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#1001857 - 12/03/17 12:32 PM Grip Puppies vs Beemer Boneyard grips  
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Has anyone tried the foam grip covers offered by BBY?
https://www.beemerboneyard.com/foamgripcvrs.html
How do they compare to Grip Puppies?


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#1001859 - 12/03/17 01:13 PM Re: Grip Puppies vs Beemer Boneyard grips [Re: r77toy]  
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#1001862 - 12/03/17 02:11 PM Re: Grip Puppies vs Beemer Boneyard grips [Re: r77toy]  
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Finding the camhead grips a bit too small, I tried puppies. Too big. Finally went down to the sporting goods store and got baseball bat grip tape. Still on four plus years later.


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#1001874 - 12/03/17 06:17 PM Re: Grip Puppies vs Beemer Boneyard grips [Re: r77toy]  
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I have Grip Buddies on my bike that the original owner installed. I really like them. Comfortable and they don't prevent the heated grips from working.


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#1001905 - 12/04/17 01:45 AM Re: Grip Puppies vs Beemer Boneyard grips [Re: r77toy]  
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I have Grip Puppies on my GTL, and I like them.


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#1001907 - 12/04/17 02:53 AM Re: Grip Puppies vs Beemer Boneyard grips [Re: r77toy]  
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I had the Original Grip Buddies on my airhead (R100RS). They were OK but I think they were meant for a skinnier grip than the airhead had, I had to stretch them quite a bit to get them to fit. When I bought my R1150RT I thought the grips were too skinny so I went with the foam grip covers from BBY. They work much better (for me anyway) and less than half the price. They make the grip a bit fatter so it's easier on my arthritic hands.


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#1001920 - 12/04/17 01:26 PM Re: Grip Puppies vs Beemer Boneyard grips [Re: r77toy]  
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I have tried the foam grip puppies on several bikes over the years. They do reduce vibration. They also give a numb feeling to the bars. They also get wet and take a while to dry ( both in rain and after washing). I do like the larger diameter and they do offer a secure grip.

I have been running these ( or the 0-rings that are the same I bought from the company I buy them from for another product...) O-ring grip covers. These are a larger diameter, actually feel a bit like the old tapered Oilhead grips ( best ever!). They don't soak up water. Heated grip function works about the same. Best of all, they don't have that numb feeling the foam grip covers give!

#1001940 - 12/04/17 06:34 PM Re: Grip Puppies vs Beemer Boneyard grips [Re: realshelby]  
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Originally Posted by realshelby
I have tried the foam grip puppies on several bikes over the years. They do reduce vibration. They also give a numb feeling to the bars. They also get wet and take a while to dry ( both in rain and after washing). I do like the larger diameter and they do offer a secure grip.

I have been running these ( or the 0-rings that are the same I bought from the company I buy them from for another product...) O-ring grip covers. These are a larger diameter, actually feel a bit like the old tapered Oilhead grips ( best ever!). They don't soak up water. Heated grip function works about the same. Best of all, they don't have that numb feeling the foam grip covers give!


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#1001951 - 12/04/17 10:24 PM Re: Grip Puppies vs Beemer Boneyard grips [Re: Danny caddyshack Noonan]  
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Originally Posted by Danny caddyshack Noonan
Finding the camhead grips a bit too small, I tried puppies. Too big. Finally went down to the sporting goods store and got baseball bat grip tape. Still on four plus years later.


Tennis racquet over grip tape. May be same as baseball bat grip tape , works for me.


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#1001967 - 12/05/17 12:35 AM Re: Grip Puppies vs Beemer Boneyard grips [Re: r77toy]  
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I tried Grip Puppies and damaged them trying to get them on the grips! Bought Grip Buddies and couldn't be happier. They are wonderful! Maybe the most valuable accessory added to my bike to date.


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