Hand Grip Replacement


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kdott13
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Hand Grip Replacement

Postby kdott13 » Sat May 29, 2010 12:44 pm



I have a 82 GL1000 with oe grips,and want to install new foam grips. Is there any secret to doing this.Any help is appreciated. I haven'd done this for a number of years, and can't remember how I did them in the past.
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Re: Hand Grip Replacement

Postby WingAdmin » Sat May 29, 2010 1:13 pm

I put foam grips on my 82, and once I got the old ones off (I ended up cutting them off, much easier) I just dampened the foam ones with water with a tiny bit of dish soap in it, and slid them on. Once they dried, they were on solid, and haven't moved in the year and a half since I did them.

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Re: Hand Grip Replacement

Postby colemadad » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:51 pm

As far a putting them on - I've used hair spray for this job for years. A fairly good application on the handle bar/throttle slide and just a light one inside the new grip. This lubricates the grip going on and holds it in place when the hairspray sets up a short time later.

kdott13
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Re: Hand Grip Replacement

Postby kdott13 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:05 pm

Thanks for the responses. i will give it a try. Doesn' seem too difficult. Thanks again.

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stevenstrack
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Re: Hand Grip Replacement

Postby stevenstrack » Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:25 pm

Where can i get a good set of grips? The ones I have are 5 5/8 in length, i saw some on Randakk's site but I think those might not be long enough.




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