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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-27-2005, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Harris grips came

Along with my Zero Gravity DB windscreen and tank protector.

Was wondering how you guys took off your old grips. Or what is easiest? And............whats the easiest/smoothest way to put the new ones on?

Any help would be appreciated.
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use muscles to get them off

to get the new ones on use some water to help slide it on...that's what i do

check the mechanical area or something. i believe someone wrote something up on how to get old grips off and new ones on.


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I used dish soap on mine to put them on.

razor blade to take them off.
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Ok cool thanks you 2.

I will try it the Mummy way just for the fact I might beable to save my OEM grips.

If it dont work Ill just use Jumps way and trash em. I don't really care about em anyways. But I figure if I can save em why not.

Thanks again fockers.
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it on them to get them off. Good lubrication.

WTF do you want to save them for?
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it on them to get them off. Good lubrication.

WTF do you want to save them for?
Like I said........ I dont NEED them I just figured if I can get them off without ruining them then why not?

If it's going to be a pain in the ass which I just found out 2 seconds ago that it is......... then I will just cut them........... Which I JUST did.

Now for my second question...........

Use Dishsoap to get the new ones on? Yeah that will make it easy to get them on but then are they going to stay put. Or are the grips going to constantly turn everytime I turn the throttle?

Or does the soap dry up in time?

Please explain
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it does dry up in time, but i've had bad luck doing it that way once. that's why i now use just water and muscle.

if worse comes to worse just get stone a plane ticket d own there and he'll muscle them on for you...


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when I did it the soap dried fast....you dont use a ton.

The throttle side will be a pain in the ass....
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You could use KY... it's water soluable. :

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Ok so it took me 2 seconds to get the other one.

Now Im back on the throttle side and wtf...........it's impossible. Not only that its starting to ruin the grip.

It's all because of the throttle.......(That black plastic peice with the lip on the end of it) I can get it over that lip but once I try pushing the grip on it makes the graphics inside the grip fade and get real light and fucked up looking. Like Im ruining it.

The other one slid on and it looks just like it came out of the box. Dark, Rich colors. The other one is starting to piss me off.
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Ok so it took me 2 seconds to get the other one.

Now Im back on the throttle side and wtf...........it's impossible. Not only that its starting to ruin the grip.

It's all because of the throttle.......(That black plastic peice with the lip on the end of it) I can get it over that lip but once I try pushing the grip on it makes the graphics inside the grip fade and get real light and fucked up looking. Like Im ruining it.

The other one slid on and it looks just like it came out of the box. Dark, Rich colors. The other one is starting to piss me off.


hahaha.....i feel for ya....harris grips suck....same thing happened to me when I ordered some....

I called my buddy who owns a bike shop and ran the bike over to him and bought a set of gel motocross grips he had and had him put them on....the harris were fucked by the time I got done trying to put them on myself.

And just exactly like you said......left side perfect, right throttle side, all fucked up!

Sorry to say but you should just go get a different set of grips. And not harris piece of shits!
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Ok so it took me 2 seconds to get the other one.

Now Im back on the throttle side and wtf...........it's impossible. Not only that its starting to ruin the grip.

It's all because of the throttle.......(That black plastic peice with the lip on the end of it) I can get it over that lip but once I try pushing the grip on it makes the graphics inside the grip fade and get real light and fucked up looking. Like Im ruining it.

The other one slid on and it looks just like it came out of the box. Dark, Rich colors. The other one is starting to piss me off.


hahaha.....i feel for ya....harris grips suck....same thing happened to me when I ordered some....

I called my buddy who owns a bike shop and ran the bike over to him and bought a set of gel motocross grips he had and had him put them on....the harris were fucked by the time I got done trying to put them on myself.

And just exactly like you said......left side perfect, right throttle side, all fucked up!

Sorry to say but you should just go get a different set of grips. And not harris piece of shits!
Yup thats messed up man.

Thats all they do to get the graphics in there is use some cheap ass peice of black rubber too put inside the actual grip. Once that black rubber in there is tore away from the inside of the grip it causes the the graphics from the outside to look hazy and white looking.

The whole grips doesnt look like that yet just up to the G in GSX R. maybe a quarter or less of the throttle looks fucked up now.

But I know that as soon as I go to put it on the rest of the way its going to look like that over the hole grips.

Fuck an A
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dude I am so sorry to laugh..... :laugh


I laugh now only becuase I was sooooo pissed when it was happening to me....


just wait till a year from now and you see the next guy post up this story and you will laugh too..

Harris grips :pwnd you...................and me too about two years ago!
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I dont care if you laugh. I think it's rather funny myself.
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Well here is how everything turned out.

Thank you Motrax for the lovely tank protector.



Thank you Zero Gravity for the sweet ass DB windscreen



Thank you Harris for the shitty grips. You can suck my hairy bean bag.




Look at that shiat. :laugh
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If you notice in the first picture..........the grip there turned out very sharp.

Then on this last picture..........well.........yeah. What a joke.

Ah well Im not gonna be upset over a freakin grip. I will just take it as a lesson learned and soon get a different set of grips.

All in all I am very satisfied with the other purchases
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btw, the easiest way to get a grip onto a bike is to use compressed air.

start teh grip onto the bar.
insert an air nozzle into the open end of the grip, squeeze the grip around the nozzle.
let the air rip and slide the grip right onto the bar.....


easy as pie, and any service station garage monkey will prolly let you use the air for free.


btw, this is how professionals do it....... :
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btw, the easiest way to get a grip onto a bike is to use compressed air.

start teh grip onto the bar.
insert an air nozzle into the open end of the grip, squeeze the grip around the nozzle.
let the air rip and slide the grip right onto the bar.....


easy as pie, and any service station garage monkey will prolly let you use the air for free.


btw, this is how professionals do it....... :
Awsome thanks for the tip man. Never thought about that.

Another thing. Can anyone give me the link to the (Harris) site? Or atleast give me a E-mail so I can contact them regarding the grips.

I doubt they will do anything for me but I can atleast try.

Thanks.
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