In 2015 I rode my '95 R100GSPD over eight thousand miles in the eleven day Iron Butt Rally, (finished 74th) and this single addition to the bike relieved the discomfort to my hands completely. I often run my bikes 1K mikes a day in rallies and have tried a half dozen grip covers. These Grip Buddies are the only ones I'll now use. They are easy to put on and they don't slip. Comfortable, and especially applicable on my '88 R100RS with its forward leaning position. Takes the pressure off the palms of my hands.
I have big hands, so the standard grips on R Nine T just didn't feel comfortable. I wanted to upgrade the size of the grips without loosing the heating ability, and have to spend $100+ on the upgrade. This product works well, but overpriced for wehat it is, and too much of a shipping fee for how small and light the product is. I'm still happy.
Best and most inexpensive accessory I have added to my R1200RT
Rode a friend's K1200 GT with these and ordered some for myself. Easily installed in minutes. So much more comfortable when riding.
Good if you really need that bigger girth
If you really need that bigger girth, I guess this is the best thing out there. I got them to try if it will be more comfortable for me with a bigger girth and also reduce vibrations. They do reduce vibration. In the thinner summer gloves the increased girth is ok but i just switched to warmer gloves and for my hands the added circumference is a bit too much. I'll probably end up removing them, at least for the colder month when I am wearing thicker gloves. Also, while it does transmit heat from heated grips, the heat is significantly reduced. I have a two setting heated grips. on the high setting it feels like the low setting in the thinner gloves and I can barely feel it on the low setting when the grips are installed. Also, i would point out that according to the instructions, you should figure out where your finger tips are on and install the grips in such a way that the seem is just past your finger tips. Indeed that is the best location for it. However, if you estimate where you finger tips would be by placing your hand on the stock grip, you will probably be 1/4 inch short (I was). That's because with increased circumference of the added grip buddies your finger tips wrap around differently; so my suggestion is two move the position of the seam about 1/4 inch away from you to a more down position/towards the front of the bike.
Just bought my second pair after 60k miles and I like these. Offers comfort on those long rides. Easy to install
Easy installation, great fit, wished I had known about these with previous bikes I've owned, very happy that I found these
The grips are 5 stars. They feel great and are easy to apply. However $14.68 for shipping is RIDICULOUS!!! Unfortunately I didn't notice the local BMW dealership sold this product.
My hands and shoulders feel better
Grip buddies are a cheap way to make your ride a bit more comfortable, they are easy to install , just clean your grips with the supplied swabs and peel back the installation tape and apple to your grip. A lot of folks are concerned that the grips will interfere with the bikes heated grips. I've owned these for 3 bikes and never had an issue. They help my hands and shoulders absorb the road vibrations and also help with my occasion "death grip" of the throttle grip while riding. Only issue i've found is that the grips tape can loosen up over time or moves a little on super warm days when the grips heat up. This is one accessory you need for improved riding comfort.
I was concerned before I bought my "grip buddies" about how well the heated hand grips would do with them on. I was very pleased to find out that there really was no difference in the effectiveness of the heated grips. If anything, they may have been better insulated and actually were more effective. I have been impressed with the feel and comfort of the grips.
This is the finest product of it's type that I have ever tried and have tried quite a few over the years. Install takes only a few minutes and is simple. They are extremely comfortable and have shown no tendency to come apart which is remarkable given that they are held on by velcro. I intend to order a pair for my Goldwing as well!
I had used other products in the past that slipped on over the grips on my GSA. Not that it was hard, but it was more of a hassle to put on grip puppies, these grip buddies just wrapped around and was done very quickly and easily.
Had it on for about 2 weeks now, been through a few torrential down pours and they seem to be holding up alright. I like the thickness they add to my grips, which is the main reason I bought them.
Always use them on my Bimmers. Super comfortable.
Grip buddies install easily and add an extra layer of deep cushioning to absorb stress and vibration transferred through your hands and wrists. Follow instructions, clean original handlebars with alcohol wipes as instructed and start with the left handlebar. Product will come out fine. Note, the two alcohol wipes that come with the product are inadequate, plan on a couple extras of your own and let the bars dry thoroughly.
Nice fat grips
Easy to install. Nice sponginess. The seam is noticeable but the recommended placement is ok. I have a bad tendency to leave the throttle open. They will require adopting new habits. Their girth is comfy and they mitigate some of the vibration.
So far I like the Grip Buddies a lot. The stock grips were causing some discomfort between the thumb and forefinger. The Grip Buddies seem to much more comfortable, and have all but eliminated the pain.
Best value for money using this grip