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Has anyone replaced the grips on a 650? The OEM grips are so small they make my hands hurt. I like fat foam grips. If you did replace them, where did you get them.
 

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Here is a picture of the grips on my 650 - They are made for a dirt bike but will fit over the grips on the 650. I have found the quickest way to put them on is to coat the inside with dishsoap (not mixed with water). By the way, they come with a plastic insert that you have to take out. The ones that I have bought only cost $6.99. I might mention that they are nice and fat. I have had the Grip Puppies and these are much fatter.

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I have grip puppies on my goldwing and Burgman 650. Love them on both. I had Kuryakn grips on the GW when I bought it but they felt way to big. GW also had heated grips and I felt almost no heat from them until I replaced them with the Grip puppies.
 

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I replaced the OE grips with Kuryakyn ISO grips and they were a perfect fit, no glue needed. I cut the OE grips off and the ISO grips slid on with some effort. They also get rid of that foam that seems to deteriorate rapidly with UV. If you get the ISO grips make sure that you get the Throttle Boss thing as well because it is well worth the additional cash. These are the last grips you'll ever need, especially if you like a larger grip that will not deteriorate at all. You get what you pay for and Kuryakyn makes good stuff.

Check them out here and many other places: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/3/ ... Grips.aspx
Our scoots have 7/8" handlebars so make sure that you don't buy the 1" ones that fit larger cruisers.
 

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After the old grips are off, use a can of White Rain hair spray and liberally coat the plastic and bar and while still wet the new grips slide on slick. Once the hair spray dries its like glue. http://www.whiterain.com/hairspray_eh.asp Most hair sprays will work.
 

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Dave_J said:
After the old grips are off, use a can of White Rain hair spray and liberally coat the plastic and bar and while still wet the new grips slide on slick. Once the hair spray dries its like glue. http://www.whiterain.com/hairspray_eh.asp Most hair sprays will work.
Just NO SMOKING while doing it. :angry4:
 

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Thanks for all the info. The 7/8 bar size was good info also.
 

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Quail said:
Has anyone replaced the grips on a 650? The OEM grips are so small they make my hands hurt. I like fat foam grips. If you did replace them, where did you get them.
Had the dealer replace the grips with Show Chrome ATV heated grips. The soft rubber and the way it's set up gives a fuller feeling in the hand; and, heated grips...once you have them, you'll never want to be without 'em.

Couldn't find a listing of the ones he installed. Somewhere I have the flyer with the part number...but it's buried.
 

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I felt the same way about the factory grips on my AN 400 (2008) and bought grip heaters from : www.twistedthrottle.com Work great and also feel much more comfortable.
 
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