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handlebar grips

Postby foy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 09:21 am

Just purchased some new grips and would like any advice on how to make them stick on the bars, thank you for any advice.

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Re: handlebar grips

Postby snoopsmydogg » Mon Feb 04, 2013 09:29 am

what grips?

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Re: handlebar grips

Postby nicklouse » Mon Feb 04, 2013 09:29 am

tighten up the locking rings.
You did buy some ODIs didnt you.

So what are the grips then.

Foam or dual compound rubber or?
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Re: handlebar grips

Postby cooldad » Mon Feb 04, 2013 09:30 am

You shouldn't need to stick them - unless they are lock ons they stay on with friction.
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Re: handlebar grips

Postby nicklouse » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:01 am

bar material would be useful as well.
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Re: handlebar grips

Postby foy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:16 am

Aluminium bars and clarks D2 grips.

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Re: handlebar grips

Postby The Rookie » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:58 pm

Friction works fine...

Or you can use a bit of hairspray, or you can use some liquid soap (ones the soap dries out it goes tacky, then just a little water and they slip off dead easy, or in an extreme you can lockwire them on!

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Re: handlebar grips

Postby njee20 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 13:23 pm

Hairspray FTW.

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Re: handlebar grips

Postby cooldad » Mon Feb 04, 2013 14:00 pm

Throw them away and buy lock-ons.
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Re: handlebar grips

Postby mrmonkfinger » Mon Feb 04, 2013 15:10 pm

foy wrote:would like any advice on how to make them stick on the bars


replace with lock-ons, its the best way

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Re: handlebar grips

Postby Bartimaeus » Mon Feb 04, 2013 17:13 pm

njee20 wrote:Hairspray FTW.

But what about for the grips?


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Re: handlebar grips

Postby Deputy Dawg » Mon Feb 04, 2013 22:12 pm

renthal grip glue will work (use it on my motorbike) but lock-ons are better.
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Re: handlebar grips

Postby Levi_501 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 20:52 pm

Having just gone from hairspray to ODI lock ons, I would throw any grip that is no an ODI lock on away.

For all those who asked, hairspray was ye good 'old fashioned way of doing it.

Spray some on the bar, a bit inside the grip, then slip them on.

Whilst the hairspray is wet it acts like a lubricant and allows the grips to slide on. When it drys out it acts like an adhesive. To get them off run them under warm water.

But as I said, ODI locks ons forever!

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Re: handlebar grips

Postby BigStu2 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 20:54 pm

Spit works best but you gotta work fast.
Soap, hmmmm what happens if it rains while hes out riding??????
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Re: handlebar grips

Postby The Rookie » Wed Feb 06, 2013 06:11 am

Levi_501 wrote:Having just gone from hairspray to ODI lock ons, I would throw any grip that is no an ODI lock on away.

But as I said, ODI locks ons forever!

But you haven't tried any of the other lockon's, making your recommendation 'decent lock ons' not just ODI surely?

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Re: handlebar grips

Postby foy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 16:57 pm

I just ran the grips under the warm water tap and they have gone on the bars perfect and no movement in the grips either.


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