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Offlineptong971

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    Help with grips
    « on: 2018-03-11 23:46:22 »
    I just bought a 2016 R1200RT from a friend.  I am traditionally a Goldwing driver.  I use Kuryakyn Isogrips because I have hands the size of oven mits.  These dinky little grips on the R1200RT are causing me issues.


    Please provide me with directions to aftermarket products that I can install to drastically increase the radius/diameter/circumference of the stock grips on the R1200RT.  And STOP now if you are going to suggest grip puppies.  I had them on my Wing and they are don't do shite.


    I also need suggestions on products for lowering footpegs and for good highway pegs.  Otherwise I'm all set.


    If you want, e-mail me at paultong971@gmail.com.  I appreciate your help.  These dinky little grips are killing my hands and carpal tunnel issues.


    -Paul

    Offlinetemesvar

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      Re: Help with grips
      « Reply #1 on: 2018-03-12 00:10:58 »
      I would suggest tennis racquet over grips. They offer good grip, and you can roll them as thick as you wish.
      Also, there are the fishing rod tapes. Some riders like them, I never tried . Just a suggestion. And yes, I don't
      like them grip puppies or buddies either, but many here swear by them. Is just a matter of taste.
      Lowering pegs, Wunderlich has some, as well as Knight Design
      http://www.knightdesignllc.com/
      None is cheap! Good luck finding what you are looking for.

      Offlineca1ic0cat

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        Re: Help with grips
        « Reply #2 on: 2018-03-12 01:00:38 »
        OURY "road" grips work pretty well but you'll have to cut the end.  Suburban Machinery makes a good foot peg lowering kit.  I've got both.

        OnlineT6pilot

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          Re: Help with grips
          « Reply #3 on: 2018-03-12 05:02:10 »
          Excel Cycle Werks makes a O-ring kit to enlarge grip diameter
          Jim

          Offlineptong971

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            Re: Help with grips
            « Reply #4 on: 2018-03-13 02:36:28 »
            I would suggest tennis racquet over grips. They offer good grip, and you can roll them as thick as you wish.
            Also, there are the fishing rod tapes. Some riders like them, I never tried . Just a suggestion. And yes, I don't
            like them grip puppies or buddies either, but many here swear by them. Is just a matter of taste.
            Lowering pegs, Wunderlich has some, as well as Knight Design
            http://www.knightdesignllc.com/
            None is cheap! Good luck finding what you are looking for.


            Thank you, very helpful.

            Offlineptong971

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              Re: Help with grips
              « Reply #5 on: 2018-03-13 02:41:40 »
              Excel Cycle Werks makes a O-ring kit to enlarge grip diameter


              Thanks, I might check them out.

              Offlineptong971

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                Re: Help with grips
                « Reply #6 on: 2018-03-13 02:42:12 »
                OURY "road" grips work pretty well but you'll have to cut the end.  Suburban Machinery makes a good foot peg lowering kit.  I've got both.


                I'll check out that Suburban Machinery.  Thanks.

                Offlinepwbike

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                  Re: Help with grips
                  « Reply #7 on: 2018-03-14 09:20:53 »
                  I have big hands too, and I found the grips on my 2014 LC uncomfortable. The diameter is too small.
                  I fitted Grip Puppies and that solved my problem with discomfort.
                  I find that I drag footpegs too often with the standard setup, I can't see how the bike would be very ridable or enjoyable with lowered footpegs.
                  I'd be looking for a higher seat option before I'd think about lowering the footpegs. I have my seat on the high position and can easily do long days of 700 km or more and all day on the bike with only fuel and brief lunch stops.
                  Peter

                   

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