DIY - Larger, more comfortable Grips

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Mambo Dave, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    I had a nice pair of Olympia's that fit well. I've got some Tourmasters that fit good , but the thumbs are a little short. I have a pair of Icons that are my favorites for the last several years.
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  2. preppypyro

    preppypyro Been here awhile

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    I havent found a good glove solution yet. Right now I use mechanic's type gloves for riding, cause they are kinda stretchy.

    I have a pair of snowmobile gloves that fit my hands well that I use when its cold, but for when its warm, every pair of xl-xxxl gloves that I have tried on locally dont fit good.
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  3. Ivyleague

    Ivyleague Been here awhile

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    an old thread about knots gave me a new twist and helped unravel my carpal tunnel problem without any loose ends:clap.
    My DR handgrips no longer cramp my style. Black paracord and baseball bat tape wrapped up on Christmas eve.:norton= Nirvana
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  4. Ironwood

    Ironwood Friday Harbor, WA

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    Look up Marlinspike seamanship. My father was really good at it. Was aboard the West Virginia at Pearl on 12/7/1941.

    I still have some of his creations. I learned early to splice and tie knots. Very useful skills. Joe
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  5. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Been here awhile

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    Just got done wrapping both sides of my GS with 550 paracord as shown in the pics. I've been looking for this thread for a couple of weeks.

    The cord is white/blue check, perfect match to the bike. I had grip buddies on both sides for a year or so, but the neoprene degraded and split a lot. For $8.99 I've got enough to do each grip 4 times.:clap. I guess I'm a KLR rider at heart.:freaky
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  6. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    :thumb Pictures, dude, PIKTURES :D Congrats on finding it.

    I still like my larger rope size - I think it gives more spaces in between the lines for circulation of the hands.

    A mix between marlinspike skills and paracord could look like (a larger version of) this on grips, which I'm sure would be a good feel - the parallel dual paracord lines of this could give the hand-relief of my larger ropes, and look better in the process:

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  7. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    the thickest dirt bike grips i have found is pro-grip 737. they are thicker than the galindos.. they are pretty indestructible - have never replaced one yet - i use them on all my offroad race bikes - the larger diameter helps eliminate arm pump
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  8. REALGRAVEROBBER

    REALGRAVEROBBER LEAVING GRAVES EMPTY

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    Honestly, this is a briliant idea.

    I have ridden some bikes with big grips (Harley's are 1" (2.54cm) handlebars) and the bigger diameter makes my hands fatigue less, and go numb less = I like.

    This will not rot in the sun like big soft foam grips do.

    It may look hokey, but I can tell you that I'm going to do the same on my bike in the coming days.

    Maybe safety-wire will help my rope grips not come apart. I'll try it and try to remember to mention how it works out.
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  9. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Seasonal bump.
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