Harley-Davidson Nostalgic Hand Grips

Discussion in 'Harley Davidson Product Review' started by bobalu, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. bobalu

    bobalu Active Member

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    I bought these to replace the stock grips on my 2010 Road King Classic. I wanted something more comfortable, but was also looking for something to enhance the "classic" look. I'm not a fan of chrome on grips so my choices were rather limited. If it matters, they are "Made in the U.S.A.", stamped on the outside of the grip. they also come in white.

    They are a nice quality thick rubber and the slight barrel shape is very comfortable. I don't care much for the chrome ring, but am o.k. with the overall look of them on my bike. These are a huge improvement over the stock grips for comfort. My only criticism is that IMO HD put style before function with these. The chrome ring is a bit wide and there's barley enough grip space for your hand. There is no room to move your hand on the grip side to side without moving on to the chrome ring. I would have preferred no chrome ring and more grip area, but that's just me with my big hands I guess. Extremely comfortable with bare hands if that's how you ride. Good non slippery grip when they're wet.

    Summary: They are a good quality heavy rubber grip. Typical Harley over-priced accessory, cost wise. Best for smaller/medium sized hands. NFL receivers and Sasquatch types should try the grip for sizing first. They accurately capture the classic 40's-50's grip styling really well. They look great on the Classic RK. I like 'em and will keep them on the bike.

    Nostalgic Hand Grips-56275-96B | Grips | Official Harley-Davidson Online Store
     
  2. bobalu

    bobalu Active Member

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    Photo's added....

    Here's some photo's of the installed grips...
     

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  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Nice, I have the same grips, mine are Drag Specialties Same vendor as HD but 1/2 the cost:s
     
  4. bobalu

    bobalu Active Member

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    That's good to know Jack! (you should post the link here...). I'm in Canada though, so I would get hit with taxes/duty/shipping and the savings would be cancelled out :().