grips w/ most kits too hard / not comfy.

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by bully, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. bully

    bully New Member

    anybody know of alternatives?

    my grips are the standard ones, that look like the come with most kits. i was used to my ritchie tru-grips - SO comfy.

    these have my hands fatigued in a very sort time.

    has anyone tried different ones?

    i assume you can't use regular bike grips, as isn't the throttle one a little bit bigger inside diameter?

    thanks in advance for any info...

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    for a bully, you sure have soft hands. :p
    Just Kidding!!

    I wear bicycling gloves. they have padded palms... so it takes the issue of hard grips away. (I have soft hands too!!! hahaha)
    Nobody likes to think about it.... but if you have a spill...the gloves help protect your hands, too.
  3. bully

    bully New Member

    bully is definetly an old internet joke that stuck from a forum in a distant land far,far away.

    in addition to that, i prefer comfort.

    with it cold, i have been wearing gloves...this is just pre-emtive, for summer...
  4. bully

    bully New Member

    i guess you could just get motorcycle grips? just wondering if anyone has...making sure they fit correct...
  5. Changing grips

    Hi bully, I have done this. I first with razor knife sliced off the old grip. Now your observation of the grip being stuck on good, and the throttle being a little larger diameter is correct, however, if you choose a grip that is a bt "strechy" you can lube the grip, and force it onto the nylon inner portion of the throttle.

    Now you can use either Windex equivelent, saliva, or whatever trips your trigger. Need to be a water based lube for the most part, tho I have heard of using Hair Spray, and KY Jelly, amoung others.

    It can, and has been done, tho I have never tried to save the orig grip.

  6. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I've considered getting a set of foam bicycle grips.

    Left side would go on just like normal.

    And I was thinking for the throttle; slit the grip lengthwise, slip over existing throttle grip and contact cement in place.

    I suspect it might not hold forever. But I might give it a try one day.

    The standard grips are pretty hard on the hands and wrists.
  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    been thinking about getting some cloth handle bar tape (as used on racing bars)
    wrap it over my mountain bike rubber grips

    is it just me
    or is this a lacking (MB parts) area that distributors haven't jumped all the way into

    as we ride those THINGS
  8. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    I use foam grips on both sides on all my rides and love them! They are very durable and help dampen the buzz on rides. They used to be a buck 99 on ebay but now are 4-5 bucks a pair :-(
  9. Grips

    Hi all, I've used black rubber, white rubber, and the foam of the type supplied with some Beach Cruisers, and yes, altho it lacks style the simple foam is by far the most comfortable, especially if your machine buzzes like a beehive.

  10. bully

    bully New Member

    but did the foam grips - i.e regular old bike grips, fit OVER the throttle?
  11. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    You just slice the old grip off of the throttle and remove it. You then spray some windex or soapy water on the throttle and slide the foam grip on it. If you can't do that, you can easily purchase a new plastic throttle sub-assembly.
  12. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest

    I just went to my nearest motorcycle shop and bought a pair of good old Scott motorcycle grips. They already are designed for the 2 different sizes. I did have to mod my plastic throttle as it was one of the old narrow ones. I just extended it using a piece of pvc tube to the correct length. Not quite as squishy as some of the bicycle grips out there but better than the stock ones. Front suspension helps too.:cool:
  13. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    I wouldn't use hair spray - it's mostly shellac, and it would end up 'gluing' the grips in place.
  14. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    You could also get a thumb throttle (I just used a brake lever cut in half, but I believe Staton sells more professional lookin' ones) and then use any regular cushy handle grips you'd like.
  15. bully

    bully New Member

    i like the twist throttle too much to give up.

    vroom, vroom and what not ;)