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Old 01-03-2012, 01:47 PM
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Thanks for the input. As far as the materials go, it is double sided tape which is approximately $5 for a 36 yard roll and a $5 can of mineral spirits. Heck you don't even need the mineral spirits, you can use gas or any thing else that will work as a temporary solvent and evaporate. The tape roll would last most people a lifetime given the length of area covered. And you can use a hook blade so that it doesn't scrape or cut in the finish of the handle bars when removing. That is what is used when cutting a grip from a graphite shaft. Everyone knows how touchy graphite is so there would be no damage whatsoever if use properly.

The tape can be reused or you can use a heat gun on low to remove from the handlebars. Then do the process over.

I just bought a 2000 KX 65 for my 8 year old son and am looking for a 125 for me so that we can ride together. His grips are fine but I may get a set and try this to see how it turns out.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:57 PM
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Oh yeah, that's not bad at all.

I agree, give it a shot and let us know how it goes. I'm always open to new/quicker/better ways to secure grips. So far, I haven't been able to get past good old fashioned safety wire.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:26 AM
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All pretty good answers here for grips. I am a pretty simple type person with grip issues as I used to race bare handed back in the real early 80's and used only safety wire to do the job until I got poked more than one time not a good pleasent feeling while trying to hold on. Since then The only thing I have ever used on grips was a spray of paint,color was of no importance, in each before pushing on and have had no problems. Of course if I ever had to remove grips it was a standing rule I always replaced with new so it made little difference how I got them off.

Now in the early 70's grips was a whole different story. The grips they use today would have fit our fork tubes back then.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:24 PM
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Darn I put new grips on today and was debating or not to use Brake Parts Cleaner, since I didn't want to mess anything up. Oh well my grips seem to be fine, might have to put on tie wire though.
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This thread is huge and I'll admit I haven't read all the posts but, thought I would tell my way to put grips on.

Use compressed air on the opposite end of the bars to the first grip being installed.
Then poke a small hole in the grip that is on the bike and use compressed air.
The grips slide on easily.
It works really well with 2 people. No glue, no wire, haven't had a failure in normal riding yet.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:26 PM
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anyone else not use any glue or spray at all to install grips? or am i alone here!?

picked this up on a local site and it worked well for me.

with the old grip off and the bar clean and dry, i put four long zipties in the grip, smooth side against the grip. then i slip it on the bar with the zipties roughly 90* from eachother. when the grip is fully seated, slowly pull the zipties out with pliers. safety wire if you like and you're done!

no spray, no glue, no mess, no slippery grips!
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:04 PM
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Ha ha, that's a great tip. Can't wait to try that.

Thank you for sharing that.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:48 PM
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A trick that I was taught to install grips from a friend, he uses alittle gas in the grip pours it out and lets them get soft then I just twist them on. When it dries they don't move.
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