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Putting on my grips

Any advice for putting on grips before I go do this?

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Any advice for putting on grips before I go do this?
They are in already? That was quick!

You can try to shoot some WD-40 down your old grips if you want to keep them, or if not cut them b!tches off.

For the new grips....
Clean your bars very good, and make sure there is no oil wd-40 on them.
Use mild soup and water if you need something to make the grips slide right on.

Oh the throttle side will be a PITA because it is plastic under that grip so take it easy with that one especially on the end because you can crack it.
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I bought them at cycle gear, R1. We have a store in knoxville.

The grips are on and the throttle was a bitch. I didn't use any grip glue on the throttle side is that fine? I used some on the clutch side, I was scared it would cause the throttle to stick, so I left it off that side, I could tell there was none on it to begin with but the stock throttle grip had slots it fit in, not so on the pro grip.

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I bought them at cycle gear, R1. We have a store in knoxville.

The grips are on and the throttle was a bitch. I didn't use any grip glue on the throttle side is that fine? I used some on the clutch side, I was scared it would cause the throttle to stick, so I left it off that side, I could tell there was none on it to begin with but the stock throttle grip had slots it fit in, not so on the pro grip.
I knew that throttle side would be a bitch because I changed out my SV grips about 3 times while owning it.

I never used grip glue on the throttle or clutch side. After baking in the hot sun the grips will set on there ok.
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All I used to put mine on was spit. I got them real wet and slipped them on. That took care of the lube. Then I dried off the inside the best I could and slid them on. No problems.
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They look pretty cool, I like em. Hopefully this will help vibration hand some.

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They look pretty cool, I like em. Hopefully this will help vibration hand some.
Maybe I should get a set for the R1. I kinda like all black grips on this bike tho.
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I bought these because it had a little color and wasn't too flashy. The silver ones might look bad ass on yours.


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I bought these because it had a little color and wasn't too flashy. The silver ones might look bad ass on yours.

hmm I might be making a purchase.
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hmm I might be making a purchase.
nice

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nice
My buddy with the 04 R6 has had both pairs of the other two progrip versions. I'll have to ask him what he thinks about them.
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There is some newer style grips too, but the progrip site seems to be down right now. These were the only ones that didn't look like MC Hammer's pants though. Too much color for me. They look to be the second worst style. There is a 725 style and a SCS (speed control system) style that are higher style numbers.

Edit: progrip's site is working again www.progrip.com

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There is some newer style grips too, but the progrip site seems to be down right now. These were the only ones that didn't look like MC Hammer's pants though. Too much color for me. They look to be the second worst style. There is a 725 style and a SCS (speed control system) style that are higher style numbers.
I know he tried some foam progrips one time and they didn't last very long at all. Then he went to some gel progrip, and now he's got another version of progrip GPR or something. I'll have to ask him which style appears to be the best.
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There is some newer style grips too, but the progrip site seems to be down right now. These were the only ones that didn't look like MC Hammer's pants though. Too much color for me. They look to be the second worst style. There is a 725 style and a SCS (speed control system) style that are higher style numbers.

Edit: progrip's site is working again www.progrip.com
maybe I am just lost on that site or something, but I'm not really seeing any street bike grips. It's all dirt, bicycle, and jetski grips.
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maybe I am just lost on that site or something, but I'm not really seeing any street bike grips. It's all dirt, bicycle, and jetski grips.
Go to grips.

Across the top you will see Cross, Super BK, scooter....

Click Super BK

Underneath that you have Dual, Simple, and SCS.

I have a dual 724 gel grip. They also make the one layer gel simple grips, and that no slip grip SCS.

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ahh ok I got it figured out now. My friend has the 719 series now. I'llo have to decide which ones I want.
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ahh ok I got it figured out now. My friend has the 719 series now. I'llo have to decide which ones I want.
Yeah those are too colorful for me.

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From years of working on mountain bikes, I use Windex to slide grips on. It dries fast & leaves no residue.

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From years of working on mountain bikes, I use Windex to slide grips on. It dries fast & leaves no residue.
HAHAHA, great minds think a like. That's what I used.

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HAHAHA, great minds think a like. That's what I used.
I think I used windex the last time I changed my grips at work...just because thats all I had right next to me.
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