Hello, Thinking of getting some loverly grippers for me k7 thou, Not having used any before I would appreciate some advice on which version to go for. What has experience taught you horrible lot? Hards, softs or mediums and do the light ones get mucky looking etc?
So, got the old grips off easy. Installed the left grip easy using some hairspray and it is stuck tight. The throttle on the other hand looks like it doesn’t fit to well as the original had a lip that clipped over a pronounced ridge near the switches. The replacement does not have this and will only sit to one side. Looks a bit funny. Is this normal? It is also twisting a bit and hasn’t stuck real well.
A trick I used when changing the throttle one over was to cut the missing part that butts up against the switch-gear from the original grip and re-install it on the throttle tube. If you cut the Renthal grip with a Stanley knife or similar to make the two mate, they look the part, unless you went for the soft one, which I find is too soft and wears out too quickly.
Another good method for installation is, wrap a piece of gaffer tape around the handle bar then pour some petrol on the inside of the grip, quickly slide the grip into position before the petrol evaporates. Works a treat