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    Wrap a spiral of electrical tape around the bar and wet the inside of the grip with charcoal lighter fluid. Slide them on and give it a couple of hours to set up. You'll have to cut them off.

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    I have a good idea that i might use tomorrow. Put a single (or two) layer of electrical tape (or duck tape) on the bars and glue grips onto that. When you get them off just use propane torch to loosen the grips

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    Quote Originally Posted by ithacking View Post
    I have a good idea that i might use tomorrow. Put a single (or two) layer of electrical tape (or duck tape) on the bars and glue grips onto that. When you get them off just use propane torch to loosen the grips

    Tape glue can get gooey over time and lose it's grip.


    One key to getting grips to stay tight is to make sure the handlebar ends are clean before installing them. I always clean them with rubbing alcohol to remove any oil residue (even clean hands can leave a little) and slide the grips on using compressed air with a narrow nozzle. They are instantly tight and will usually hold for the life of the grip.

    Hairspray/ rubbing alcohol is OK, but not as good IMO because you have to wait awhile before it is completely dry and the grips set.

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    ^^^this.
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    Today i used wire and i must say even if they just twist a little bit, it's much better than it was! Two pieces of wire on very ends of grips

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    I really don't understand all the wire etc. Even back in the day before lock ons, at the shop we used Aquanet and an air compressor (clean the bar first with rubbing alcohol) and never ever had issues with grips being loose. Seriously ..if you are shaving issues and don't have a compressor just stop by a shop and ask if they can blow them for you...buy a tube or something and they will probably just do it.
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    I have an compressor, but my grips are just too worn for that. Tried it.

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