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Hand Grips Too Small for You?

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  1. darrell

    darrell Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I have fairly large hands and ever since BMW went away from the ribbed grips I had to find alternatives to the small grips. I've tried the Beemer Buddies and the Grab On's and while they worked I was still not happy with the feel, heat transfer and length of service before they wore out. Finally found the perfect solution for me when I ran across Tom selling O-Rings at a BMW National Rally a few years back. When these warm up taking maybe 4 - 5 minutes longer they stay toasty warm a long time. I've already ordered mine for the RS that is yet to arrive. Both R1150GS Adventures and the G650GS Seatao in the garage have them on now and they worked well on the K1200RS and the R1200HP2 Enduro before selling those bikes. From Tom they come 60 to a package and you need about 27 - 28 per grip so a couple spares . I'm certain you can find a supplier in your area or call Tom.
     

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    Sounds a good idea. What size and type of o-ring are they?
    John
     
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  3. darrell

    darrell Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I always buy mine from Tom at Excel Cycle Werkes so do not know who he sources them from. Measuring the ones I have they are 1" ID diameter or maybe a tiny fraction larger and the rubber thickness is ⅛". Tom mentions on his website the O-Rings are UV resistant and made for outdoor use so use that as your guide. Tom sells them for $20 and delivery of about $5.00 delivered to your door so not that expensive if you are in the US. I'm only a user of some of Tom's products and have no financial interest in the business so just passing on where you can source the item.
     
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    I buy and use a lot of O-rings at work. O-rings are sized by dash number and a 1" OD o-ring with a 1/8" thickness is dash no. 210. It sounds like they're buna-n material. Excel Cycle Werkes is taking the trouble to package up just what you need and not up-charging much either.
     
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    Richard230 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I can recommend the Original Grip Buddies: http://www.advdesigns.com/orgrbuhacogr.html

    They are a neoprene rubber grip wrap. I use them on my Royal Enfield and my F650GS to both enlarge the grip surface and to reduce vibration. They work very well, last for years and can be installed in a minute as they wrap around the grip and do not slide over it. They can also be removed and reinstalled on another bike if you wish. A simple idea that seems to work.
     
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    I use Grip Buddies.
     
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    I use Grip Buddies.
     
  8. Peter Burridge

    Peter Burridge Well-Known Member Contributor

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    How many O rings do you need for a pair of grips?

    Peter
     
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    darrell Well-Known Member Contributor

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    27 or 28 per grip so buy 60 and you'll have what you need with a couple of spares.
     
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    Peter Burridge Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Thnx:) A neat solution. I note you gave just over an inch as ID which might make it a 215

    Peter
     
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    darrell Well-Known Member Contributor

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    The ID of the O-Ring when I measure is just a couple of hairs over 1". You do not need to stretch the O-Rings when resting on the grips. Just want them so they are snug.
     
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  12. Peter Burridge

    Peter Burridge Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Well I've just ordered a pack of 100 Nitrile '215's from Simply Bearings Ltd for £13.01.

    The actual bar diameter is 1.5"
     
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    Peter I would be very interested how you find the orings. I have the Grip Buddies which I find to be a bit soft
    Do you have the web address for the orings you ordered?
    John
     
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    Peter Thanks for the info is this the correct one.
    Nitrile BS215 O-Ring.jpg
    John
     
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    Peter Burridge Well-Known Member Contributor

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    That's the one I've ordered John. We'll see :D
     
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    Size 215 Nitrile O rings are perfect. It looks a little odd but I'm sure I'll get used to it :)
     
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    Peter It would be nice to see a picture of the O-Ring Grips on the bike.
    John
     
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    Peter Burridge Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Here we go:

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