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Does anyone know what kind of grips these are?

 
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docutech
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:44 am    Post subject: Does anyone know what kind of grips these are? Reply with quote

Does anyone know what kind of grips these are?



They look like these...except these are foam where as the above are gel.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/PROGRIP-BIG-CRUISER-MODEL-860-GRIPS/GP_2017111_N_111+10211+600014737_10111.jcw



Will these fit a '08 Buddy 125? I have no idea what the diameter of the bars is.

Thank you in advance.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The buddy uses 7/8th inch grips, this one will fit.

It might stick out a little more than stock because of it being 4-5mm longer, but it should still look nice. I searched ebay and many motorcycle stores online, but I can only find the same old foam grips, not the gel ones. Sorry.

Tips to getting it off though, use some WD-40 to lubricate it off. Then, spray some in the new grips and slide them on, let them set for a day and the grease dries like super glue.
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docutech
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet!

Thank you!
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StacyB
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want the gel ones too...!!! (sigh) Saw a Black Buddy over the weekend that had them... They look so sharp!!!
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BGK
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beware of those chrome plastic grips. They are generally very large in diameter (and in my opinion have a horrible feel and are gaud) and are generally too long for scooters. With rubber grips you can sometimes trim them down but with the chrome-ish ends that's not an option.

My favorite grips are Superbike grips by a company called Galindo. They come in many colors, have a nice feel and can be trimmed to fit if they are too long for scooter handlebars. Scoots often have a more set in stone grip length than other motorcycles that have controls that are slightly mobile. The throttle tube on scooters is generally shorter as well.

These are my faves:
http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/Galindo_Superbike_Grips--623919.html

Shop around for colors but they are very inexpensive.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those chrome grips looks like something I've seen at Harley Davidson stores...
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