Handlebar Grips

oldschoolbiker

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Can anybody recommend a parts source that sells brown handlebar grips for the left side and a brown throttle twist grip for the right side?

I have a Huffy Cruiser Deluxe model that has brown painted rims and cream balloon tires. Seat is also a 2 tone cream and brown. Black grips just don't look good. Need a retro brown color if possible. Am trying to maintain the vintage look.

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oldschoolbiker

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Hello Gooseneck,

I never thought of looking on Amazon. Many of those styles will be perfect to complete my retro build.

Thanks........much appreciated:)

Kevin
 

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Hey Tom, Those look great, but how did you address the throttle side?

I was thinking maybe getting a set in 1" so you could use the 7/8" on the non-throttle side and the 1" on the throttle side?
Brass,
It was simple. I removed the grip that came on the twist grip throttle and replaced it with the stitched leather one. The grips will come off of the plastic barrel of the throttle just like a handlebar.

Actually those grips are standard equipment on the Nirve Switchblade.

Tom
 

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Brass,
It was simple. I removed the grip that came on the twist grip throttle and replaced it with the stitched leather one. The grips will come off of the plastic barrel of the throttle just like a handlebar.

Actually those grips are standard equipment on the Nirve Switchblade.

Tom
Thanks Tom, I think I wasn't clear... but you may have answered it anyways. :)

What I meant was on typical motorcycle grips...the throttle side has a slightly larger ID than the non-throttle side. Hence bicycle grips have both grips at the same ID size... whereas Motorcycle grips have one at 7/8" and the other at 1" (or thereabouts)... I suppose it can be forced on...and it sounds like that's what you did?

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Thanks Tom, I think I wasn't clear... but you may have answered it anyways. :)

What I meant was on typical motorcycle grips...the throttle side has a slightly larger ID than the non-throttle side. Hence bicycle grips have both grips at the same ID size... whereas Motorcycle grips have one at 7/8" and the other at 1" (or thereabouts)... I suppose it can be forced on...and it sounds like that's what you did?

Thanks,
You're right, Brass. Most grips are soft and pliable enough to fit over the throttle side.

Add a little heat, either from a hair dryer or a soak in hot water and they can be forced on. Some folks use a little WD-40, some dish soap and some just brute force.

Tom
 

oldschoolbiker

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You're right, Brass. Most grips are soft and pliable enough to fit over the throttle side.

Add a little heat, either from a hair dryer or a soak in hot water and they can be forced on. Some folks use a little WD-40, some dish soap and some just brute force.

Tom
A little WD-40 or some Marvel's Mystery Oil will do the trick.
 

Yang07

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There are some tips you should use when Removing Bike Handlebar Grips. First, the use of WD-40 lubricant, which is the most widely used substance for grip removal. You can squirt an ample amount of lubricant onto the grip surface prior to removal. The same with WD-40 lubricant. The use of hairspray is another way to take off handlebar grips. Another method is the compressed air method. You have to place the nozzle under the grip and put the air compressor inside. You can also rely on soap and water. You should place a screwdriver to create a gap against the handlebar, then fill in the gap with soap and water to make the attachment slipper. Besides soapy water, rubbing alcohol can also work wonders. Finally, if your grip is already old and tattered, you can choose to cut the rubber fast.
 
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Yang07

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There are some tips you should use when Removing Bike Handlebar Grips. First, the use of WD-40 lubricant, which is the most widely used substance for grip removal. You can squirt an ample amount of lubricant onto the grip surface prior to removal. The same with WD-40 lubricant. The use of hairspray is another way to take off handlebar grips. Another method is the compressed air method. You have to place the nozzle under the grip and put the air compressor inside. You can also rely on soap and water. You should place a screwdriver to create a gap against the handlebar, then fill in the gap with soap and water to make the attachment slipper. Besides soapy water, rubbing alcohol can also work wonders. Finally, if your grip is already old and tattered, you can choose to cut the rubber fast.
Having a loose and sliding bike grip is a major no-no when biking. It can cause serious road accidents where you lose control of the navigation. So, it is important to have them replaced once you notice the grip wearing out.
 
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