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Old 10-03-2008, 10:14 AM   #1
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Any secret of the pro's tips for changing grips for a dirt bike?
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:54 AM   #2
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Razorblade to remove old ones (just slice down the length of 'em and peel off), and a can of "Aqua Net" hairspray, liberally applied to "lube" the insides of the new grips and the handlebars. (work fast!)

When the spray dries, the grips are stuck.

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Old 10-03-2008, 11:03 AM   #3
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A heat gun and a razor blade work well to remove old grips. The heat gun will melt the plastic glue and make it easier to peel off the old stuff.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:58 AM   #4
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I go for the razor method, too. I use the spongy superbike grips (most casue I'm cheap and they're $10 or less). I use sand paper to clean the bars slightly then wet rag it to make sure things are nice and smooth. Getting the grips on: I use gorilla glue and plain dish soap. I coat the inside of the grip with the glue- then put the soap on my index finger and smooth it around the bar. Once the soap and the glue dry- usually 4hrs or so- you're good to go.
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:12 PM   #5
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cut the old ones off, soak the new ones in a pan of gasoline and twist and slide 'em on there, smack 'em with a rubber maul to make sure they're seated. They'll never come off.

....probably best if you don't smoke while you're doing it....
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:35 PM   #6
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Depends on the type of bike. If it is a Honda fill the handlebar with C-4 and touch it off. Then go to the Kawasaki dealer and pick up a good motorcycle.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:23 PM   #7
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i use compressed air. if its a new grip and a dry handlebar just put the new grip at the end of the handlebar and use a blow gun to blow air into the grip and push the grip on. it will slide right on. no glue, no mess.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:28 PM   #8
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you can take grips off real easy thet way too if you want to reuse them.

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Old 10-24-2008, 09:38 AM   #9
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So Ken,

What do you think of using warm sal****er to remove the grips?

Oh man! The nanny bleeped the middle of salt water! HAR!
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Old 10-24-2008, 05:46 PM   #10
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Twasn't someting I'd tot bout; what wif using a tw@t to pull off a grip. Twarn't a tw@t wif a grip that grabby metinks!
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