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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-14-2016, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys looking for grip ideas for my vaquero. So far the leaders are the kinetic by kuryakyn and krator ones. The prices aren't even close that's why the question. Do you really get what you pay for? Thanks guys for the ideas/thoughts
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I had kuryakin iso grips on my vstar. they were OK for reducing vibration, but on hot days they would leave black rubber marks on my hands. I'm thinking of getting Avon air cushion grips for my vaquero.
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Yeah I found the iso grip to be a little big too. Thanks for the feedback
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I wouldn't recommend Krator. They are cheap. Spend the money once and get quality grips. I have the ISO grips and they are great. I wear gloves, so the black marks don't bother me. I had the Avon's on my 900 and they were good grips. Can't go wrong with either.

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+1 on the Avon Air- love them on my Nomad

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I wondered about the krator quality. They look cool but the average price is about 20 bucks. I would hate to be on a trip and have it break
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Yeah right now I'm leaning towards the kinetics. I wish kuryakyn had somthing that looked better.
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I've had the kinetic grips on for about 2500 miles. So far I really like them. I don't have to grip them as tight as the stock grips, which makes everything better. Less vibration, less numbness etc.
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+1 on the Avon Air- love them on my Nomad
I got a set of Avon Air from Napom when he got heated grips. Very comfortable. My hands don't get nearly as tired on long rides or in twisties.

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