Beemer Buddies handgrip covers group buy for BMW bikes (from Cure for Skinny Grips)

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by adkjack, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Autobahn

    Autobahn Adventurer

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    Count me as another satisfied customer. The Beemer Buddies were shipped promptly and arrived with the surprise candy and a "thank you" note from Dave. The installation was quick and simple. They do take some getting used to, but the result is a much more comfortable grip and less fatigue/cramping. Even though it was 84 today, I tried the heated grips and the Buddies have little or no impact. Great product and well worth the price!
  2. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    Autobahn-

    Glad you got your OBB's in good time, and that they went on smoothly. You are in good company with a ton of other folks who feel as you do. I am confident that you will count this farkle as one of your favorite. Thanks so much for your business. I appreciate your positive and complimentary comments.

    Best,

    Dave R.
  3. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    sent you an email Dave. We would be in for 2 pairs.
  4. cardoctor1

    cardoctor1 Been here awhile

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    bought a set a few weeks ago at montgomeryville cycle center. really helped making the bike more comfortable. even the heated grips still work.:rofl
  5. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    Great to see you at Montgomeryville. That Bob Jones is a great guy! Also, glad the OGB's helped with making the bike more comfortable. We have found that the more comfortable the pilot, the fewer errors the pilot makes . ie. OGB's=better safety!
    And, yes, we designed our grips specifically to concentrate the heat from your heated grips. many report that they now prefer the function of their heated grips with the OGB's in place. Thanks for your valuable input, and the nice things you said.

    Best,

    Dave R.
  6. GS Addict

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    OK, 2 weeks of riding has passed and I must say they are nice!
    My bike is a '00 R1150GS
    Initially my hands were cramping as I had been used to the small grips for 12 years. I stuck with the Buddies and it paid off. After a week I was used to them and enjoy the vibration damping as well as the softness, I expect long trips to be easier with these as well.
    When I purchased them I had some reservations as to the effectiveness of the heat conduction. To my surprise the grips are actually warmer! I had to turn the heat down or off sooner. I think with the stock grips the heat is only conducted thru the rings of rubber whereas with the Buddies heat is constant over the entire surface.
    They are stupidly easy to install and reposition easily if you don't get it right the first time.
    A great product IMHO and well priced. Try a set - you won't be disappointed.

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  7. adkjack

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    GS Addict-

    Great writeup. You are totally awesome :rilla:wings
    The part I like is that you gave my OBB's a chance to really help you, and they worked exactly as they were designed. What a great feeling for me as a product developer, to know that I might have just hit the mark for a guy suffering 12 whole years from the "skinny, uncomfortable grip syndrome". Bully for you for doing something good to help yourself, and may you ride long and safe.


    Best, :thumb

    Dave R.
  8. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    Leslie: I read up on your travels with partner Cheryl. Very impressive adventures! Will be sending out your order in the morning. Thanks for entrusting your business to me.

    Best,

    Dave R.
  9. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    thanks Dave:D
  10. adkjack

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    ----NEWSFLASH----

    Only 2 more days for the Spring Group Buy (till 5/15/12). May even want to pick up a second set for yourself or a friend at the low price of $19.95 delivered (CONUS).

    Get 'em
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    , and don't forget to use the coupon codes described below on my sig line.

    Best,

    Dave R.
  11. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    JUST A REMINDER

    Today's the last day for the Spring Group Buy. Of course, we still believe our grips are a bargain without the discount, but you know human nature, so:

    GET 'EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT, and don't forget to use coupon code "advrider" for CONUS, and "advriderworld" for international orders!!!!!!!!!!!

    Order HERE

    Best,

    Dave R.
  12. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    Just wanted everyone to know that as of 5/16/12, we are offering FREE SHIPPING to all 50 states (including Hawaii and Alaska). When you are ready to order, just go HERE.

    Best,

    Dave R.
  13. Beer Bear

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    Just a quick note to let you know that I recently received and installed a set of Beemer Buddies on my F800GS. It is amazing how big a difference a simple fix can make, particulary for those of us with larger hands. Dramatically increase the comfort of the grips. Thanks very much Dave for making my riding experience that much better!!
  14. adkjack

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    Beer Bear-

    When I get comments like yours in a thread like this it makes my hard days very much worth the effort. You are very kind, and I'm gratified that my grips are helping you to enjoy your ride that much more.

    All the best,

    Dave R.
  15. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Just watched your videos Dave...installation seems easy and your BIKE is to die for! What do you have on the clutch side where you replaced the mirror? I see a ram mount...but what is that device. Looking forward to getting our grip buddies soon! BTW...my FB page liked your FB page...:D
  16. kevinj

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    Just ordered a pair. I recently bought a 12gs and the handgrips are so uncomfortable compared to my cheap old bike ... Initially I was going to buy fancy gloves with racing fit and kangaroo leather for better control ... but the beemer buddies may be a much simpler fix :).
  17. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    I think you will find these grips to be one of your favorite farkles. Got your order, and they should go out right away.

    Best,

    Dave R.
  18. adkjack

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    Leslie-

    Not sure what happened there, but I had posted a response to you some days ago, but it must have been so late that I forgot to hit the "post" button or something.

    I had responded that the item on the left of my handlebars is a TPX Adaptiv Technologies radar detector from my buddy Wayne Chen out in California. Wayne makes one of the only waterproof radar detectors designed expressly for motorcycle use. BTW, that is a Techmount, not a ram mount. Also, thanks for the bike compliment. It means that much more to me coming from someone who owns a pair of real nice BMW's herself.

    I would think that you have gotten your OBB's by now, and I'll be anxious to hear how you like them, so let me know.

    Best to you and partner Cheryl,

    Dave R.
  19. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Dave not here yet...takes forever to get to Canada, no less BC sometimes. We are looking forward to getting as both our grips are wearing out. Thanks for the info about that cool radar detector. Very cool accessory. Once we get your grips we will be posting a review and impressions here and on our blog...I am sure we will LOVE them as I have had quite a few FB page followers tell me they have them or know someone and said they all really like this idea and find them comfy.

    I will et you know as soon as we get them and they are on the bikes!:D
  20. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    Hi Leslie-

    Just went back and refreshed my memory as to when your grips were shipped. They went out on the 15th/16th of May, so 10 days and counting at his point. Keep me in the loop, as I have seen it go as much as 2 weeks to Canada. If you don't get them soon, we can start a trace.

    All the best,

    Dave R.