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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-27-2012, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Grip Covers for your stock Grips

Wow this really turned out great. After 3 years my stock foam rubber on my grips is showing ware and moving around a bit. I don't have the money to replace them with Avon's or equivalent right now. So I got to looking around and found that "Grab On" brand makes a grip cover that slides over your existing grips. So I decided to try it since it was only $10. What a great fix, it does make your overall grip diameter larger by about one quarter of an inch. It so happens that I like it being a bigger grip. For those of you that might be interested you will need to order # MC401 on the Internet because it fits our Vulcan 4 1/4 inch grips. I got mine it Amazon.com for $10. Here is a picture of the package. If you have any questions just asked me.



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Looks like Grip Puppies! I have been using them on bikes for years. Very comfortable and when they wear out, replacement is cheap. Good find!

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you will need to order # MC401 on the Internet because it fits our Vulcan 4 1/4 inch grips.
Been using them for years on every bike I own.

The larger and longer ones fit better on the 900; just put a set on a couple of days ago.

Many dealers have them in stock; first set I got was from a Harley dealer.
About $13 a set retail.

Hint: Do NOT put grip cement on with those. It weakens the foam and makes a huge mess. I will be cutting one off of my S50 for replacement in a few weeks.
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Been using them for years on every bike I own.

The larger and longer ones fit better on the 900; just put a set on a couple of days ago.

Many dealers have them in stock; first set I got was from a Harley dealer.
About $13 a set retail.

Hint: Do NOT put grip cement on with those. It weakens the foam and makes a huge mess. I will be cutting one off of my S50 for replacement in a few weeks.
Yeah the instructions say to use hair spray but I just couldn't take that chance. It was hard enough just to start it on plain to see how tight it was going to be. So I chose to use a chemical that evaporates quickly and it worked very well. So it's looks like a good alternative to refurbish the grips without buying new ones.


2009 Vulcan Voyager ABS/ my "Blue Goose"
BIG 3 = PCV w/ Ign/Cobra Slip-ons/Thunder Air Kit
Kuryakyn "Longhorn Offset Highway Pegs"
Air Hawk2 seat cusion/Remote Control for house
National Cycle Fender Tips//Utopia Back Rest
Gorilla Alarm/Strebel Air Horn/14 in. Dark Shield
Kaw Rear Speakers/Galfer Break Pads
Garmin GPS, RAM mounted on break reservoir
Chrome Mug Holder/Extra Chrome/Wrapped Pipes
Flags and Mounts from "Rumbling Pride"
Dunlop SP5000 Car Tire /AMSOIL & Filter
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David, I use my air compressor and just start the grip, then insert the air nozzle and squeeze the grip around it. When I pull the trigger, the grip balloons and slides on easily. Might try that next time if you have a compressor handy.

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Wow, what a brilliant idea!
I just can't understand why they would recomend hair spray. That would set up almost instantely.


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BIG 3 = PCV w/ Ign/Cobra Slip-ons/Thunder Air Kit
Kuryakyn "Longhorn Offset Highway Pegs"
Air Hawk2 seat cusion/Remote Control for house
National Cycle Fender Tips//Utopia Back Rest
Gorilla Alarm/Strebel Air Horn/14 in. Dark Shield
Kaw Rear Speakers/Galfer Break Pads
Garmin GPS, RAM mounted on break reservoir
Chrome Mug Holder/Extra Chrome/Wrapped Pipes
Flags and Mounts from "Rumbling Pride"
Dunlop SP5000 Car Tire /AMSOIL & Filter

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Yeah the instructions say to use hair spray but I just couldn't take that chance.
I use just a tiny bit of liquid soap.
It dries slower than hairspray but isn't quite as sticky.
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Use Windex it is slippery and then goes away when it dries. Also I have been using air assist for many years....

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Yeah, I can see windex working.


2009 Vulcan Voyager ABS/ my "Blue Goose"
BIG 3 = PCV w/ Ign/Cobra Slip-ons/Thunder Air Kit
Kuryakyn "Longhorn Offset Highway Pegs"
Air Hawk2 seat cusion/Remote Control for house
National Cycle Fender Tips//Utopia Back Rest
Gorilla Alarm/Strebel Air Horn/14 in. Dark Shield
Kaw Rear Speakers/Galfer Break Pads
Garmin GPS, RAM mounted on break reservoir
Chrome Mug Holder/Extra Chrome/Wrapped Pipes
Flags and Mounts from "Rumbling Pride"
Dunlop SP5000 Car Tire /AMSOIL & Filter
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Hairspray works great. I roadrace and we use only hairspray. Never moves and it will give you enough time to get the grip where you want it.
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