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View Poll Results: Favourite grips?
Avon Air Cushion 15 12.82%
Kuryakyn ISO 25 21.37%
SAC 1 0.85%
Harley Davidson 41 35.04%
Baxter 0 0%
Custom (RSD-Arlen Ness etc) 8 6.84%
Other 27 23.08%
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Question Favourite grips?

I tore the rubber insert on my ISO grips removing them during a bar change, and am looking for replacement options. I like the ISOs, but I hear good things about Avon air cushion grips. So I'm trying to decide on which brand/model... and I come across SAC which seem to be highly regarded, and handmade in the US ...like it or not I am part of NAFTA so I prefer to support my neighbours. I've also heard about Baxter grips. Some of the Harley grips seem pretty good as well. My priorities are comfort, anti-vibration, quality/durability, aesthetics - a little chrome maybe. I'm also considering adding Heat Demons or similar. RSD, Arlen Ness, Joker Machine etc. are not really my style but please comment on them if you feel inclined. So my XLForum friends, I humbly request your valued input here:

What is your favourite grip and why?

and, if there are some you particularly don't care for.



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My favorite's are the ones that have heavy ribbing as it is easier to grip so I use less pressure and don't tend to cramp up on the longer rides. in the H.D. models the "Bar & Shield" ones ride on my 2000"C", chrome with black rubber ribs, while the "Nostalgic"(Sp), once with active heating elements are on my 2006"R", although they are well worn and past needing replacement. My "Indy" once cut off my stock grips on the "R" and put on some fat smooth leather ones with chrome end caps. Started cramping with in a half hour of riding. They went into the trash as soon as I aquired better replacement ones. While I love the heated H.D. grips they are pricey and others have had great luck with the "Heat Demons". The "designer" ones tend to be much to expensive while similar off brand ones are much more reasonable.
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Holy cr@p you answered before I even submitted! go back and vote !
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You must have just posted the poll! Oh, and take a look at the new Port Dover thread.
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These work well...have them on the Sportster, RK & the LowRider

http://www.harley-davidson.com/store...ber-hand-grips
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You must have just posted the poll! Oh, and take a look at the new Port Dover thread.
yeah it's kinda 2-step thing i guess. I'm really interested in these SAC grips, only thing is they're very thick 1-1/2" but supposed to be comfy. Not sure about wearing gloves with them
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Yep, those are the ones on my "C". Thanks for posting the link.
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I like Biltwell's Kung Fu grips. Soft and a bit "squishy" which takes out some vibrations, and the price is right. This season I'm gonna try the Recoil grips though, just for fun.
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Had a set of these on my Sporty ... knock-offs of ?

They were sized nicely but the rubber was cheap, tended to stain my hands on occasion.



I like these HD grips for style, but I've seen used ones and the rubber is always worn,
and they are too thin, made for small hands I guess. Anyways, they're off my short list now.

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I love the H-D Nostalgic grips:

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They're available in a heated version (I've got these):

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And also in white:

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I tried lots of grips and didn't really like any of the others, then I tired the Nostalgics,and they're fantastic! I won't use anything else now.
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