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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-08-2008, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Your favorite grips

Mine are HD aileron grips. I love that they are mostly rubber, almond shape, have a thumb notch, and have the chrome wing in the front for the fingers to hang onto making maintaining throttle very, very easy to do.

They looked good on my Sportster, great on the VRSCA and don't go at all with the Queen. For her I opted for the HD Stealth grips.

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HD vintage grips. Another brand calls then "Jack hammers". They're thinner than most.

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I like the looks of these, but at the price they want for them, I like my stock ones just fine.


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I had the "foamy" grips on my '94... they started to degrade after only one season. The stockers work fine for me.

When I was going thru my 'biker trash' phase, I had the leather covers with the 12" fringe hangin' off... but got tired of being 'flogged' every time I went for a ride. They tended to wrap around my wrists at speed.

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I'm running the Harley flame grips. Dont forget to get your favorite diameter grip when choosing. Most have a choice.

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I'm running the Harley flame grips. Dont forget to get your favorite diameter grip when choosing. Most have a choice.
That is more of an issue than folks might initially realize. Great point!

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That's why I use the vintage grips. I hate feeling like I'm gripping a fireplace lof for a throttle. I don't have small hands, but I can't palm a Buick, either. I like a thin, comfy grip. I'd be just as happy with the left bar and throttle tube wrapped with firstaid tape.........

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Kuryakn ISO Grips look very nice but they are way too thick for me.

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Kuryakn ISO Grips look very nice but they are way too thick for me.
That's what I use, with the heel lever for the throttle. I really like them.
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I get the part about not going too thin on grips because they can actually be more fatiguing, but these are just too thick for me. I hear so many exclaim the same criticism, so why don't they market a smaller version? They must not be hearing it?

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