Grips Keep Coming Loose...What Am I Missing?
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Better idea: get your electrical tape out & wrap the entire portion evenly overlapping the tape 50%, on the handlebar or throttle. Double wrap the end. Then take some carb or brake cleaner spray the tape & install the grip. Wait 10-15min. The cleaner will melt part of the tape making a lasting bond that will cure your issue period. If you feel better get the wire out, but you won't need it.
A side benefit of the tape is you can increase the grip diameter for a larger hand. The medium rubber grips stretch easy for this use.
Posted June 25, 2003 - 09:58 AM
Please, hopefully someone else has done this out there.
It is a trick that I have done for the past 25 years from the ole ski shop with ski poles all the way to golf clubs to BMX bike to the dirt bikes. No glue, no WD40, no hairspray, just O2.
This literally takes less than five seconds to put both grips on the bike.
Air compressor with air blower nossel
New grips with one small hole at the ends of the grips. Very small just enough to put the air blow up to with out leaking.
Start your grip (one at a time) on the bars and with your hand, cover the other end of the handle bar and take the air hose and snug it up to the grip with the little hole and blow air into it. This will expand the grip just enough to side in onto the bar and then rotate it into position.
Then do the opposite to the other side, but this time hold on to the first grip to make sure it does not fly off or rotate.
Once you have the grips on, I agree on the wire wrap to hold them in place. You can do this with grip glue, but you have to very careful, because of the air flow your glue will set faster.
Good Luck hope this helps..
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