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The grips on my present CX needed replacing.I took a gamble ones like these,



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycl...rcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a6fff4080



They are not as fat as the ones on my other CX but fatter than stock,which I like as it helps relieve fatigue.I've just done around 150 miles today with them on and not once did I get any tinglies.I didn't even need to use my Vista Cruise control!





They are not the crappy foam type that get sodden but a soft rubber compound that works fantastic.Grab a bargain if you don't like the,"Tinglies".Took about a week to get to the UK from Thailand.





Remember also the old trick.Spray inside with Hairspray,push on fast and they will grip nice on the bars.




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The grips on my present CX needed replacing.I took a gamble on these,



http://cgi.ebay.co.u...=item3f0208870b





They are not as fat as the ones on my other CX but fatter than stock,which I like as it helps relieve fatigue.I've just done around 150 miles today with them on and not once did I get any tinglies.I didn't even need to use my Vista Cruise control!





They are not the crappy foam type that get sodden but a soft rubber compound that works fantastic.Grab a bargain if you don't like the,"Tinglies".Took about a week to get to the UK from Thailand.








Yeah, but do they have heat?
 

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Shep those grips look great. If I stop being so cheap I'll grab a set.
 

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I like the ones you have better shep... The ones that you just posted are ok... but I like the look of your new ones better. Now I must hunt an equivalent down! (more now then ever since I just cut off the foam ones).
 

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Shep,



Is it mainly the rubber material you like or the specific mold pattern?


It's the rubber material between the ends.It's totally damped the,"Tinglies" hence why I posted the US links as I think they will do the same job.It's a soft rubber compound but not spongy.I've done well over 500 miles now with them and they are a joy to have on.

I do a lot,"Hill climbs" and high torque riding around my county.This is when I feel vibrations a lot because of constant shifting but they are also superb at all speeds,cruising etc.Like I said I've hardly,if ever,used my Vista control since fitting them




It's always worth taking a gamble on some cheap stuff as you never know....
 

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From above, I have the Randakk grips and love them. They don't get slippery in wet conditions like foamies do. They do a good job at cutting some vibration - but you're never going to get it all out. It's a compromise between handling the bike safely and cutting vibes.



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Don't forget that you can add a little additional inner bar weight to reduce the vibrations at the grips.



An easy and inexpensive way to concentrate weight just in that area may be quite laughable but actually works - you simply re-use an empty shotgun shell casing and refill it with shot. True lead shot is best as its lightly resilent compressibility does a better job at damping than the newer steel shot. A fully empty 12 gauge shell casing (wadding & powder obviously gone) will hold right around 2 oz of shot weight with the end crimped back closed and sealed with some hot glue.



Here are the sizes of empty shell casings:



http://www.dave-cushman.net/shot/shotshellloads.html
 

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Weighting bars is next to useless.Tried em all.All it does is move vibrations into a different but still fatiguing rev range.



As per above.These grips or similar are superb and have gotten rid of,"All" damaging vibrations for me
 

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Re Randakk's grips: Unless I am mistaken, they are made by Pro-Grip. I have a similar set that came with a bike I no longer have but I liked them enough to move them to the 650 when it replaced that machine.



I bought a different set of Pro-Grips for the GoldWing too. Gel grips are much more comfortable than the original hard rubber type on bumpy roads and I wouldn't even consider foam grips after I tried them once.
 

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I'll take your word for it, just ordered a set of Randakk's miracle grips. I looked at a few variants at our local shop and nothing looked special, some were going too far and the ones made from foam didn't look like they'd last all that long.
 

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I'll take your word for it, just ordered a set of Randakk's miracle grips. I looked at a few variants at our local shop and nothing looked special, some were going too far and the ones made from foam didn't look like they'd last all that long.


Just to Clarify these are not,"Foam" but a softer rubber compound and none porous.It's a bit weird actually as you can still sense rev vibrations at the grips but they are being absorbed and not transmitted to the hands.They aren't as wide in diameter as the anti-vibration grips on my other CX so also feel a bit more repsponsive
 

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Shep, I just order a set yesterday I hope they work out to my liking? I've been using Yamaha OEM sportbike grips for quite a while on both my road bikes, we'll see.

Cheers, 50gary
 
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