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.
Putting bike grips on can be a hassle. Taking them off has a habit of destroying them. We're going to use hairspray to fix that problem.
For new grips, just spray a quick shot of any hairspray into them, twist them on and let them sit for 10 minutes or so. You're done!
To take old grips off, without destroying them, insert a small screwdriver or allen wrench between the grip and handlebar. Push/wiggle it in as far as it will go and lift up to make some air space under the grip. Spray the hairspray into that space, pull the tool out and twist the grip back and forth until it starts turning freely. Now, just pull it off.
Rubbing alcohol works well, too.
Depends on which bolt is missing and what derailleur your referencing.
If you no longer have the bolt then I would suggest taking the bike or derailleur into a bike shop and have them provide the proper bolt to complete your derailleur. They can also advise for your specific derailleur how to reattach. Not all derailleurs work the same.
You can take a look here to see how to attach them yourself. http://www.ehow.com/how_6730072_change-bike-grips.html Bike grips and stroller handles work the same way. I just used this post on e-how to replace my maclaren triumph foam handles. Works like a charm - and it's sooo easy!! :)
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Changing out the upper rack ball bearings...?
Yes there is a trick to installing new bearing & holders. Here's what works for me...
remove the rack stops if you haven't already and then the rack itself.
With the rack out of the way, remove the bumpers at the back of the rails which will allow you to perform the re-installation.
The trick now is to install the balls into the holders and the holders into the stationary part of the rail on the inside wall. The inside wall rail will keep the holders in place as you slide the inside rail into place...this will usually require holding the holder with one hand while pushing the sliding rail back into place. ( I should do a video of this on you-tube with how many I've done and tried to explain ).
Once this is done, re-install the back rail bumpers followed by the rack and then finally the front rack stoppers and that should do it.
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**NOTE** I should also mention you want to be sure none of the old 8 balls didn't fall down into either the drain pump or circulation/wash pump. This is something I've seen far too often on Asko dishwashers with the end result being a broken impeller in either pump...or both, yikes ! I use a telescopic magnet to fish around as it will be the only object made of metal...unless something else has fallen in the sump well area, it's good to check.
Check the wire harness to the Ignition control module (ICM) or replace it. It cost around $40,00 from Auto Zone and it's common for the ICM to fail, or it may just be starting to fail and it's also know that the OEMdistributor had a screen vent at the bottom of the distributor for ventilation to prevent condensation from forming in the distributor. Check to make sure your new distributor has a vent and that it's not plugged up with shipping plastic. Condensation may be forming causing the misfire in the distributor. Good luck and keep me posted.
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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there seems to be alot of firmware issues with alot of razors products at the moment, use another keyboard for the minute and navigate to their site, downgrade your firmware to the one that worked. or alternatively restore your computer to a restore date that occured before you installed the new firmware/drivers.