Progrip 717BlackBlue 717 Superbike Grips

Progrip 717BlackBlue 717 Superbike Grips

  • 115 millimeter long
  • Sold &#1072&#1109 a pair

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List Price: $ 15.49

Price: $ 12.41

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    Posted 05/26/2015 at 19:35 | Permalink
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    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Similar to the ones Stoner used on his Desmosedici GP9-GP10, December 18, 2011
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    ProGrip 717, Red/Black

    I bought these because they resembled the grips that Casey Stoner used on his Ducati Desmosedici GP9-GP10 in MotoGP, except those have the “X” pattern underneath as well. Well, it turns out the ProGrip 717 is a CLOSE finished grip! My Ducati 696 uses open finished grips, so I had to figure out what to do with the 717s. Some suggested getting the Motion Pro grip cutting tool, but I chose to go with an Exacto knife modification. I carefully sliced open the ends.

    The 717s are a dual-compound, and the outer compound is VERY soft with a grippy texture. It is like gripping a marshmallow that sticks to your hand! Unfortunately, it also made it hard to install even using extra hold hair spray. It tended to squirm in my hands as I tried to twist it into place. Luckily once it sets, it is excellent to go. These even have grooves on the ends for protection wire.

    I did some research and ordered the Pro Grip 780’s as backups in case I couldn’t use the 717s. The 780s have the same texture and compound as the 717s except it doesn’t have a hard inner core. You see, the colored part of the 717 is the harder domestic core compound while the black is the soft squirmy material. The 780 does not have that inner core or the protection wire grooves, but is slightly longer for that exact OEM size. The Ducati grips were ultra hard and slippery, but slightly longer than the Pro Grip 717 and 719.

    The 717s look very sharp when installed, and I highly recommend you try hair spray since it seems to hold on very tightly. I didn’t believe people at first until I tried it on my Glock’s Hogue grip and the 719s – they just stuck on tight and didn’t rotate even during heavy use.

    If you choose to buy 717s, make sure that you can use close finished grips or be prepared to cut open the ends. These are very soft, and they don’t like being cut. But, they are inexpensive enough to swap periodically in case they wear out. They wait very soft even in cold weather (below 20F).

    Overall: 4/5 stars, had to cut open the ends, ProGrip must to make an open finished 717 with the “X” pattern underneath as well to replicate the MotoGP grips, very squirmy during installation, and you may want to check out the 780 if you like the texture and outer compound as it is an exact match but slightly longer.

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    Posted 05/26/2015 at 19:47 | Permalink
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not open finished like description says, Development 1, 2014
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    Allistair C. Leffler (havre de grace) –

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    The grips are of excellent quality. But I specifically needed these grips to be open finished. After several emails to power sports superstore (the seller) I was given a full refund. They informed me that this develop grip doesn’t come with open ends. As of this review they subdue haven’t updated the description..

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    Posted 05/26/2015 at 20:24 | Permalink
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very comfortable and simple to install, September 11, 2013
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    Six Foot Five (Bothell, WA United States) –

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    I bought these know they have the ends covered, but I had no problem cut the ends off and the grips were simple to install and provide a very comfortable feel. These are high quality grips with a nice design ( that goes well with my red/white/black bike). I would certainly recommend these!

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