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How to change motorcycle handlebar grips

How do you clean handlebar grips on a motorcycle?

I wash my whole bike with Dawn dish detergent in water and buff it up with Lemon Pledge. The Dawn does a good job getting the crud off the grips. Careful using dish soap to wash your actual bike. Dish soap will destroy your clearcoat overtime.

Are all handlebar grips the same size?

No. Though the internal diameter dimension has been standardized to fit just about any mountain bike handlebar (22mm being the current standard), grips come in a number of different lengths and outer diameters in order to give a more custom fit tailored for the riders preference.

How do you clean handlebar grips?

Just spray it on the bike or a soft cloth, and wipe the grease and dirt/dust off easily. No need to rinse the bike. It should gently remove the dirt/sweat from your handlebar tape. If the grips are cork, use just a little Simple Green on a soft cloth and wipe gently and remove from the tape.

How do you clean sticky handlebars?

Sticky Handles

  1. Mix cutting liquid dish soap and water and wash the handle thoroughly.
  2. After the handle is dry, use rubbing alcohol and a clean cloth to wipe the handle.
  3. If the sticky surface remains, mix some baking soda with water to create a thick paste that is about the consistency of toothpaste.

How do you remove bike foam grips?

Pull the end of the grip up and hold it up with a screwdriver while spraying hairspray between the grip and the bar. Twist the grip and it should come off quite easily. The advantage of this is that the hairspray evaporates and this stops the new grips slipping on the handlebars.

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How do you get glued grips off?

The usual technique is to work a long/thin screwdriver into a gap between grip and bar, then spray WD40 into the gap using the plastic tube. Repeat a few times and they usually pop off intact. Also try shooting compressed air into the gap after the WD40.

How do I tighten my motorcycle grips?

The hairspray technique worked like a charm. Just spray a liberal amount inside the grips, then twist them on. Leave them overnight and they should stick on fine.

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