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    Installing a handlebar grip

    I'm trying to install a new grip on left side of handlebar and having problems sliding it into the desired position. I managed to slid it fully on handlebar, but I would like to move it a bit further and can't.

    Are there any tips and tricks to do that?

    In theory I can spary some wd40 under, but would I be able to fixate it after?

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    Re: Installing a handlebar grip

    You should be using grip glue, it lets you slip the grip on and then holds it in place, donít use WD40 or it will never stay on.


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    Re: Installing a handlebar grip

    just spray some hair spray down there,will slide up no problem,plus leaves no residue like wd etc so wont slip afterwards,always a good idea to lock wire for peice of mind also.

    or if you have acces to a compressor,just stick a nozzle up the grip,give a bit of air,and will slide on,this is my first choice,but depends if you have a comp.

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    Re: Installing a handlebar grip

    Quote Originally Posted by scooby View Post
    just spray some hair spray down there,will slide up no problem,plus leaves no residue like wd etc so wont slip afterwards,always a good idea to lock wire for peice of mind also.

    or if you have acces to a compressor,just stick a nozzle up the grip,give a bit of air,and will slide on,this is my first choice,but depends if you have a comp.
    I did a hair spray on the first attempt and I couldn't even slide it 1/4 of the grip. Had to remove it, clean it and try without it.

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    Re: Installing a handlebar grip

    Remove the grip again and put it in near boiling water for a few minutes to soften it up then spray hair spray inside and quickly mount while the grip is still hot...

    Worked fine for me with heated grips...

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    Re: Installing a handlebar grip

    Quote Originally Posted by Biker View Post
    Remove the grip again and put it in near boiling water for a few minutes to soften it up then spray hair spray inside and quickly mount while the grip is still hot...

    Worked fine for me with heated grips...
    Thanks! I will try that tomorrow. Completely forgot about the heat gun.

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    Re: Installing a handlebar grip

    I used surgical alcohol last time and it worked a treat.

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    Re: Installing a handlebar grip

    if it gets stuck half way and wont budge back or forward you can gently slide a screw driver up between the grip and handlebar and spray some more gunk further up there , this should loosen it up enough for you to position it where you want it.

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