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HOW-TO: Replace Motorcycle Grips
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HOW-TO: Replace Motorcycle Grips - March 1, 2006, 11:39 AM

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There are some parts that are easy to replace. Grips, for instance are good example. It only involves few steps and here they are:
  1. Ready your new grips, rubbing alcohol, hammer, socket and WD-40.
  2. Remove the bar end. Be careful with its head and threads. If they are already damaged, better replace them also.
  3. Pull the end of the grip and spray on the WD-40 to loosen the contact. You can remove the grips by twisting and folding its inner edge. Remember where the original location of the inner edge.
  4. After the grip has been pulled, clean the handle with rubbing alcohol. Be sure to remove the glue from the Clip-on. Also, lubricate the Clip-on with rubbing alcohol and slide the new grip. While sliding it, do some twisting techniques. Do this while the alcohol has not yet evaporated otherwise it will be harder to twist.
If the new grip material will allow, you can also use oil instead of alcohol.
  1. To tap the new grip into position, use the hammer and socket. Make sure that it fits well and will not impair the bike's operation. To test it, roll the throttle to full-on and let it snap back. You can ride around to be used to its stiffness.
Finally, you can enjoy your bike's new look and new grip!
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March 1, 2006, 11:55 AM

I used hairspray to get my new ones on. Works wonders and it helps keep the new grips on when the hairspray dries.


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Another trick that's not messy and really works is an air gun. Lift up the grip a bit, stick in tip, and hit the air. Puff.

I'd use soapy water instead of wd-40.
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The air gun trick is very quick and easy. That's how I did all the grips at my old job. On and off in no time.
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i second the 'hair spray' tip. very very easy to slide the grips on, and i imagine the stickyness helps it from eventually twisting or sliding.


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Didn't have an airgun, so I used windex and a screwdriver.
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Didn't have an airgun, so I used windex and a screwdriver.

No airgun here either but a can of air duster works great. Stick the straw under the grip, spray and pull.
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i usually just cut the old grips off with a razor blade


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You can use air to put the new ones on.
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+1 on using air. Brake clean or carb clean work too. Never use oil to put on new grips! Also install the heated grips for the winter time!


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Putting on new grips is just about my least favorite activity.


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Putting on new grips is just about my least favorite activity.
Takes 5 minutes with compressed air for the whole job.


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hairspray. Takes me 2 minutes


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