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Obrider
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 08:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The consensus seems to be that the Buell Traction grips were a real upgrade over the stock grips. But, they are now unobtanium. What is the best alternative that is currently available? Most of the threads about grips on the site are quite old, so I am hoping to get a newer take on the subject.

Thanks

Randy
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Zacks
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Personally, I have the Buell/HD heated grips. Had to do a little wiring to make them work with a 2004 since they didn't come with the accessory plug like the later years.
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Teeps
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

ebay?
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Phelan
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Pro Grips
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1_mike
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 - 07:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

These have a similar shape, are softer for more vibration control. Good grip in dry and wet.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/biltwell-recoi l-1-grips

The only bad is that they are so soft, they only last about a year+ of daily driving. In just a coupla months the diamond pattern is mostly gone where the palm rests.
Otherwise, I like'em.

Mike
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Phelan
Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Mike, do they make those for 7/8" bars?
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1_mike
Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 04:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Phelan -
Hmmm...did you look at the provided address, maybe one or two steps further ?

Do I have to do ALL the work ?

Mike
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Phelan
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 12:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Lol, the first time I looked about I didn't see them. Found em.
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1_mike
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 11:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The exact version I put on my RX.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/biltwell-reneg ade-78-grips

Mike
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Obrider
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 01:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks Mike and everyone else for your input.

The Renegade grips look like the ticket for me. I don't mind wearing them out, will treat as a badge of honor to see how many worn out ones I can create!

Cheers

Randy
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