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To lock on, or not to lock on?
Lock on Grips 64%  64%  [ 21 ]
Wibbly normal Grips 36%  36%  [ 12 ]
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 Post subject: Lock On Grips
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:28 am 
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Do we like them or not?

If so, which ones do we like and why?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:33 am 
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I have used them before. Fantastic.

Until the fiddly, feckin small allen key bolt burrs and you have to hack saw the little barsteward off :evil:

Normal grips for me now thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:35 am 
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ive just bought my first pair of lock ons, they are yet to arrive so who knows what'll happen!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:44 am 
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Love them best things ever no more slippy wet winter grips, which when you need to get them off you end up scratching hell out the bars trying to prise the little buggers off.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:20 pm 
The Guv'nor
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on something new skool they are cock on. I have some odi rapscallions or somesuch - seem ok.

On an older bike they look a bit gash.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:22 pm 
Mr Darcy
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One of best inventions for years :D

Fantastic. Even use them on my RB that I ride :oops:
Removing/fitting grips is one job I detest, and when it gets wet, motorbike grips not fun.
I can live with this bit being not period correct.


ODI Ruffians are the best :)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:51 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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I love them too .

i have some ODI rogue for sale if interested . they are the DH model , a bit heavier , but more comfy .


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:01 pm 
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ODI/Answer...love them for new bikes. Not on the vintage rides though...


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:08 pm 
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cchris2lou wrote:
I love them too .

i have some ODI rogue for sale if interested . they are the DH model , a bit heavier , but more comfy .



Got a pic chap im after some?

Rob


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:21 pm 
MacRetro rider
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I have a tip for fitting normal grips, use clear paint laquer from a spray rattle can, i use it all the time, much better than hairspray :lol: , you only have a few seconds to slide the grip on but once it's on the laquer quickly dries and sticks it solid, they can be removed again by carefully wedging in a thin screwdriver and spraying in some WD40 or GT85, my Syncros grips have been on and off a few times using this method.

No need whatsoever for "Lock on's" :)


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