Fat(ter) grips?

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  1. GSnovice

    GSnovice Beer me up, Scotty!

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    After breaking my wrist in a little off at Easter, I'm having trouble making a fist with my left hand - and finding it painful riding the DRZ, which has MX grips. The Oxfords on the GS are only about 6mm bigger in the OD, but make a heck of a difference to riding comfort.
    Been looking on the interwebs, but none of the grips I can find give an OD measurement. Has anyone found fatter MX grips - say around 35-36mm OD?
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  2. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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    would foam grips solve the problem
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    they increase the size
    linky here
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  3. Nandewar

    Nandewar Sound sound the clarion

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    I use tennis racket tape. Especially for winter riding with thicker gloves. It makes a massive difference.
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  4. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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  5. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Push bike shops stock tape to wrap grips.
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  6. UTB

    UTB Been here awhile

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    +1 for ripper grips - helps a lot with hand fatigue and a vibration numbness I reckon.
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  7. 911

    911 Been here awhile Supporter

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  8. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    +1 for the progrip 714.
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  9. GSnovice

    GSnovice Beer me up, Scotty!

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    Looked at them, not sure how well they will stick to the Protaper grips I've got, plus, not sure how long they'll last?
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  10. 911

    911 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I recently bought a new bike.
    Rode it once and could not wait to cut the grips off.
    Diameter was too small.
    Rally 714 progrips have a larger diameter
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  11. UTB

    UTB Been here awhile

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    Mine haven' moved at all. I've had them on for about 15k kms and they're going a bit flat in some spots underneath where I hang on with my fingers when standing up. For $20- I'm happy.
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  12. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Also worth using these every day

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  13. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Try this. Hold your hand in either a closed fist, or a fully opened position, fingers and thumb straight. It doesn't take long before it gets quite uncomfortable in either position. My theory has always been that you should have your hand as close as possible to its "resting size/state", that half curl position. Or "muscle tone", where your hand for example is in a state of rest between two directions of movement.

    So, for longish periods of time holding a throttle open, larger grips should be more comfy. Thinner grips when there is a lot more movement going on, ie off-road/racing. Works for me anyways....
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  14. billyt53

    billyt53 Phast Phossil

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  15. duc104

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    Have you looked at Oxford Fat Grips. They're about the same od as Oxford heated grips. ie 33mm
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  16. GSnovice

    GSnovice Beer me up, Scotty!

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    No - but I will now! Thanks Duc!
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  17. KIZ

    KIZ Marty

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    I also have the slide over Grip puppies on 2 of my bikes from Andystrapz
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  18. Sundowner

    Sundowner Extended Play

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    Every bike I currently own has these grips. Swear by them. Did both Oz Safari rides with them as well. Can't be faulted for grip and comfort. I have size 12 hands, so they just make hanging on so much easier.
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