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    Quicky: Best Way to put on Grips

    I hate putting on new grips, I just took off my existing ones, and im trying to put on the ne ones. They obviously arent Lock-On's...Whats the best way to slide them on?
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    Spray hairspray on the inside. It works as a lube and then it'll dry and act as a glue to keep them in place.

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    I used butter for mine. May not sound "normal", but it dries and has a strong grip. They don't slide at all.

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    Two Methods

    The best:

    Dry, with an air compressor. If it has a nozzle, you can blow under the grips and slide them right on. Takes 3 seconds and they don't slip.

    Second best: Spray adhesive. Makes a mess but holds really well and dries faster and stickier than hairspray.

    JMH

    Quote Originally Posted by mondaycurse
    I used butter for mine. May not sound "normal", but it dries and has a strong grip. They don't slide at all.

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    buy lock-ons

    not trying to sound like a smart @$$ but ithey are alot nicer.they dont slip and when they wear down they are easy to change,or if you need to switch something out on you bars.and for 15-20$ they're not a big investment.
    so this is how you add a signature!!

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    rubbing alcohol does the trick for me but lock-ons would be better

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1 Hucker
    rubbing alcohol does the trick for me but lock-ons would be better
    What he said

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    use an air compressor if you have access
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    Air is the bomb

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    aircompressor........a blast of air guides them off and on easy
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    another air believer here. Lockons if you can

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    or, if you dont have any of these, water'll do fine too. wet the bars and the inside, then get the grip as far as you can on by twisting, then slap the end of the grip. it goes all the way on

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    aquanet for that all day hold. ask your grandma.

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    you can also use windex, but go with lock on's
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    Air is the best. Next is lockons. If you have O/S bars, barends have to be forced in but still work. I ditched my Raceface Lockons for a pair of ODI Ruffians. Much better feel IMO.

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    I just stick them in some boiled water for about 30 seconds, they slide on with ease .

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    I used the hairspray and It worked like a charm. Only complaint is that it smells like sh!t for a long time, and is a real pain to get off the exterior of the grips if it happens to float onto them. Worked great though, thanks for the input.
    Erik

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    nothing wrong with your bike selling like a french whore.

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