Holy Spit - Grip Puppies are $20 Now?!?!?! Alternatives, please.

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by bwringer, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. lam@advf

    lam@advf Been here awhile

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    It's not an issue for me. I was just curious if that might work for someone or had it been tried and there was there a reason it was no go. The OP did ask for alternatives.
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  2. goldo

    goldo Adventurer

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    I've used a gel wrap for tennis rackets and really like the way they feel and increase the diameter of the grip
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  3. ghostrider990

    ghostrider990 n00b

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    just replaced my original set, and paid the price gladly.

    You guys are ridiculously cheap.
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  4. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    Pipe insulation is almost always slit up the side so you can press it onto an installed pipe. To use it as a grip you'd have to tape wrap it to keep it together and on the grips.
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  5. zap2504

    zap2504 Dave E.

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    Some foam pipe insulation has adhesive on both cut ends (covered by a clear tape) so you can glue it back together after wrapping the pipe. Should work here too, but you need to be careful as you will only have 1 chance to get it right.
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  6. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    I'd think any pipe insulation I've seen would be too thick for a grip. And I've never seen any with an ID that big.
    Doubt it would up over time either.

    And I am a cheap bastard....too cheap to try it!
    :D

    When I got my ST, I went on a week long trip right away. Soon discovered the grips were too skinny for me, so got a roll of rubber shelf liner and a bag of rubber bands. Cut strips of the soft rubber mesh, wrapped them around to the thickness that felt good and held it in place with the rubber bands.
    Worked great till I got home and got a real pair of thick comfy grips!!!!
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  7. Gompie

    Gompie Been here awhile

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    +1. I recently did some pipe insulation. That stuff only glues together on a loose fit, which is what you want in pipe insulation. It's not what you want on motorcycle grips. For the price, I'm staying with grip puppies.
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