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Hello,New on the forum. got my Blue Yamaha R3 For a month.

The Stock grips are very cheap and uncomfortable,so im looking to change them for high quality and nice looking ones.

i found a few PROGRIP Rubber Grips on ebay with R3 AND R6 Logos on it,and also a Yamaha R1 Gel Grips with YZF Logo on it

i contacted the sellers and they all said the grips fit Yamaha R3,so i need some advice

whats more comfortable,Rubber or Gel grips? and what extacly 7/8' means?

For those who changed their Yamaha R3 Grips,could you post a picture and tell if you satisfied?



Thanks.
 

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Hello,New on the forum. got my Blue Yamaha R3 For a month.

The Stock grips are very cheap and uncomfortable,so im looking to change them for high quality and nice looking ones.

i found a few PROGRIP Rubber Grips on ebay with R3 AND R6 Logos on it,and also a Yamaha R1 Gel Grips with YZF Logo on it

i contacted the sellers and they all said the grips fit Yamaha R3,so i need some advice

whats more comfortable,Rubber or Gel grips? and what extacly 7/8' means?

For those who changed their Yamaha R3 Grips,could you post a picture and tell if you satisfied?



Thanks.
See here:

http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/457-r3-parts-accessories/5793-handlebar-grip-replacement.html

Grip material preference is subjective. I prefer the Gel ones, others like the foam ones, others like the rubber ones. You'd have to try them all to decide which you like best...
 

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I used Pro Grip's gel grips on my (street only) R6. I loved them way more than the firm rubber stock grips because they helped to quell the vibes felt through the handlebars. I would definitely recommend them to someone for their street bike, but not for a racer. A racer wants to feel ALL feedback from his/ her bike.
 

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I prefer foam grips. The choice of grips depends on what you are comfortable with. Some find the Gel ones better. I am currently using the BIHR foam grips which I bought online. You can [check out this site] and can compare the prices.
 

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Make sure the 'Progrip' grips are actually Progrip.


avoid cheap copies, they are really bad. identified by Genuine looking 'Yamaha' branding on the packaging, and the cheap price, you get what you pay for.


I love the standard grips because I have quality gloves and a delicate feel of the bars.
 

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I have always used rubber grips but have been thinking of replacing the OEM ones with something new like gel or foam. Leaning on the gel ones. What are the estimated useful lives for these different types of grips? I take that the gel and foam degrade faster with "normal use?" Anyone care to chime in about how long each grip type lasts approximately?
 
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