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Old 04-28-2008, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default Installing new grips with hairspray

Ive read a few places that you can use hairspray to install your new grips. Im wondering if later down the road you've experienced slipping or any negative side effects from using hairspray (for those who have used it).
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:36 PM   #2
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Worked like a charm for me. No problems at all.
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:40 PM   #3
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:53 PM   #4
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the idea is it goes on slippy but dries up later and is not so slippy. i've never had issues slipping grips on without any lube, but i have the magic touch
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I've used this for years on my bmx bikes, works great. I never had a problem, and will be using it shortly when my new grips arive.
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Thanks for all the replies. Its much appreciated. Now i can go into my new mod without any worries...well almost no worries
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Not sure if you're referring to the How To I made a while ago, but I have not had any problems with using hairspray - I actually only used it on the non-throttle side since the throttle sheath is notched.

In theory, a problem could arise if you ride in the rain (or otherwise get water under the grip) since it would re-liquify the hairspray and cause it to slip. However, I've ridden in the raid a few times and water never got in there, so...
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Not sure if you're referring to the How To I made a while ago, but I have not had any problems with using hairspray - I actually only used it on the non-throttle side since the throttle sheath is notched.

In theory, a problem could arise if you ride in the rain (or otherwise get water under the grip) since it would re-liquify the hairspray and cause it to slip. However, I've ridden in the raid a few times and water never got in there, so...
Your how to was where i originally got the idea (im going to use it this weekend btw). Thanks for the heads up about the rain. Just to clarify, you didnt use hairspray on the throttle side, and youve never had any problems with it?
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Your how to was where i originally got the idea (im going to use it this weekend btw). Thanks for the heads up about the rain. Just to clarify, you didnt use hairspray on the throttle side, and youve never had any problems with it?
I used hairspary on both grips on my bike. Never slipped at all. I rode in rain and fog and whateva. Never a problem. Just do it. Its a nice mod
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:04 PM   #10
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Just to clarify, you didn't use hairspray on the throttle side, and you've never had any problems with it?
On the non-throttle side, I used hairspray so that it wouldn't spin, and so far everything is ok

On the throttle side, I did not use hairspray because there was no adhesive of any sort when I took the original grip off - so I left it the same. So far, I have not had any problems - except 1 very minor (really minor) annoyance: Over the course of riding (months), the grip tends to slide ever-so-slightly down towards the bar end (probably due to the engine vibrations). This was not a problem on the stock grip because it had extra rubber material that went over the large circular ridge next to the control pod, preventing the grip from shifting left/right (the new grips just butt up against the ridge).

As I said, this is very minor - but if you're hardcore, I think they make special grip glue that will not liquify in water that's safe to use on the throttle sheath.

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