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Author Topic: Installing New Grips  (Read 5639 times)

jdrouin

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Installing New Grips
« on: September 22, 2008, 03:44:55 PM »
Got a pair of Beston grips and am just wondering if anyone has advice on removing the stock grips. When replacing bicycle grips I usually stick a skinny screwdriver or tire iron between the grip and the handlebar and slide it off. Sometimes it helps to pour a little water in there. It's hard to get under the stock grips on the Bullet, though, and I don't want to damage anything.

Thanks,

Jeff

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Re: Installing New Grips
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 04:01:11 PM »
 Its been a long time since I've installed grips.
The removal was easy because the grips were worn out and spinning .
  The installation was tuff, the grip would stick going back on, I would use a dab or two of gasoline to install the grip, the gas would latter dry, leaving a firm new grip.
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Re: Installing New Grips
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 05:21:09 PM »
I just cut the old ones off and toss em.
The newer Enfields have some bumps and things on the throttle barrel to hold the grip on.
You will have to file them smooth to get the new ones on.
Use some Aqua Net hair spray to put the new ones on for good.
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Re: Installing New Grips
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 05:24:16 PM »
You may have to cut the old grips off.

Spray WD40 inside the new grips and the handlebar ends.  Tap the grip ends with a rubber mallet.  WD40 will completely disappear after a couple of hours.  WD40 is a moisture displacer used in the aerospace industry and is not a long term lubricant.
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Re: Installing New Grips
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 02:53:18 PM »
Thanks for advice here. I was able to get the Beston grips on without any filing. Only problem is the left side grip is not very secure. Any advice on getting it to stick (exclusive of the hairspray and WD-40 suggestions)?

I can go out and get one of these but I need to move the bike soon for street cleaning.

Thanks,

Jeff

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Re: Installing New Grips
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 04:02:09 PM »
Thanks for advice here. I was able to get the Beston grips on without any filing. Only problem is the left side grip is not very secure. Any advice on getting it to stick (exclusive of the hairspray and WD-40 suggestions)?
I can go out and get one of these but I need to move the bike soon for street cleaning.
Thanks,
Jeff

Hair spray to make it stick.
WD-40 to make it slip.
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Re: Installing New Grips
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 04:17:12 PM »
 I never tried  the hair spray trick.

 Using the gas method, gasoline allows the grip to slide on , evaporates  quickly, then the grip is nice and snug.
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Re: Installing New Grips
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008, 10:08:46 PM »
Ditto the gasoline. Use it in your tank and on your grips.  :)

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Re: Installing New Grips
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2008, 08:52:11 PM »
did you notice the grips are different inside diameters ? da biggun goes on the throttle ;D
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Re: Installing New Grips
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2008, 03:03:09 PM »
[lift up the edge with a small screwdriver or something.  Blow a little compressed air in there, keeping a finger over the hole in the end, It should expand slightly and pull right off.

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Got a pair of Beston grips and am just wondering if anyone has advice on removing the stock grips. When replacing bicycle grips I usually stick a skinny screwdriver or tire iron between the grip and the handlebar and slide it off. Sometimes it helps to pour a little water in there. It's hard to get under the stock grips on the Bullet, though, and I don't want to damage anything.

Thanks,

Jeff
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Re: Installing New Grips
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2008, 02:48:40 AM »
I ended up just cutting them off because I didn't have any compressed air. I usually get bicycle grips off by sticking a tire iron under them and pouring a little water in. Didn't feel like doing that, though, and figured I'd have no more need for the OEM grips.

The left grip has held just fine, so maybe I'll just borrow a little hairspray from my neighbor when I think of it.

Man, these are great grips. It's like a totally different bike.

Jeff

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Re: Installing New Grips
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2008, 02:42:26 AM »
To slide new grips on use shaving cream, it dries and acts sort of a paste and prevents the grips from moving after several hours, depending how much you use.
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Re: Installing New Grips
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2008, 06:11:59 PM »
To remove the old grips without damaging them I insert a thin screwdriver a short way under the grip. Next I spray either starter fluid or brake cleaner under the grip. Work it around a little and apply more if necessary. The starter or brake cleaner will lube the grip and dissolve any glue holding it on the bar making them come off easy. When putting the new grips on, lube the inside with the same stuff. They will slide on easily and will stay in place when the starter or brake fluid dries. It dries in less than a minute so you have to do it quickly.......Dewey.
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Re: Installing New Grips
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2008, 11:49:03 PM »
Not to belabor an older topic but found this link to a video on-line yesterday.  Not real detailed but a decent overview of the subject.  I still need to get outside and replace mine with the Beston Grips I received a week or so ago.

http://www.motopowervideo.com/video/change_grips.wmv

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Re: Installing New Grips
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2008, 01:10:50 AM »
I am trying to put the beston grips on the throttle shuttle using WD40 (no hair spray around), but it is not going on easily. Below is the end of the throttle tube, does it need to be cut down to push the grip on?

The end of the throttle tube is larger than the outer diameter of the grip.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2008, 02:13:43 AM by rsperko »
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