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Looking for ideas on aftermarket grips. Would rather have a straight grip not the tapered BMW grips. Using grip puppies over the stock grips but it feels to fat. Please add pictures if you can and tell how hard they were to replace. Thanks
 

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Go with the Grip Puppies. Just too much work and a bit dicey cutting the old ones off so you can keep the heating elements. I went to Grip Puppies and it took about a week of commuting to work too get used to them. Now my hands feel more relaxed due to not gripping such a small grip.....
 

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plus 1 on grip puppies...
 

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+1 on the Grip puppies.
 

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Razmataz said:
Those really are some good looking grips. Are they bigger around than the stocks? Grip puppies made my stocks much better for me, but if those are bigger around than stock....very tempting
Yes, considerably larger than stock. Main reason I got them. It was a bit of work to install them, but I still think they are the best looking alternative out there. They work really well with the stock heaters too.
 

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When I found what BMW wants for a replacement, went to Walmart, of all places sporting goods and got the kit to re-tape bicycle handle bars. Under $5.00.
Peeled off the rubber, wrapped on the tape and rode away happy.
If you do this, wrap in the direction it will tighten the tape when you open the throttle.
Mine doesn't look real good but works and is comfortable. Grip heat works just fine too. Next time, I'll try something different in the wrapping technique and try to get it to look a little better.
 

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+1 on the special K's!! :wave



But if you are simply looking to replace the OEM rubber grips... Check this:
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-11293.html

In short, Purchase two of the clutch side "NON HEATED" grips. Max has them for $25 each right now... R&B and be done...
 
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