Driven Racing D-3 Grips
A great enhancement
I've been using D3 grips on two separate bikes for about six years. The larger diameter and thumb relief are great enhancements to comfort and control, particularly on longer runs. The quality is very good, the material is easy on my expensive Dainese gloves, and they suck up vibration, eliminating the numbness that sometimes occurs in certain conditions. The fact that spare rubber centers are cheap and easy to get means they will last you as long as you want them. I find even when worn smooth (25000 miles or so) they still grip well. Highly recommended. One tip- be sure to properly space the throttle side on the throttle tube to avoid interference with the cable housing, to avoid any possible stiction on the throttle. I decided not to remove the throttle tube flange (contrary to package instructions and this ensures adequate clearance. Be sure to seat your bar ends tightly, and use blue Loctite on the screw.
September 10, 2014
If you buy this grip it will be for all looks because it is by far one of the worst grips when it comes to comfort. A ton of shock travels through the aluminum ends and the grip is very thin so you get very little shock absorption when vibrations come through the handle bar. I love the look, but can not ride for a long period of time without my hands hurting.
September 8, 2014
Great look and pretty comfortable
I really like the look and feel of this grip. The clutch side grip went on with ease, but the throttle side was a bit tougher to get on. I had to remove the outside metal ring entirely, and slightly ripped the rubber trying to fit the grip over the plastic throttle handle on my Ducati Monster 695.
August 8, 2014
A pain to install (YMMV)
so these look really nice, and they are definitely cool looking on the bike. But they were a terrible pain to install, all because of the metal collar. It fits over the rubber grip and when pushing the grip on to the bar (especially throttle side) it would slide off getting the rubber rolled up and jammed underneath. I also had the D-axis grips and they were much easier to install and look just as nice, I'd recommend them (not to mention they are cheaper.)
July 21, 2014
I wasn't sure about the aluminum collar, but with short levers you hardly notice. Great feel and overall good grip.
July 14, 2014
Order these on Thursday and received them on Friday from Revzilla. I couldn't be happier with the quick turnaround times I they always provide!
This was my first time every doing grips since its my first bike.. it was really easy to do and the grips look nice. I do notice a small gap on the throttle side that im not too happy with but overall its a great product IMO.
Also, as someone else mentioned, lining up all the logos was kind of a pain but it wasn't horrible.
One down side but it was my choice. I chose to go with white and in a day they were filthy looking, that's my mistake I guess. I plan to swap out the grips in the near future with black.
June 17, 2014
Good, but a little pricey
I got these grips after mine were starting to wear down. They look great, and feel nice. Couple problems though. Installation was a pain, I used hairspray to help them slide on, which worked well, but on my throttle side there is a lip and the end that the grips just didn't want to slide over. Took about 30 minutes of me trying to get the grip over the lip before I finally got it over. Next be very careful putting your bar ends in, the ends of these grips are rubber and do hang over quite a bit, so a bar end pushed all the way in is just asking for a stuck throttle. The clutch side was very easy to install however, only taking 5 minutes at most. Overall they look good, and feel good, price is a little high, but you get great quality.
May 12, 2014
form and function=d-3 grips
gsxr you have to shave off the ring around the throttle but looks 10x better than my old evo grips
May 9, 2014