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Old 04-20-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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Grips

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The grips on my '08 GG280Pro are shot - heading to the local shop for replacements. The place mainly carries dirtbike stuff - nothing trials specific.

Any recommendations on what to look for, or what not to look for?

I'm assuming the thinnest, basically most plain thing they have. Correct? Any specific recommendations?

Thanks.........
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:09 AM   #2
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(Used the search function - didn't come up with anything)

The grips on my '08 GG280Pro are shot - heading to the local shop for replacements. The place mainly carries dirtbike stuff - nothing trials specific.

Any recommendations on what to look for, or what not to look for?

I'm assuming the thinnest, basically most plain thing they have. Correct? Any specific recommendations?

Thanks.........


Consider the very good Pro Grip 838:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ial-Grips.aspx
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:21 AM   #3
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Renthal full diamond in medium compound. Excellent grip for use in trials (with thin gloves)
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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Renthal full diamond in medium compound. Excellent grip for use in trials (with thin gloves)
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:50 PM   #5
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Thanks guys...
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:08 AM   #6
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Thanks guys...
I will say, grips are like kind of personal preference like socks or boxers/briefs... You'll get the ones you like. you could use dirtbike grips in a pinch but I never would myself.

Just keep in mind, the trials grips have been refined for years, to "our" market or use. Grips with big ass flanges, located where you 1st finger and thumb wrap around the grip, will be worthless, and interfere with levers... BUT you can trim that flange off, like some do. I like the Hebo black grips that were standard for several years... I had quite a few, no idea if you can still or when you can get them, or if you find them online.

Dad likes his renthals as posted above, by Throttle Jock. My son liked grips that were made by domino... So best bet, IMHO something to think about.... "IF" you already liked the ones you had, find those? and get a pair shipped to you, then second thing is, since they are all relatively cheap, hell try a few different ones...

I should try others, I am sometimes resistant to try something until I cant get what I already like...

good luck shopping.

PS, I seem to fall on the left side more than anything else, so I have a bar end on there, I dont have bar end of right side, I just hated it being there... Plus rights are thinner. So, have like 4 left side grips in the spares cabinet, due to tearing the right side ones more often lol. Safety wire is better than glue, if you get the "knack" of hiding the pigtails, down well!
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:43 AM   #7
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I'm running (and liking) orange KTM half-waffle grips!
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #8
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Due to lack of selection, I went with these:



These are the same grips I run on my DRZ, and I've really liked the feel of them. The levers don't hit the flanges, just needed to adjust the clutch/brake slightly to compensate for the thickness. Rode for a few hours this weekend, they seem to be just fine.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:45 AM   #9
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Due to lack of selection, I went with these:
These are the same grips I run on my DRZ, and I've really liked the feel of them. The levers don't hit the flanges, just needed to adjust the clutch/brake slightly to compensate for the thickness. Rode for a few hours this weekend, they seem to be just fine.
Thickness? oh, I cant wear thick gloves, nor have thick grips, I cramp my arms up faster if I do.

Ill have to see if I can find a picture of those Gordy uses, lol
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:02 AM   #10
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The OEM Honda half waffle grips that come with the CRFs are a nice alternative if you can't find trials specific grips.

They are very thin.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:47 PM   #11
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Have you tried Spider grips? The SLR are pretty thin with small flange. They have a few other models, thickness, flange size etc.

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Old 04-30-2012, 06:04 PM   #12
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Thickness? oh, I cant wear thick gloves, nor have thick grips, I cramp my arms up faster if I do.

Ill have to see if I can find a picture of those Gordy uses, lol
Here ya go, taken yesterday.



Also got a little bit of glove in there in case you were wondering about that too!
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:54 AM   #13
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I bought a pair of progrips to try after this weekend. Maybe.... I still hate changing

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