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

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

  1. jnclem

    jnclem True Airhead

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    I just received a set of Grip Buudies/Beemer Buddies? last week. This is the sharkskin model apparently. Super easy to install, absolutely perfect thickness, cushion and grip in my opinion. I really love them!!
  2. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    OK...I have had these SS for long enough to say like I have before...these are the best inexpensive accessory you can buy. I have over 5600 KM's on the new 2013 BMW F800GS and the SS are not showing any wear and tear. They have been through rain, now HEAT, snow, pissing down rain, off road and pavement and both Cheryl and I really can't imagine going back to the skinny stock grips. They do absorb some of the vibrations we get from the Heidenau tires but they are just comfortable.

    I have small hands and I took the left grip off the other day, I put it back on and so far seems to have enough adhesive to stay put but (Dave just use rubber cement to put it back securely?) and when I rode with the stock grip exposed versus the right SS it felt too weird and not right.

    Took me a little time to get used the new thickness, not at all bad for you guys with big hands but after a few 100 KM's it felt great.

    Here are pics from May 5th...

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    You have nothing to lose really by trying the SS out...we installed them day 1 after we brought our bikes home from the dealer.

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    Thanks Dave! Oh, the customer service is awesome!:D Oh...and here is my beauty..

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  3. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    Your Bike is awesome. I always appreciate it when I see someone's bike which is obviously used and loved extensively by its owner. Your experience with the SS's is exactly as has been reported now by many other riders. Thank you for your input, and this report. BTW, looks like I may be making the trips up to national on my new C14 in July. Will you and C be there? Might be an excellent time for a Northwest OBB customer appreciation get together . Please advise your intentions with regard to National so we can plan something. Best, Dave R.

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  4. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    We are hoping to make it just depends on Cheryl's new work schedule and if they "allow" her to take off for a few shifts. Will let you know closer to the date.:D
  5. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    Got ya. I am planning to make this a trip of a lifetime, and combine pleasure with business. Will talk to you as we get closer.

    Dave R.
  6. cardoctor1

    cardoctor1 Been here awhile

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    bought a set last yr. for my r1150gs street riding only. grip covers are peeling apart .contacted company sent pics etc still waiting for the replacments been a couple months. cant post pics but would send them to an inmate that would like to post.
  7. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    cardoctor1-

    Since this is the first I am hearing of your issue because you don't identify yourself with your real name, it's difficult to assist you. Here is what I would suggest:

    1. Since we never leave any of our loyal customers stranded, contact me here by PM, email me at info@originalgripbuddies.com, or phone me up at 518-461-3003 and I will be happy to assist you with whatever problem you think you have.
    2. If you previously contacted us, it is highly unlikely (but not impossible) that we didn't fall all over ourselves to help you with your issue. Just read up on our customer service or check around. Our customer service is second to none.
    3. That being said, we realize that inevitably Murphy's law will kick in and something or someone will eventually slip through the cracks, regardless of how vigilant we are. If that is the case, civility dictates that you give us a chance to rectify your situation.
    4. It sounds like you may have a set of the Original, older, sharkskin model, not the newer more-durable SUPER SHARKSKIN Model. When you contact me, please advise how many miles you have on your grips, and when you bought them. This will help me pinpoint which ones you got, and guide me as to how best to help you.

    I want to impress on you again, that we never, ever leave a loyal customer of ours stranded, or without a more than satisfactory result for their customer service issue, so please contact me.

    Respectfully,

    Dave R.
    Company Founder
  8. cardoctor1

    cardoctor1 Been here awhile

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    dave
    thanks for your quick response and taking care off my defective grip cover
  9. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Awesome customer service by Dave once again....
  10. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    No problem whatsoever. Glad to be of assistance. It's a straighforward process:

    1. Define the problem
    2. Figure out how best to help the customer
    3. Help Him/Her
    4. Ride, Ride, Ride

    Above all, TAKE CARE of THE CUSTOMER!

    Best,

    Dave R.
  11. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    Leslie!

    Thanks for the vote of confidence. Hope you and C are doing well up north. National is still up in the air, but will advise of my plans.

    Best,

    Dave R.
  12. Mark-II

    Mark-II Turn The Gas On

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    Just saw Rider Magazine on Facebook write about these, and seeing you here on ADV clinched the sale. My new R1200GS I find the grips both too small and too slick - I constantly have to reposition my hand unless I grip harder than I want to. Sounds like these will help!
  13. Square4

    Square4 Been here awhile

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    Are you going to be at the BMWMOA Rally? If not how do I order a set to replace the ones on my sidecar rig that have 13,000+ miles on them. I have worn the left hand one down to the original handgrip even after rotating them 90 degrees to change wear pattern? Going to your website looks like I have to order them from some out of state dealer.

    Square4
  14. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    We will be represented at the MOA rally by one of our excellent dealers, Adventure Designs. I'm sure they will be happy to fix you up.

    In the event your need is more urgent than that, please advise of your location so I can direct you to a dealer close by, or arrange to send some right out to you. Feel free to email me at info@originalgripbuddies.com, or call me directly at 518-461-3003. I will be very happy to take care of your needs straight away.

    Best,

    Dave R.
  15. OldNewRider

    OldNewRider Adventurer

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    Just got a set for my K75RT. Previous owner had wrapped grips with bicycle handlebar tape which was not bad until it started unwrapping after a couple of years use. Grip Buddies much cleaner looking and also more comfortable! Very quick shipment too!
  16. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    Happy to assist!

    Dave R.
  17. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    While I make no medical claims about my product, yet, I can tell you there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that they have helped significantly with folks struggling with the same dilemma you have. Please let us know here what you think, after you have tried my grips.

    Best,

    Dave R.
  18. adkjack

    adkjack Been here awhile

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    I'd like to hear what you think of your new OGB's?
    Do they help?

    RSVP,

    Dave R.
  19. therockmantex

    therockmantex Geezer

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    Tried to order with PayPal and couldn't get through. An hour later David called me and had noticed I had placed an order that wasn't going through and he took my order and shipped it out that same day. Two days later they arrived and easy install and they are working like advertised. Great company, great customer service. A good model for other companies to copy.

    Steve
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  20. cardoctor1

    cardoctor1 Been here awhile

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    if you like the grips .try the bar end covers . really makes the bike more comfortable