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Old 12-04-2003, 02:49 AM
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Default How To: Installing Grips

This may seem trivial to some, but I can tell you, the first time I installed grips, I would have loved some instructions to follow so I made sure to do them right.

Now this how to is from "ME" and according to "Me" and the process I use I'm sure there will be others with something to add to this to make the job better.

Tools Needed:
1 New set of grips (your favorite of course)
some contact cleaner (brake cleaner in this case)
some hairspray (my wife current bottle)
and a utility knife.

*Note these grips are my old ones, but I had already put them on when I thought to take the pic.



Old Grip Removal:
1) Take your utility knife and cut the grips off. I usually don't like to cut (scratch) the bar end or the throttle tube, so I try to only cut about 3/4 of the way through the grip and then just tear them the rest of the way. I'll usually only cut to about 3/4 of the way to the end then just pull them off.




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Installation:
2) I like to now take the contact cleaner and clean rag to clean the bar end and throttle tube so they are really clean. I don't want these buggers to slip on me, and want to make sure they don't have a reason to. I also usually give the inside of the new grips a squirt just for good measure (I know probably over kill), then let them all dry before proceeding. This also seems to make the rubber on the inside of the bars a little more tacky which is good.

3) Once everything is dry, take the hair spray and give the bar a squirt. Not much just enough to get it wet, then I'll squirt the inside of the grip as well.

4) Now take the grip and work it on. It should go pretty easily since it should still be wet. If it just slips right on, I usually take them back off and put them on again, so the hair spray is a little more dry. Then work it back on again, and twist them so they are where you want them and leave them alone for 24 hours or more.

I have used my grips at the 8 hour mark and they twisted on me, so if you know you are going to need them, do it with a day or more to spare before you go riding next.

Other Options:
Safety Wire: A lot of riders like to use safety wire on their grips. This is an excellent idea. I personally don't have the wire, or the tools, so I don't.
Grip Glue: A lot of riders prefer grip glue, and I know Renthal recommends their grip glue, so if you have it you can use it in place of the hair spray.
Super Glue: I actually got some super glue with my grips (package deal from eBay), but chose not to use it, since the hair spray has not failed me in the past and is much cleaner, so I didn't go that route, but it should work fine too. Just make sure you hurry so it doesn't set before you get them installed.

I'm sure there are other options, so use your imagination.

Finished Product:






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Old 12-04-2003, 06:51 AM
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Niccceee Woody! Hairspray is what Zoo and I use to and it works like a charm. Only problem is the next day wondering where my darn hairspray is.
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Old 12-04-2003, 07:10 AM
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I don't cut the grips off!
I take my air nozzle and stick it up under the grip and balloon it and slide it off...which now make them backup grips in an emergency. All the maintenance guys at my work have all of my spares on the handles of their tool boxes cause I change mine so often.
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Old 12-04-2003, 07:32 AM
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Default Re: How To: Installing Grips

Cool perfect timing Woody... I was thinking about getting some new grips and I was wondering how best to put them on. Thanks for taking the time to write that up!
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Old 12-04-2003, 07:53 AM
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Niccceee Woody! Hairspray is what Zoo and I use to and it works like a charm. Only problem is the next day wondering where my darn hairspray is.
WOW!!! You and my wife have something in common!!!!!
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Old 12-04-2003, 07:54 AM
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Default Re: How To: Installing Grips

I also didn't cut the grips off. I used WD40, poked the little tube down the inside of the grip. The grip then tirned and slid off easily. Since I only changed them for looks, the others are good for a backup pair.
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Old 12-04-2003, 07:56 AM
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Default Re: How To: Installing Grips

LOL yzernie. Nice write up Woody. I agree with the hairspray technique as well. The first time I changed Ima's grips I used renthal glue and during her first ride it came loose.
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Old 12-04-2003, 08:03 AM
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It was a real blast riding and my grip kept rotating the whole day. Definately threw off my beginners groove.

Come on Nappers...you dont ever crash thsat sucker and mess up grips? I guess you are my new hero.
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Old 12-04-2003, 08:09 AM
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Default Re: How To: Installing Grips

Really Zoo? Cause I was gonna to buy some Renthal glue to use. Maybe I'll just try the hairspray method instead. Kind of funny that hairspray would work better than glue :

LOL Ima yeah that wouldn't be too fun, not like you don't have enough to worry about already without your grips rotating!
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