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Hand Grips 10 years 3 months ago #2093

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Ok, now this is a bit of a personal preference but I was wondering what sort of hand grips people find comfortable on the 13, I have a set now that aren't too bad, but have finally gotten an OEM set that suits the bike because I have tried to stay original in look, i'll add some photos, hope others will add some and say why they think the ones they are using are good, cheers Pete.



ones I have on now


OEM set I have just gotten


What the bike came with
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1979 KAWASAKI Z1300 A1 WITH A DJP SIDECAR
Frame No: KZT3OA003911
Engine No: KZT3OAE004153
Location: Queensland Australia
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Hand Grips 10 years 3 months ago #2098

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Seems a good choice to me. First I am a fan of the original, second I used to have kind of mushroom grips for nearly a decade, guess they were intended to dampen the vibrations however with the new/ orignal ones I seem to have a better grip, especially if you go for a longe distance.
I dislike much the feeling like you handle a sponge - I'd rather have it rough and direct

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Z1300 A1/ KZT30AG built 1979
frame KZT30A 004285
engine KZT30A 000288
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Hand Grips 10 years 3 months ago #2106

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I recently installed a set of heated grips on my A-4, With the dual stators, I might as well convert some of that surplus wattage into some useful heat.

They are a bit firm, like the factory grips but are a larger diameter.

www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details...&cvsfhu=343239383834


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KZ1300 A-4 4TH 1300 IN 30 YEARS
KZ1000 D-3/ Z1R
ZX900 GPZ A-3
KZ750 E-1
K1200GT
CB750F 1978

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Hand Grips 10 years 3 months ago #2114

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Never had to worry about heated grips down in Australia, now if they made refrigerated ones I'd think about it :-)
Dang ... just checked, I'm out of grip glue, any other stuff we can use like contact glue ?
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Frame No: KZT3OA003911
Engine No: KZT3OAE004153
Location: Queensland Australia

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Hand Grips 10 years 3 months ago #2119

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I got a pair of these in the mail last week. Haven't had a chance to fit them yet though. I like the look of them much better than those thick foam type grips.

I ordered them on Ebay for 9.99USD and 8USD shipping. Was considerably cheaper than the 50.00+USD that others were asking. Only downside was I had to wait a lot longer to get it because it was coming new from Thailand.

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Hand Grips 10 years 3 months ago #2120

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kza13 wrote: Never had to worry about heated grips down in Australia, now if they made refrigerated ones I'd think about it :-)
Dang ... just checked, I'm out of grip glue, any other stuff we can use like contact glue ?


I'll trade you some grip glue if you could send some warmer weather our way!!

T.
KZ1300 A-4 4TH 1300 IN 30 YEARS
KZ1000 D-3/ Z1R
ZX900 GPZ A-3
KZ750 E-1
K1200GT
CB750F 1978

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