How to Replace Motorcycle Grips
by: Maricon Williams
Riders can easily be bored by the look, design and feel of their motorcycle parts and gears. New look excites them. It also gives them a different hype. This is the reason why they keep on changing them from time to time.
Most, if not all of the riders know how to repair or maintain their motorcycles. Changing tires, fixing the stand up to its cleaning, washing and waxing - you bet, seasoned riders knew it!
Some of them are learning it in an easy manner like for instance in a course or through a peer or another rider. But no matter how they acquire their knowledge the fact is that said knowledge will always redound to their advantage.
There are some parts that are easy to replace. Grips, for instance are good example. It only involves few steps and here they are:
Finally, you can enjoy your bike's new look and new grip!
- Ready your new grips, rubbing alcohol, hammer, socket and WD-40.
- Remove the bar end. Be careful with its head and threads. If they are already damaged, better replace them also.
- Pull the end of the grip and spray on the WD-40 to loosen the contact. You can remove the grips by twisting and folding its inner edge. Remember where the original location of the inner edge.
- After the grip has been pulled, clean the handle with rubbing alcohol. Be sure to remove the glue from the Clip-on. Also, lubricate the Clip-on with rubbing alcohol and slide the new grip. While sliding it, do some twisting techniques. Do this while the alcohol has not yet evaporated otherwise it will be harder to twist.
If the new grip material will allow, you can also use oil instead of alcohol.
- To tap the new grip into position, use the hammer and socket. Make sure that it fits well and will not impair the bike's operation. To test it, roll the throttle to full-on and let it snap back. You can ride around to be used to its stiffness.
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