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Old 09-19-2020, 08:48 PM   #1
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Does anyone sell Grip Puppies locally?

My husband just bought the* new 2019 CB1000R, and as much as he’s enjoying his new ride, he repeatedly complained of hand pain during our 140-mile break-in ride today. So clearly he needs Grip Puppies, which he had on his old SV.

All my bikes for the past 13 years have also had Grip Puppies. I used to get them at California Sport Touring in Hercules, but they’re long gone. I bought my latest 2 sets on Amazon, most recently in February, but now the only sellers are overseas - so instead of costing $20, they cost almost $40.

Does anyone in the U.S. sell these anymore? Or does anyone have a spare set they’d like to sell?

* The only one available in the entire western U.S., as far as I could tell.
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:19 PM   #2
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I got a set of these for my GS in January. Loving them. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...rch_asin_title
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Old 09-20-2020, 07:52 AM   #3
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$40 ??? Crap, when I bought a set they were $9.00
Shows you how old I am.

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Old 09-20-2020, 07:57 AM   #4
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You might try heavy bar end weights. They worked great on my GSXR, quelling that I4 buzz.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:26 AM   #5
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sjbmw has them on the shelf
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Old 09-20-2020, 01:05 PM   #6
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Old 09-20-2020, 02:24 PM   #7
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I use grip tape for tennis racquets/golf clubs...

If only I had a photo of my handlebars.

What luck:

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Old 09-20-2020, 02:26 PM   #8
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If only I had a photo of my handlebars.
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Old 09-20-2020, 02:32 PM   #9
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Awesome - thanks!
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:51 AM   #10
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Try these:

https://www.bikebandit.com/aftermark...-grips/p/43417

I've found them to be the most comfortable.
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https://www.bikebandit.com/aftermark...-grips/p/43417

I've found them to be the most comfortable.
Those never last and they get kinda gross.
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:55 AM   #12
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Those never last and they get very gross very fast.
Totally agree, but hadda ftfy.
I had them on a 1978 KZ650 project I restored. They looked sharp as hell....for about 15 minutes.
They've been available for a long time though. Also (and I realize they're a completely different animal) but whenever I see them the pudgy-in-the-middle "Pulse Grips" come immediately to mind. Remember those? They kinda looked like the fuel bulb you squeeze in-line on outboard boat engines. I still see them on a lot of old Hondas, particularly CB550s. They may well have been the stock grips on those things.
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:13 PM   #13
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I used fishing rod grip heat shrink. Can get 4 feet on ebay for about $14. Works great and you can layer it to add thickness if you want.



Just search for X-Tube Heat Shrink Wrap. I chose 40mm for my grips and it was an easy fix for mine when they started to deteriorate.
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:47 PM   #14
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Just search for X-Tube Heat Shrink Wrap. I chose 40mm for my grips and it was an easy fix for mine when they started to deteriorate.
Huh, I searched for "X-Tube" and got something else entirely.

But anyhoo, I've ordered the Grip Puppies from the UK (expensive though they are), and might pick up an extra pair in San Jose. They do wear out after 25-30K miles in my experience.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:06 PM   #15
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Those never last and they get kinda gross.
Never last? Mine would usually last 2 to 3 years or more. And they always looked good.

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