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Offline Chad Wilson

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« on: February 13, 2009, 12:05:00 am »
So, what goes into the replacing the grips on the C10?  I picked up a pair of grips from Murph's kits.  The big foamy handles on the Connie were uncomfortable for my hands.  I like the slimmerness (is that a word?) of these newer grips, whether they improve vibration deadening or not (the claim from the web site.  I have never replaced grips on a bike before.  : 36k miles  2007 Ninja 250: 15k miles
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 01:34:00 am »
Pretty easy.    Remove the end bars by removing the allen bolt 6mm I think.    I cut the old ones off with a razor blade or carpet knife.    lube up the new grips. Here there will be much debate :)  I use washing up liquid or tire glup, each have advantages/disadvantages. and just slide them on  Others have used compressed air and used that to help expand them as they push them on.    After you need to carefully trim the end with a knife or razor blade so that when you re-fit the bar ends the grip does not interfere with the joint, or give friction on the throttle.    Happy Wrenching      Colin Prior  Cogmos Administrator  Lake Forest Park WA  COG#7767  
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 12:45:00 pm »
No adhesive needed for the new grips?  : 36k miles  2007 Ninja 250: 15k miles
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 01:16:00 pm »
Some use hair-spray.  Honest.  Very sticky.  Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 01:47:00 pm »
 
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 No adhesive needed for the new grips?  
   I have never used it on the 4 pairs I put on.  The advantage of tire goop if you have it is that once it dries it acts as a sort of glue, which is why for tire fitting most advise not to use washing-up liquid as when it gets wet it can allow the tire to rotate on the rim.     The grips are pretty snug, and you are"gripping" the grips :) so I've not had an issue. In addition I think the throttle sleeve has ribs.    Oh while you at it you may want to remove the throttle sleeve and give it a jolly good clean and scotch bright the handle bar it rotates round. This will make the throttle action much slicker.    Colin Prior  Cogmos Administrator  Lake Forest Park WA  COG#7767  
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 02:53:00 pm »
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Some use hair-spray.  Honest.  Very sticky.
 Did that the first time, worked great!  Since then, I have pretty much used nothing but compressed air, haven't had one slip yet.  Mike B / Gig Harbor, WA
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009, 05:53:00 pm »
I used to use hairspray, but now I just use compress air. No fuss no muss and no issues with the grips adhering to the bars wither.  If you don't have access to an air compressor, then hairspray will work fine.    YMMV  Brock T. Delp  http://www.delp.net/Concours  '99 Concours "Gypsy"  COG #3903/A : IBA #15224  
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2009, 07:57:00 pm »
i bought a set of heated grips from yamaha that required spraying the inside of the grip with wd40 to activate the adhesive,they went on very easy then within minutes were secure  

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2009, 01:41:00 pm »
I replaced my stock grips with Murph's gel grips, grip puppies, and Marph's bar end weights. The little cap on the end of the stock grips was the hardest part - you need to use a razor blade or narrow screw driver to pry up the cap, then use an allen wrench to remove the end weight. I then cut the original grips off with a utility knife. I used diluted dishwashing soap & water to slide the new ones on, and then let 'em dry. They've been snug with no slipping since I installed them - no need for hairspray.    Hope this helps!      
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2009, 10:07:00 pm »
The new Murph's Gel Grips are now installed.  What a pain!  The grips on my C10 were not the stock grips.  They were an after-market thing that was NOT easy to remove.  And I found a little surprise...a previous owner had installed heated grips on the bike.  Two cut wires and the electrical element are all that remain as evidence, though.    The new Gel grips are on.  I like the thinner grip that these are.  I might save my money up now for the bar end weights to add little shiny bling to the now drab black grips.  : 38k miles
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2009, 11:42:00 pm »
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2009, 10:43:00 pm »
I just installed some of Murph's Great Grips, all I used to put them on was a little spit, slid right on and no slipping. Much nicer on the hands than the stockers.   1968 Honda 160 Scrambler,  Sold  1979 Kawasaki SR 650, Traded in  1978 Kawasaki KZ 1000 Z1R Turbo  1986 Kawasaki ZX 1000R Ninja  1999 Kawasaki Concours  COG memb# 8645
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