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Better grips for Gixxers??
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Better grips for Gixxers?? - June 17, 2006, 09:09 PM

I've recently moved over to Suzuki after 20+ years riding and owning
exclusively Honda products. I'm quite happy with the change and frankly
don't believe I'll own anything else but Gixxers the rest of my adult riding career. One issue with vibration that I hope some of you may be able to
help with by suggesting different grips that you've tried. I ride an '03 GSXR
750. The vibration due to the motor resonance through the frame will put
my fingers to sleep after about an hour. It is not a glove issue as I own about
one of every brand. And I never had this issue with any Hondas. It's not bike
specific because it happens riding other Gixxers and other owners have mentioned the same issue. It seems to be the 750 more than the 600 or 1000cc
and that nakes since.Different size motors and how they are mounted to the frame along with RPM in the 3k to 7k range which is everyday riding RPM's

If there is a manufacturer that makes alternative grips please reply to this post. Anyone that rode dirt bikes growing up will remember some of the grips
with 1/4 inch rubber tabs the length and circumference of the grip and on high
revving 100,150,250 cc etc dirtbikes it really helped stop whats commonly
reffered to as "hand pump" Any sport bike grips like that??
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June 17, 2006, 09:23 PM

you also might want to try heavier bar ends. This will help with absorbing some of the vibration.


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June 17, 2006, 09:26 PM

Good idea, hadn't thought of that. Thanx
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June 17, 2006, 09:47 PM

I use lower gears and cruise at 8k rpms... love my GSXR 600


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June 17, 2006, 10:25 PM

take your bar ends off and pump silicone in the tubes.use longer bar ends.
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June 17, 2006, 10:28 PM

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Good idea, hadn't thought of that. Thanx

I had a similar issue with an 1100cc bike. I bought throttlemeister bar ends and it made all the difference in the world.


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June 18, 2006, 12:11 PM

The concensus seems to be that changing bar ends may be the answer.
Nonestly, I had thought of everything from motor mount changes to a thicker
grip. Heavier bar ends and filling in the void in the hollow end of the bar is where
I'm going to make changes. Thank you for your replies and suggestions. It's for
this reason alone that I am a member of this site. Good, experienced riders with
sound advice and suggestions.Thanks again and ride with your head on a swivel.
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June 18, 2006, 01:23 PM

get yourself a throttle rocker......amazing what a $10 piece of plastic will do for your arms


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June 18, 2006, 02:58 PM

Throttle Rocker ?
New one to me. Please describe and where do you get one?
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