Hey guys, not sure how many of u know this trick already but i just installed grips on my bike today, taking the billet ones i had on and replacing them with progrip gel grips(btw, never install billet grips cause the look cool like i did...they are a pain in the rectum) and my buddy showed me this trick.....1)take off your stock grips, wrap the sleeve on the throttle side and the bar on the left hand side with one layer electrical tape. 2) then dip a rag in gasoline and coat the electrical tape with the gas from the rag. 3) then pass the gas soaked rag through the grips, coating the inside of the grip with gas, then slide the grips on. It makes it so much easier to slide the grips on then if it gets stuck halfway through the process of sliding them on, simply just wipe the gas rag on the part of the bar that still isnt covered by the grip and keeping sliding. Within seconds the gas dries and the grips are stuck on the electrical tape on the bars. Plus, versus using grip glue, u dont have to wait however long for the glue to dry. Trust my fellas, it sticks. We put the grips on around 10 this morning and we rode in this louisiana heat until 8 tonight and the stuck all day long. Hope u guys can use this in the future. Then when one of ur boys is replacing his grips, u can act like u came up with this bright idea and for a brief moment be the hero!!! Lol hope it helps! Later fellas!! If u have any others q's hit me up! LAST TIP...PLEASE GUYS, WASH UR HANDS BEFORE U DECIDE TO LIGHT UP A CIGARRETTE AS THIS MAY RESULT IN U USING THE STOP, DROP AND ROLL TECHNIQUE WE ALL LEARNED IN THE SECOND GRADE!!! OUCH!!!
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Re: installing new grips
I use hair spray.
-Cut the old ones off
-Soak the clip-on (left) w/hairspray
-Quickly slide grip on and align. Once it is aligned allow it to dry.
-Soak throttle tube (right) with hairspray, slid grip on, align, and allow to dry.
I guess this is probably a bad time to tell you about the R1 throttle tube (or BRG throttle tube) mod. It's a bigger throttle tube which means less twisting to go WOT. Late model Gixxers are notorious for a long twist to go WOT.
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if you don`t want to save the ones your taking off the bike take an exacto knife and cut the old ones off clean the surfaces then install the new ones, I use a glue put on the areas the grips will sit and slide the new ones on.
To change the throttle/idle cables, first you need to remove the fuel tanks so you can get to the carb/throttle body. Loosen the adjusters at the throttle grip on the handlebars. Remove the idle cable first and the remove the throttle cable from the carb/throttle body. Then take the two bolts out of the throttle grip housing halves and carefully seperate them. Remove the old cables from the twist grip. Reinstall new cables in the reverse procedure. Before starting the bike, make absolutely sure that the throttle cables work like they're supposed to and the carb/throttle body will close completely.
To remove the clutch cable, remove exhaust system or whatever might be in the way on the right side of the bike. You need to remove the right side transmission cover. Drain the transmission oil. Remove the chrome right side transmission cover. Disconnect the clutch cable from the clutch release mechanism. Screw the end of the clutch cable out of the cover and take the cable loose from the clutch lever on the handlebars. Reinstall in reverse order making sure you install a new O-ring on the cable at the transmission cover. Replace cover and refill transmission with oil. Reinstall anything else you had to take off.
could be a few things going on . have you checked the vacuum lines? could have one plugged or collapsed? Could be a carb problem? have you installed a carb kit yet ? or you could try a hotter spark plug.
Hello, Ebay would be a good place to look for them! Can get them Way cheaper there! Here is the trick to getting stuck grips off a bike without ruining them! Use Compressed air to remove them. Take the hose of air compressor 125PSI with a Blow gun attached to it. Now on the Flanged part of the grip put the blower end between the grip and bar and hit it with air. If it does not fly off gently twist the grip and it will most likely come right off! Here is another trick! Put them on in the reverse manner! To keep them in place I use Hair Spray Like Finalnet. It makes the grips go on easy and when it dries it will hold the grip on like Glue! Have a Good one!!
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Look around and see what you can find for your bike. Personally, I like my Micron and feel it gives out a lot of bass, but I'm not sure if they make one for your's bike. One thing to remember is you can never just add an exhaust. The air flow changes then the fuel flow needs to change to compensate for it. This could mean new jets for your carbs.
I am already turning heads. My question is about the pipes getting hot. Mine appears to have a type of guard but I can still feel the heat through my jeans. Any ideas? I want to be able to take my daughter for short rides but am afraid she might get her leg burned. I know I will have tons of other questions soon. ThanksI have the heat shield on my bike, and it has made a world of difference. Is yours installed in the right place? When I first put mine on, I could still feel heat, then I moved it forward on the pipe, and it works great now.,,,
including when the bike is running and in gear. Laps switched high or low.
If I pull the switch out a bit I can see a spring behind it but that's it.
Is there a trick to this switch I'm not finding? If it's broke is there any repair tips? you can replace the whole assembly find a guy who is electrically inclined to r&r the switch, or like most live without it and just flash folks manually by turning the hi beams on and off.,,,