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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:40 pm 
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WD40.....

Wait a night before riding the bike though... :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:02 pm 
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Honestly.... I have been known to adopt the "spit on the bars" method :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:55 pm 
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Come off it, thumb it it with a bit of spit.


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:11 pm 
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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
WD40.....

Wait a night before riding the bike though... :wink:


Really??


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:14 pm 
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Cheapest, nastiest hairspray! Like the previous poster says, good stuff is....too good. Nobody has mentioned spray paint yet (never tried it myself).


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Ever since I had some hairsprayed grips come loose in wet conditions, i've put the grips on dry, or with isopropyl alcohol. The less residue the better, as far as I'm concerned.


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:38 pm 
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dazzawazza wrote:
stumpjumper1990 wrote:
WD40.....

Wait a night before riding the bike though... :wink:


Really??


Yep! No problem at all!!


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:09 pm 
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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
dazzawazza wrote:
stumpjumper1990 wrote:
WD40.....

Wait a night before riding the bike though... :wink:


Really??


Yep! No problem at all!!


Ditto...

...always used hairspray in the past, but as that's also where my hair now firmly is I thought I'd give the WD40 a try and it's better by far; easier to get on, especially with Brahma Bars, and easier to get off again if you prise up the edge and squirt some more down to loosen it off.

Who'd have thought it, eh? 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:48 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Fitting grips
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:52 am 
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We used to use spray paint on clear grips and it looked great ,

What's the best thing to use to clean the bars first ? Methalated spirits ?


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