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Installing new grips

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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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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