Scootipedia™ - Grips
Grips vary both in style and feel . Most Grips come with a flange . Some people prefer to remove the flange or to purchase flangless Grips .
Here are some hopefully helpful tips below :-
1. New Grips can be fitted to the Bars using hairspray , this lubricates the Grips whilst fitting them on . The Bars must be very clean or new for this method to work . If you've got dirty Bars , clean them where the Grips go . It's so important not to have any movement in your Grips as any looseness can result in serious injury . We recomend leaving the Grips overnight if they have just been sprayed with hairspray to fit them . ( Some brands of hairspray will come loose if allowed to get wet )
2. Grip Glue . It's the only way to guarantee total control . ( Always give the Grip glue time to cure before use as per manufacturers instruction ).
3. Stainless steel tying wire . Tie the wire around the Grips at both ends and the middle . This is normally applied using a specialized tool . This is the same method as used in Motocross.
Always tie your grips in conjuction with Grip glue .
4. Bar-ends . Make sure you have some . They can stop you damaging yourself or somebody else with the ends of your Bars .
5. Texture and Feel . Some Grips can be made with a very soft feel , soft grips will wear quickly and can be damaged quite easily .
On the other hand some Grips can be Hard to the touch but they will last longer and be harder to damage . The choice is all yours .
Some Pro's replace their Grips before every competition to retain a consistant feel . It's most likely all in your head , but you know its all good ! ( Keeps the focus on the ride ).
All Grips and Bar-ends are consumable items and do not last forever . Grips are not covered in any warranty's .