crashing aint so bad
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: santa barbara, ca.
Bike: 2005 red r6
Re: I wanna grab em...levers and grips
I use the stocker levers and see no issues with them. I have ridden bikes with other levers on them and see nothing that makes me have to have anything expensive?
As for grips I have ran just about every major brand. Recently I have been running the D3's, but am not a fan. I have done all of half a dozen track days and have worn through them. This is the second set with the same results. I like how thick they are but there is no real benefit beyond that. I have a set of used hard compound Renthals that I have had for a couple years. They still look new after 12 plus track days. They grip well, fit great and look good.
Also here is a trick for installing grips without using glue.
1. Remove old grip and clean bar really well with brake clean.
2. Spray inside of new grip with brake clean. Be sure of full coverage of brake clean.
3. Very quickly slide the grip onto the bar and align it as desired. Work the grip into place and massage the excess brake clean out.
After several minutes the brake clean will evaporate and the grip will lock into place. It will not budge. If it does get loose you can carefully ( using a nozzle tube ) spray more brake clean between the grip and the bar to lock it back down. I have been doing this for years and it works great. Never had a grip make a run on me. Removal of the grip is the same. Spray brake clean under the grip and work it off the bar.