cure for BMW 800GS skinny grips

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

  1. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Pics would be appreciated. I ordered a set.
  2. bmwgsrider

    bmwgsrider Been here awhile

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    Here is a picture of what couple folks been talking about:

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  3. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    Wow, I did NOT need to know that...
  4. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    Mods: please don't punt the entire thread to Vendors. There is some useful info in here that doesn't pertain to the ongoing transactions. Please consider moving only the relevant posts to Vendors.
  5. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    Agree. Please split the thread into two. One for skinny grips and one for beemer buddies. Cross linked...? :D
  6. JohnnieBoy

    JohnnieBoy Been here awhile

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    Right? WTF?
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    EJ_92606 Rider

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    bahaha:rofl:D

    I'm sure the original poster had no idea :eek1:lol3
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  12. danrider

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    Have you found that the grips are also absorbing the vibrations?

    Thanks
    Dan
  13. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    Not sure I would notice. I don't find the 800 all that vibey compared to my old F650 Dakar single. It is a little more than my GSXR-750 trackbike but that bike is smooth as butter.

    I guess I'd say yes they absorb a little but not a so much that you would look to it as a solution... not that there is a solution if you feel vibration is a problem. :1drink
  14. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Funny this just came up, I was about to start a thread . . . might still.


    I had never thought of my 800GS as a "buzzy" bike, but over the last couple of months it seems it has become more and more buzzy to the point it puts my hands to sleep.


    I'm going to try a set of Renthal Gel Rallye grips to see if they help but I wonder if anyone has found any other solution to buzzy grips?? :dunno
  15. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Ya I found a solution....R1200GS :evil

    I had the F800ST and it is a buzzy engine. The grip puppies help, but hands still fall asleep after an hour. It was annoying and not the main reason why I switched out to the 1200, but I must say, even without grip puppies, my hands never fall asleep on the 1200.
  16. Ronin ADV

    Ronin ADV Gear addict

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    So I found these today at my Yamaha dealer.

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    Bought two pairs for $7.95 each. Got two pairs so I could use the thinner one.

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    Trimmed the ends a bit.

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    Looks about right.

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    Undid the handguard end. Stretched them on over the stock ones. Bingo. Problem solved.

    [​IMG]
  17. malloy

    malloy Been here awhile

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    Wow, ten pages on grips:norton. This is a fun place:lol3.
  18. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    You've got your settings wrong. At 40 posts per page we're only on page 4.


    You want to be impressed. check out an OIL thread. :hide
  19. amycyclenut

    amycyclenut Been here awhile

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    I replaced mine with the older BMW oem grips, like these:

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    The foam and o-ring solutions all made the grip too big, these are perfect for me.
  20. malloy

    malloy Been here awhile

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    Oil threads are special, too. And I also like tire threads :lol3.