Airhead grips

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by davemon, May 27, 2010.

  1. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    I've grown fond of the "Grab-on" foam grips over the years. BMW also made a similar, fatter foam grip. Just my preference.
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  2. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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  3. rkatapt

    rkatapt Indo-Kraut

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  4. Randakk

    Randakk n00b

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    My improved GEN II Amazing Grips I currently sell are actually designed by me and are now made in my own molds. The special synthetic rubber formulation is proprietary. In fact, we had to invent some new manufacturing processes to perfect the combination of resilience and "tacky" feel these grips deliver. These are exclusive to Randakk and not available from any other source.

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    See: http://randakks.com/collections/grips/products/randakks-amazing-grips
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  5. globalt38

    globalt38 Swimmin W/Waterwings

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    These are what I got for when I replace my heated grip elements/set-up (sometime soon hopefully before it gets cold again...:rofl)
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  6. silverhead

    silverhead Been here awhile

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    How do they differ from the cheapies sold at the parts stores? Mine are actually Italian made (I have a set on my TW200) and I think I paid $8.99 locally for them. I like them because they're slightly barrel shaped but still skinny.

    My only complaint is that they have a tendency to wander a bit. I ride with gloves always, so they don't squick me out being a bit soft (hate soft rubber against sweaty hands.) Obviously, I have not secured them with wires like MX riders would. They do stay in place well enough to not bother me or cause a safety issue.

    I just ordered a set of diamond grip Magura for my airhead because, like I said I really like skinny grips. I'm getting rid of some age hardened jackhammer grips that are too fat for my tiny hands.

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  7. Randakk

    Randakk n00b

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    Quite different in many respects. These were developed as a by-product of my involvement in vintage road-racing. I sponsor individual racers ...most notably Vintage Superbike National champion Dennis Parrish. I'm also the class sponsor for the Vintage Superbike Lightweight class. Highly skilled road-racers know the difference proper grips can make for the demands of high-precision riding.

    The grip's product features are fully detailed here: http://randakks.com/collections/grips/products/randakks-amazing-grips

    Beyond that information ...the rest is proprietary. :)
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  8. CafeDude

    CafeDude Ride to eat.....

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    BMW "sport" grips^.....those are my weapons of choice.
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  9. JimGregory

    JimGregory Long timer

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    I have them on my RS as well. I WISH I could get more! I love them.
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  10. erimille

    erimille Adventurer

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    I second the BMW sport grips. I swapped my old rock-hard grips with BMW's "newer" sport grips (BMW GRIPS #32721458395 & 32721458396) a couple years ago and never looked back. As I recall I had to removed the plastic throttle insert but managed to retro-fit this new grips to the older bike with very little effort.

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  11. globalt38

    globalt38 Swimmin W/Waterwings

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    What lift is that Erimille?
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  12. silverhead

    silverhead Been here awhile

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    I got my NOS Magura grips in the mail yesterday and I love them. Skinny, hard, and grippy. Just what I wanted. Much easier to get a handful of throttle as well as work the clutch than with the fat guys that were on there before. The right side for the throttle control has a cut-out that fits over top of the throttle side where it sticks out. Also, there's just something satisfying about attaching anything that says "Made in W. Germany" to your bike. I got em from this dude on ebay who seems to have a lot of old goodies for sale: http://www.ebay.com/usr/spike_buck

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  13. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    I saw some recently on ebay, but they weren't black. Otherwise nla unfortunately.
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  14. erimille

    erimille Adventurer

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    It's called a Liftrack Motorcycle Lift . Small footprint, but very sturdy.

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