cure for BMW 800GS skinny grips

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Gangplank, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. YeeHaa

    YeeHaa Fang it!!!!

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    Great work - The colour looks cool as well. pretty inexpensive and easy huh!
  2. Mark5PA

    Mark5PA Long timer

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    Yea. The pic doesn't do the color justice. They match the lava orange quite well.
    Using the broom handle made it too easy. Thanks for the tip!
  3. FNMAN

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    I had these grips on my WR and I love them. I just ordered a set for the F800. Letting the grip heaters warm up first is a great idea.

    Thanks for the tip!
  4. nytrashman

    nytrashman old and in the way

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  6. nytrashman

    nytrashman old and in the way

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    i just noticed there is no pic on there website. they are made from neoprene, the same material thAT wet suits are made from. they attach with an adhesive strip on one side that attaches to your OEM grip, then you wrap it around and it attaches to itself with velcro. i will take a pic or two of what they look like on my bike tomorrow and post it.
  7. bmwgsrider

    bmwgsrider Been here awhile

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    Lots of different suggestions on grips for a thicker grip which I am looking for to help see if that solves my hand from hurting...

    I am also looking for something that will prevent the grips from being extremely cold in the single digit numbers... is there anything that will prevent the grips from being extremely cold riding in the single digit temperatures?

    Thanks.
  8. Singletrack_mind

    Singletrack_mind Cave Man

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    Many, (but not all) GS's have a nifty rocker switch under the rider's right thumb to address this issue. I'm supposing yours doesn't?

    Sorry, couldn't resist being a wise-ass, but if warm hands is what you want, get heated grips. I have the soft Renthal grips installed over my OEM BMW grips, the heaters still keep my hands comfortable down below freezing. So, if your "single digits" are in Celsius you'd be fine, but if your digits are in Fahrenheit I doubt you'll ever find anything that keeps your hands warm when it's that cold out.
  9. bmwgsrider

    bmwgsrider Been here awhile

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    I expected a wise-ass statement so thank you... but was looking for something to help the grips from feeling frozen before the heated grips starts taking affect... reason is I wear thin gloves only and the coldness do seep through the gloves pretty quick before heated grips starts working...

    Even the clutch and brake lever are very cold too and will be looking to help them not being very cold to the touch too...
  10. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    The only thing I can think of is some handlebar muffs, or the equivalent. A few people make them; these are from Wunderlich.

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    Best Rest Products also makes some (WaterShed Motorcycle Mitts) but they're a good bit more expensive.
  11. bmwgsrider

    bmwgsrider Been here awhile

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  12. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    Oh. If you already use them, I'm out of suggestions. Good luck!
  13. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Those look nice...I was expecting them to look like grip puppies when it said neoprene on their website, but it looks like the exterior has a more grip like texture to it as opposed to the wetsuit material look, correct?

  15. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    yes they are textured, I believe they call this "sharkskin" no slippage at all even when riding in the rain with gloves soaking wet, very comfortable and far superior IMHO than any other grip I;ve tried
  16. GB

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    How do the BeemerBuddies attach? They wrap around the grips and velcro both ends together?
  17. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    yes, there is a strip of glue reputed to be able to withstand 185 degrees, you attach this to the grip and wrap the rest around then velcro the 2 ends together

    i can pop mine off and post some pics if you want to see them ) there are no pics on the beemerbuddie site as of today)
  18. Ronin ADV

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    So which is it? Do they slip over the end or wrap around?
  19. EJ_92606

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    Same question....not sure how we can have two polar different answers here. I'd prefer the slip on...not sure I like the sound of glue and velcro. :ear
  20. nytrashman

    nytrashman old and in the way

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    they do not slip over, they wrap around the grip and as another poster said they use some glue and velcro to attach.