05/20/12 at 9:18 pm #8850
I have heard about people using hairspray to “glue” their grips in place but that doesn’t make me feel comfortable so I paid $10 for the glue.
So first step is to remove the old grips. Mine were loose so I just had to roll and pull. I have seen compressed air used to loosen the glue or just use a razor knife to carefully cut through the grip.
I used rubbing alcohol to remove the old glue. It was getting dark so this pic isn’t the best, but the dark color is the glue. It should be all white plastic once clean. Both bars should feel smooth and dry
After the glue was removed and the handlebars were dry, I covered the left handlebar with grip glue and put a bit on the inside of the grip. You have to work fast because the glue dries superfast! I slid the grip on and worked it back and forth till it reached the headlight/turn signal housing.
You can see I should have left just a small gap at the top since there is now a gap after the bar end was put back on. Lesson number one. This side went on fairly easily since the left handlebar is metal.
Different story for the throttle side. I battled this one and could not slide the grip over the plastic throttle cover and so I cleaned the glue off again and after 3 times decided to give in to the hairspray method and give it a try. It slid right on and so I would have to wait til morning to see if it was strong enough.
So you can see now on this side the grip hits the lip that actually holds the stock grip and so I have a gap at the topside. I’m thinking about just painting the white to black so it will hide it a bit. The other option wold be to remove the grip since it is only on with hairspray the compressed air should take it off and cut down the lip and re-install the grip tighter up the bar.
I will decide but I can now say that I’m impressed with the fact that the hairspray worked!! It is very tight and it works great. I now have a much better response and my hands don’t cramp since I’m not gripping so tight to actually control the throttle.05/20/12 at 9:21 pm #8851
Next up…. I gotta get levers! That stock crap looks like hell!!05/20/12 at 9:24 pm #8852
mactacularRegistered MemberRideCBR AddictPoints: 9,916
@spdygak looks good bro! you know what works ALOT better than hairspray? warm soapy water (dish soap) when it dries it gives a better bond than hairspray and just as good as grip glue, but it doesnt dry as fast…bout 30 minutes or so…05/20/12 at 9:38 pm #8854
@mactacular I can’t believe I wasted $10 bucks on glue, then when I was running around like a crazy man cause it wasn’t working right I stepped on the tube of glue and now half of it’s stuck to the driveway- hahaha05/22/12 at 2:25 pm #9176
atx600rrRegistered MemberRideCBR RegularPoints: 4,527
@spdygak I think you have to sand or dremal down that ring on the throttle side to fit. Atleast thats what I read on .net. Btw are those supposed to be blue or black? I almost ordered a set but I am not going to if that is black.05/22/12 at 11:04 pm #9229
@atx600rr No, no- those are blue! I had to order others to get the right color blue. I don’t like the anodized light blue- it doesn’t fit the Broncos motif, lol I guess I shoulda watched more you tube before installing. I can always try to remove it later with compressed air…@mactacular can show you his black ones05/23/12 at 1:19 am #9257
atx600rrRegistered MemberRideCBR RegularPoints: 4,527
Ah, got ya. Have you had a chance to ride with them yet. Do you think they were worth the $10? How would you rate them on a scale of 1-10?05/23/12 at 12:49 pm #9347
bambamRegistered MemberRideCBR GuruPoints: 22,470
good write up Jason. I love the compressed air for on and off.08/11/12 at 7:08 pm #18160
thebearded1Registered MemberRideCBR AddictPoints: 8,238
=1 on the hairspray method.08/12/12 at 12:05 pm #18182
Ah, got ya.Have you had a chance to ride with them yet.Do you think they were worth the $10?How would you rate them on a scale of 1-10?
sorry @atx600rr I never gave you a rating. I will give them an 8 only because they are not as padded as I would like. Great grip and feel, the color is good even in the crazy hot sun down here.04/23/13 at 12:57 am #32211
sorry for the bump on such an old thread @spdygak, butI just replaced my grips this weekend while I was changing the headlights on my baby. IDK about you but these things were the closest thing to a workout at the gym except for actually going to the gym. I think I got the same grips as you, a knockoff of the driven grips. It took me and my neighbor about an hour to get them on taking turns twisting them on. The only thing I did differently was used a dremel tool to grind down that ring and they sit pretty nice now.04/23/13 at 1:05 am #32212
sorry for the bump on such an old thread @spdygak, butI just replaced my grips this weekend while I was changing the headlights on my baby. IDK about you but these things were the closest thing to a workout at the gym except for actually going to the gym. I think I got the same grips as you, a knockoff of the driven grips. It took me and my neighbor about an hour to get them on taking turns twisting them on. The only thing I did differently was used a dremel tool to grind down that ring and they sit pretty nice now.04/23/13 at 6:59 am #32225
@mhjc0814 Ya it took me waaayy longer than anticipated. If I had done the hairspray in the first place it would have been much quicker. I will grind down the lip on my next replacement. It’s been almost a year now and nearly 10,000 miles and no issues. I’m still very happy with them! BTW, I did just hit the gap with flat black spray paint haha04/23/13 at 7:13 am #32229
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