Factory Tech Tip: How to Replace Grips
Have you ever wondered how a factory mechanic would do a number of bike maintenance tasks? Well, wonder no longer. We have teamed up with former factory mechanic Scott Adkins of Pro SX MX Tech to show you exactly how the professional teams in the pits of Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross go about taking care of their rides.
Scotty's got credentials, too; he's worked as a mechanic on both series for 12 years and wrenched with some top talent like Nick Wey, Ryan Sipes, Jeremy Martin, and Christophe Pourcel, to name a few. So sit back, relax, and in this installment you'll learn how to properly remove and install a new set of grips.
Steps at a glance:
Remove the old safety wire and old grip.
Cut the old grip to remove.
Clean off throttle tube and housing.
Glue the throttle tube/bar where needed.
Glue inside of grip.
Spray a little bit of contact cleaner in grip.
Squeeze all the air out of the grip as you slide it on. Do not poke holes in the end of the grip.
When installing safety wire use two rotations around the grip and twist and then cut at the bottom.
Bend the tab that's sticking out down and into the grip. Repeat on second safety wire install.
Wipe off any excess glue. Done!
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