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Removing and installing handlebar grips

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james
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Removing and installing handlebar grips

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Post by james » Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:02 am

I know there are several ways to remove panhead grips and several ways to install.
What are your versions? I'm sure there are many.
How do you keep them from twisting loose after sitting in the sun?

jim



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Re: Removing and installing handlebar grips

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Post by mbskeam » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:40 am

iv'e used rubber cement, and car door seal adhesive....
to get them off, I shoot lacquer thinner up under the grip, it will loosen up and it comes right off....

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Re: Removing and installing handlebar grips

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Post by Panacea » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:16 am

Or you could get some 1501C Griplock, made by ThreeBond, works like a charm...Mike

Bill Golightly
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Re: Removing and installing handlebar grips

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Post by Bill Golightly » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:29 am

I only use rubber grips, but a spray or brake cleaner into the grip will always work. The fluid will provide a little lubrication for the grip to slide, but it will almost immediately evaporate, and the grip is there forever.

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Re: Removing and installing handlebar grips

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Post by james » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:07 pm

Bill Golightly wrote:I only use rubber grips, but a spray or brake cleaner into the grip will always work. The fluid will provide a little lubrication for the grip to slide, but it will almost immediately evaporate, and the grip is there forever.

tried your brake kleen method today, works great.
thanks jim.

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Re: Removing and installing handlebar grips

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Post by Idaho Jim » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:09 pm

Back in the day, we used to put the grips on our flattrack and TT bikes by cleaning the bar and the inside of the grips with lacquer thinner. Then, we'd put a long spiral wrap (for just a single thickness) of friction (cloth) tape around the fitment area of the bar. Trim up the tape so the grip would cover and nothing would get fouled up in the twist grip. You start the grip onto the bar while your buddy gives the other end of the handlebar a good blast of compressed air -- sealed with a shop rag. At the same time, you hold your hand over the little hole in the outer end of the grip and push. It glides right on. Comes off easy the same way. Of course, if it really gives you trouble, you go with the 3M 8001 Super Weatherstrip Adhesive. Like the man said. :) We also used to put motors together with the 8001. Good stuff. Maybe the only way known to man to keep a Triumph from bleeding to death on your shop floor.

Something about using stuff that was made for it -- like Griplock -- seems wrong to me. :)

Jim

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