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What type of grip material would be recommended for installing new Magura grips on a 75 R90/6?

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I've always used hair spray,

I've always used hair spray, Aqua Net to be specific. Clean the bars off well, then spray the inside of the grip, and slide it on. Let set overnight.

I've heard of other things...WD-40 is one...bicycle shops may sell some stuff.

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'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2

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Thanks Kurt.

Thanks Kurt.

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Ditto hairspray---a little

Ditto hairspray---a little lubricating moisture that morphs into a reasonable tack. Don't think I'd try WD-40 or similar lubes; you want them to slide on without a lot of force, but don't want them to spin/slide around the handlebar end for very long.

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Thanks Konrad. Used

Thanks Konrad. Used hairspray. The left side went on with a little force. The throttle side took quite a bit of force.

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I recently put new grips on

I recently put new grips on my R69S. After doing my /7 a number of years ago, I thought it would be easy-peasy. Not really. I had new grips from Vech...I also had a new-used throttle tube to replace the one on the bike that didn't have the internal spring. (What a difference in riding and starting that has made, BTW!) I used hair spray and the left side was relatively easy. But the right side kicked my a$&. I confirmed that I had the right parts, but it literally took all of my strength and several hours, plus layers of skin on my hands to get it on. Not really sure what the issue was. I had suggestions for using compressed air on the inboard portion of the grip to lift it so it would slide on. I never tried that but it was such a tight fit, I don't think it would have worked. Plus I have bar end signals, so if the air got under there, it probably would just leak out the signal side.

It's done and I hope I never have to do that again.

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WD-40. I used it for years

WD-40. I used it for years when I was a younger man working as a bicycle mechanic. I've used it on for every grip or footpeg rubber since, and it 'sets up' in no time - maybe 20 minutes. It works really well for getting grips off, too - just pry a small screwdriver in between the grip and the bar, spray away, and they will come right off.

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grips

i find the grips are tight enough and need no adhesive to make them stay on. i stick the air nozzle under the open end of the grip and apply air and slide the grip on. it is like it is transported on air.It works great, never had one come off or slip.

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