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post #1 of 5 Old 09-04-2012, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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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!
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Crap, what are they called...um....Grip Puppies. Cheap and comfortable.




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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.

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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.
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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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