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What kind of grips is everyone using and how comfortable / durable are they?
Help me decide so I can get rid of my stock grips!
 

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These were on my bike when I got it. Loved them from the beginning. I will replace with same when needed. I can move my hand slightlyl and you get a different feel. I've done several all day rides and hands never gave me an issue with them.


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These were on my bike when I got it. Loved them from the beginning. I will replace with same when needed. I can move my hand slightlyl and you get a different feel. I've done several all day rides and hands never gave me an issue with them.


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I had those on my 650 and yes, they were fantastic. I had the throttle boss on it too and made it real nice.
Never ordered from that place. Are they quick?
 

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I've ordered several times from JP Cycles, always got things quick without any hassle. I've got cruise control so throttle boss not needed.
 

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Kuryakyn ISO's same as others have mentioned. At first the vibration was horrible, so bad my hands actually hurt after 10 minutes. I purchased the weighted bar ends and it cured the problem. They are fine now. I also have the throttle boss which is nice too. I probably will add on the cruise assist too.
 

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I agree with what everyone says about the ISO grips. I bought a pair of Kuryakyn for the 1100 and I was very happy with them. They were about $120 CDN. When I got the Nomad it had stock grips so I wanted to change them out. I found a set of Kuryakyn knock offs for $40 and they seem pretty good. The rubber is softer than the Kuryakyn grips and is starting to wear after one season. I guess you get what you pay for but overall I'm happy with them. I'll probably go with Kuryakyn when I replace them.
 

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I agree with what everyone says about the ISO grips. I bought a pair of Kuryakyn for the 1100 and I was very happy with them. They were about $120 CDN. When I got the Nomad it had stock grips so I wanted to change them out. I found a set of Kuryakyn knock offs for $40 and they seem pretty good. The rubber is softer than the Kuryakyn grips and is starting to wear after one season. I guess you get what you pay for but overall I'm happy with them. I'll probably go with Kuryakyn when I replace them.
Thanks for the feedback on the Knockoffs. I've been tempted to try those. Glad I stuck with the Kuryakyn..
Here in the States you can find original Kuryakyn on Ebay for 10 - $20 off the normal price.
 

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I've got cruise control so throttle boss not needed.
i don't think one negates the other. i have both on mine and only use cruise control for long stretches of constant speed. but that throttle boss is always there constantly alleviating stress and fatigue off the hands, fingers, and wrist.

i have the kuryakyn transformer grips which are pretty much the ISO grips but with a fancier design
 

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i don't think one negates the other. i have both on mine and only use cruise control for long stretches of constant speed. but that throttle boss is always there constantly alleviating stress and fatigue off the hands, fingers, and wrist
I would run both but I had to take the throttle boss off to run the cruise assist.
 

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just installed the Kuryakyn ISO grips with throttle boss on my 650 today. Throttle side is a piece of cake... took about 15 minutes. On clutch side, I protected the end cap and twisted it off with adjustable pliers. Then I worked a shish kabob skewer underneath the rubber grip. With some wd40, I was able to remove it without cutting it. The major caution, the cement used to secure it sets in 6 seconds. The grip is very tight and hard to slip on in that time. I opted not to glue it for now until I find some with a longer working time.
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I was hoping that the clutch side could be held on like the brake side. But that is not the case or is it glued and also under the switches to?
 
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