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Offline Brooks

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Installing Murphs grips tips
« on: September 09, 2011, 11:16:53 pm »
Somewhere, on this forum, I have seen someone giving tips on installing Murphs grips.  Removing the stock ones trimming the new ones etc.  Ran a search but cannot find. Any comments appreciated.  C-10

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Re: Installing Murphs grips tips
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011, 02:58:05 am »
As far as taking thee old ones off, if you have a compressor and a needle blow gun, you work the needle under the old grip and pull the trigger.  The grip will jump off.
Some here have used hair spray to lube the new grip and claim it holds well after it dries.  I bought grip glue from the local dealer.
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Re: Installing Murphs grips tips
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011, 07:01:21 am »
As far as taking thee old ones off, if you have a compressor and a needle blow gun, you work the needle under the old grip and pull the trigger.  The grip will jump off.
Some here have used hair spray to lube the new grip and claim it holds well after it dries.  I bought grip glue from the local dealer.


Yes both work well. The hair spray lubricates the bar to allow the grip to go on. Then acts like a light glue when it dries.

And the air works great because it expands the inside of the grips allowing the old grips to slide right off. And the new grips to slide right on. Not using any lubricant normally allows the dry rubber from the grips to hold on fine without glue. But once and a while, you may need it.

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Re: Installing Murphs grips tips
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 02:28:17 pm »
Two grip tips i have.

1.  WD40.  Yes, sounds odd.  Ever tried it?  It reacts with rubber in a way that it works as a killer glue.  It takes a couple hours to dry, but you will probably cut the grips off to get them off.  I've done it for 20 years on dirt bikes.  Discovered it accidently.

2.  Safety wire.  If you have a grip that won't stay on, put 2 or 3 wraps of safety wire on them.  Works wonders. 

#2 usually works for guys that aren't willing to try #1.
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Re: Installing Murphs grips tips
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011, 09:55:37 pm »
As far as taking thee old ones off, if you have a compressor and a needle blow gun, you work the needle under the old grip and pull the trigger.  The grip will jump off.
Some here have used hair spray to lube the new grip and claim it holds well after it dries.  I bought grip glue from the local dealer.


Yes both work well. The hair spray lubricates the bar to allow the grip to go on. Then acts like a light glue when it dries.

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ask the wife if hairspray washes out of her hair easily...
hairspray was an old idea and lotsa people (me included) dumped bikes when the grips got wet, and in the middle of a moto came off...with rapid and bad results.....

Best overall method is inserting the red snooter tube on a can of Gumout under the end of the grip, and give it a spritz, twist the grip and pull it right off...installing is a breeze also doing the same thing, spray the inside of the grip, and the bars, and slap it on...it evaporates within 10 minutes.

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Re: Installing Murphs grips tips
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2011, 09:32:32 am »
Cut the old ones off and throw 'em away. I used rubbing alcohol as a lube to get the new ones on. No grip glue needed.
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Re: Installing Murphs grips tips
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2011, 03:25:53 pm »
Cut the old ones off and throw 'em away. I used rubbing alcohol as a lube to get the new ones on. No grip glue needed.
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Re: Installing Murphs grips tips
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2011, 09:32:48 pm »
ask the wife if hairspray washes out of her hair easily...
hairspray was an old idea and lotsa people (me included) dumped bikes when the grips got wet, and in the middle of a moto came off...with rapid and bad results.....

My Murph's grips, installed with hair spray, were still firmly attached after 40k miles.  I think they were removed once in that time, to install a throttle lock, and reinstalled with hair spray.

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Re: Installing Murphs grips tips
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2011, 09:57:06 pm »
Hey Guys,

Thanks for the tips. I used the air compressor and as advertised they flew off.  I also used the compressor to fly them back on.                To put the new ones on I put the air in front of gip hit the air and pushed as far as I could.  Then put the air on the other end. Worked really well.

Thanks again

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Re: Installing Murphs grips tips
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2011, 11:50:58 pm »
Put mine on using the alcohol, learnt about it at a bicycle shop.

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Re: Installing Murphs grips tips
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2011, 07:27:25 am »
As far as taking thee old ones off, if you have a compressor and a needle blow gun, you work the needle under the old grip and pull the trigger.  The grip will jump off.
Some here have used hair spray to lube the new grip and claim it holds well after it dries.  I bought grip glue from the local dealer.


Yes both work well. The hair spray lubricates the bar to allow the grip to go on. Then acts like a light glue when it dries.

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ask the wife if hairspray washes out of her hair easily...
hairspray was an old idea and lotsa people (me included) dumped bikes when the grips got wet, and in the middle of a moto came off...with rapid and bad results.....

Best overall method is inserting the red snooter tube on a can of Gumout under the end of the grip, and give it a spritz, twist the grip and pull it right off...installing is a breeze also doing the same thing, spray the inside of the grip, and the bars, and slap it on...it evaporates within 10 minutes.

While I won't dispute that you can wash hair spray out in the shower. I have used it on many bikes over the years and never had the grips loosen up (or make me crash) because of rain. But just because I never had a problem doesn't mean that it couldn't or hasn't happened.

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Re: Installing Murphs grips tips
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 03:58:56 am »
I used black spray paint....slides on easy, lock in place in 30 sec, and a shot of WD or paint thinner under them and they slide right off. I had a set on my 02' and they never came off, hot or cold, not slipped.
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