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    • Firstly, there is no perfect grip, these are just what I choose...for every bike and every kind of riding, they work for me.

      They are the Pro Grip 714 Rally Grips

      ...but why?

    • firstly, longevity, most grips are like lightweight riding gloves, they are usually good for one season then they start to wear out and need to be changed.

      Not that price is an issue with grips, these run $9-11 depending where you buy them

      ...but they last, I just took this photo of the grips on my Super Tenere, I put these on the bike 86,000 miles ago and they still look and feel like new.

      They have been ridden in conditions below freezing to above 120f, grabbed them when my hands have been wet, dusty, sandy, muddy etc and they just take it

    • When I mount them, regardless of the bike they are going on I add a little safety wire to hold them firmly in place

      On the Super Tenere just one wrap is good, but on my KTM race bike I add two, simply to make sure the grip has no chance in moving in any direction as I tend at times to grab the grips a lot more aggressively, and the forces i put on them are obviously increase when riding a lot of tough off road conditions

    • The safety wire I use I attach with a specific safety wire tool, it makes the job very easy and the twist it creates is perfect every time.

      Two wraps of wire and then twist, until tight, cut off leaving a tail about 3/4" long then bend that back towards the grip and push it into the grip and it stays there

    • Grips do wear out even on street motorcycles, I can imagine they do so even more on a machine ridden as an enduro. I am going to consider these for next time upgrade. Interesting to see how you run that wire across the middle section, and how it serves you. Although I always try remember to breathe and relax the grip 🤏it doesn't always happen, and that wears out the grips more. Plus I really like the feel of counter steering a heavy bike through turns up a mountain road. Just a guess but these probably would not work with heated elements..

    • In recent years I've found that I've been getting a little hand cramp in the middle of my palm. If you look at your hand there is that indent this is where the cramp happens

      to alleviate this I wrap the bar with a few wraps of electrical tape, then, because it obviously will be harder to mount the grip, and to also keep it secure I spray the bar with hairspray...and slide it on.

      and the finished mounted grip has that slight bulge in the middle reminiscent of grips you'd find on older British bikes

      hope this helps someone out choosing their next grips and mounting them.

    • I am sure you can install a controller for the heated grips which could help adjust for lower heat output. Next time I need to replace my OEM grips (which have built in heated elements so they will get ruined during replacing) I am going to go with this combination, especially since I need more heat - not less. Many thanks Paul! Good stuff.

    • on these heaters there is a hi and lo, if i leave them on high they eventually get very hot, but i do have steel bars so that helps a lot. click to to low and take my hands off the bars for a couple of seconds and i'm all good

      the ther good thing about standalone grips is i fin they stay softer longer, and if they do wear out you can replace them and not ruin the heaters.

      Cost difference is minimal but every little helps, right?

    • the ther good thing about standalone grips is i fin they stay softer longer, and if they do wear out you can replace them and not ruin the heaters.

      Really agree there, but if it were me, and everything was glued together, am not sure how easy I could manage it without ruining the heaters... I know there probably are some, but that may be an idea of a "how to" little article on how you do it.

    • I used these grips with some symtec heated grip elements on a KTM 640ADV. They worked great. The trick is this: Insulate the left side grip with some thick heat shrink (with glue) and then buy two sets of grips. You'll need a throttle side grip for the left after insulating the bars.

      Obviously, the throttle tube on the right serves as a good insulator from aluminum bars.

      Don't get the cheap elements for $20- get the good ones: