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Old 02-03-2015, 10:23 AM   #1
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Replacing grips?

I posted this over in road bikes and thought I'd bring it over here also.

Since this is a grip thread, and ya got your new grips...Here's a trick I read in Dirt Bike mag a while back. I tried it, and have given them a full season of riding with no problems. I've always hated grip glue. Always either too much, or not enough. Ever get that shit under your throttle tube? Try this; 1) cut off old grips and clean ALL the old gorp off the bars. 2) wrap your now clean and oil free bars with one (1) layer of black electrical tape. 3) spray the tape with carb n choke or brake cleaner and quickly slide on the grips. And Bob's yer uncle...done. Go riding. Mine set up in seconds and I couldn't twist them. I skipped the lacing wire just for a test. They've been wet and cooked in the sun which are two things that have caused my grips to spin in the past. No problem.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:31 AM   #2
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Uhmm. Have you tried compressed air. First used it 20+ years ago, and I have never done anything different.

Stick air nozzle under the inboard lip of the grip. Hit the air. With a cushion of air the grip slipping right off. I do not use grip glue or safety wires.

Do the reverse to install.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:42 AM   #3
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Not everybody has a compressor at home.

I use hair spray to install, have to work quick, but it works great.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:12 AM   #4
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I first wash the grips with soapy water to get any oils or mold release stuff of them. Let them dry out. Then I pour alcohol onto the bar surface and in the grips and slide them on fast. When the alcohol evaporates the grips stick. I've found this to work very well in most situations. The stupid knurling they put on aluminum bars doesn't grip quite as well but it's still sufficient.
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Old 02-03-2015, 12:08 PM   #5
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I boil some water and toss the grips in for about 5 seconds
soft and stretchy and slide on
I use grip glue
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:21 PM   #6
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I boil some water and toss the grips in for about 5 seconds
soft and stretchy and slide on
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I use grip glue
I try not to. Sometimes you just have to.
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:54 PM   #7
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+1 - seems like the glue causes more slippage than grippage.
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:09 PM   #8
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Not everybody has a compressor at home.

I use hair spray to install, have to work quick, but it works great.
^^^ +1,

I used to carry one of the Mrs' emery boards in my toolbox for filing points too.
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:38 PM   #9
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I use alcohol as well. Never had a problem.
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:16 AM   #10
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^^^ +1,

I used to carry one of the Mrs' emery boards in my toolbox for filing points too.
Eh! Pass me the rolling paper, got to set them points. GM and Hondas for sure at .012".

Hair spray....you bet I have some here. From the Dollar store. Slippery Scorbin won't be so after an application of cheap hair spray. But temporary as in a few days. Found something much better.
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:49 AM   #11
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Add grip glue, heat the grips up quickly and slide them on. Don't move them while the glue sets. Wait a few hours and safety wire with a good safety wire tool. I run my grips until they have no grip left and they never slip.
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:12 AM   #12
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Add grip glue, heat the grips up quickly and slide them on. Don't move them while the glue sets. Wait a few hours and safety wire with a good safety wire tool. I run my grips until they have no grip left and they never slip.
^^^ This is how it's done ^^^ I've tried the other methods over the years and all have failed. Don't even think about the old dish soap rumor! Once worn out, 2 seconds with a razor knife and they're on the garage floor.
Back to my op. Do give this black tape method a try.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:58 AM   #13
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The last pair of grips I mounted was oxford heated grips (inner tube is a lot harder than on a regular grip, feels like something between plastic and hard rubber).

Used regular superglue, no safety wire, no movement this far (gone about 8000km).
The grips will probably be worn down in a 3-4 years, and removing them then could be interesting
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:21 AM   #14
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I use clear coat, spray it on the bars and slide the grips on. It dries and holds like glue. Spray paint works as well, just have to be careful not to custom paint your bike.
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