort if I carefully cut it with a sharp blade. I don't think that the hairspray is as sticky s glue. After more than 4 years I still don't have the need to remove or replace them seeing that they still look fine.

I tried the cricket bat grip but like mentioned before it perished after a couple of months and it started to slip on the original grips affecting the throttle and even making the beloved "meerkatting" a bit dangerous if you don't have a tight grip on the handlebars  :pot:

The grip puppies ( I think this is what they are called) also help a lot that your hands don't go numb.

They remove very easy. Your grips look as new once you removed the old ones and fit the new ones. I really like the grip puppies. They are comfortable and like Blackhawk said your hands dont go numb. 
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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2019, 08:13:29 pm »
I've never had grip covers, never kept a bike longer than 2-3 years, but seeing my 1290 is a 'keeper', I think I'll get a set
 

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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2019, 08:57:14 pm »
Cricket bat grips on my gsa lasts more than a year, with commuting every day and heated grips used in winter. Maybe just try some better quality cricket bat grips? Still cheap...
 

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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2019, 03:17:44 pm »
I installed a set of Grip Up foam over grips kindly supplied by Flying Brick.
The smaller of the two sets worked well as the cruiser grips would have been too big for the 21.67mm diameter of the KTM grips.
I had to cut them shorter to fit. We dont have hairspray in the house, but Q20 works just as well.
I preheated the grips in hot water to make them more elastic (the Makro Grips tear if you don't), sprayed the OEM grip and slide over foam grip with Q20, pushed a long thin screwdriver through the foam grip hole and used it to guide the foam griip over the handlebar, rotating the screwdriver around the handlebar grip as we go to make sure the foam slides over.
It was easy - well done!☺
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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2019, 03:58:26 pm »
I installed a set of Grip Up foam over grips kindly supplied by Flying Brick.
The smaller of the two sets worked well as the cruiser grips would have been too big for the 21.67mm diameter of the KTM grips.
I had to cut them shorter to fit. We dont have hairspray in the house, but Q20 works just as well.
I preheated the grips in hot water to make them more elastic (the Makro Grips tear if you don't), sprayed the OEM grip and slide over foam grip with Q20, pushed a long thin screwdriver through the foam grip hole and used it to guide the foam griip over the handlebar, rotating the screwdriver around the handlebar grip as we go to make sure the foam slides over.
It was easy - well done!☺

Those work excellent! Looks great.
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Re: Grip protectors
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2019, 04:43:07 pm »
Ah, more money going to Flying brick  :o

Have them on the 1200R and they work well and was looking for a set for the XR

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