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SRTeric 09-04-2012 01:19 AM

Bar grip recommendation?
 
As expected with a klr at highway speeds, im getting some serious vibes through the handle bars. Im probably not going to spend the cash on bar isolators or a 685 kit, but id like to try to get some relief from the vibes. Ive got some pro grips on there at the moment, but can anyone recommend some other, mushier grips that will weather well? Thanks!

Lockjaw 09-04-2012 01:37 AM

Crap, what are they called...um....Grip Puppies. Cheap and comfortable.




Spec 09-04-2012 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SRTeric (Post 110020)
As expected with a klr at highway speeds, im getting some serious vibes through the handle bars. Im probably not going to spend the cash on bar isolators or a 685 kit, but id like to try to get some relief from the vibes. Ive got some pro grips on there at the moment, but can anyone recommend some other, mushier grips that will weather well? Thanks!


I use Pro Grip 737s. They're a bit larger diameter, fairly squishy and last forever. I don't notice much vibration in the grips but I do have aluminum hand guards installed that soak up some of the vibes.

Have you adjusted the doo and checked the motor mount bolts? Both will contribute to vibrations.

Sheddster 09-04-2012 01:48 PM

I use Pro Grip 714's. They are fairly larger than your average grip and are pretty squishy. I like 'em and they did cut down on felt vibration along with some other fixes.

NH Thumper 09-04-2012 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lockjaw (Post 110023)
Crap, what are they called...um....Grip Puppies. Cheap and comfortable.

Yup. Grip Puppies. Under $10 with free shipping (at least they were when I got mine). Not only do they help the vibration, they make the grip thicker. I find the stock KLR grips are too skinny for my long fingers.


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