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Old 09-09-09, 07:25 PM   #1
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New grips and end caps?

This may be a stupid question. I took the grips off of my bike and these grips had a closed end on them. I installed the new grips that had an open end on the bike and the end caps that they supplied didn't seem to fit. I measured my handlebars and they measured 5/8", so I went to the bike shop thinking that I had a smaller diameter handlebar. They sold me (after measuring) 5/8" end plugs for the handlebar. I got home and tried to install these, and they also don't seem to fit. I tried hammering the damn things in, and they still won't go in.

So, my dumb questions are:

1.) How do you install these things??
2.) Do you even use them, and if not, what do you do? Leave an open end on your handlebar exposed?
3.) What is a good grip that is fairly thick with closed ends?

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Old 09-09-09, 07:32 PM   #2
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brand? pics? these things are helpful.
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Old 09-09-09, 07:45 PM   #3
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brand? pics? these things are helpful.
Unfortunately, no pics. The grips are Lizardskin North Shores. They came with plastic plugs that have 3 "fins."
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Old 09-11-09, 12:37 AM   #4
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You should just be able to jam those things in there. If you have a cheap bar with a thick wall it can be a chore. It can be done however. The key is to make sure the plugs are even as they are inserted. If you get them woppy jawed it isn't going to work....
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Old 09-11-09, 08:20 AM   #5
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Nice grips, I just installed a pair of the black North Shores on my bosses bike. They should go in, remember they're meant to be put in and stay in. Keep at it, they'll go in.
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Just whack them in, takes a bit of doing, oh and once there on they wont come off again in a hurry!
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