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Old 01-28-07, 08:30 PM
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bar end installation help!

hey guys..this question is really nooby, but bear with me ok

i bought new carbon bar ends a few days ago and when i bought it the guy asked if i knew how to install them, and i replied, yeah, no problem. i mean how hard could it be?

and when i went home, i realized that when i unscrewed the bolt on the bar end, you couldnt enlarge the gap (where it slides onto the bar) and the grip of the bar is in the way too.


what do i do?

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Old 01-28-07, 09:03 PM
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Well you have a couple options as to getting the grip out of the way.
If your grips don't cover the end of your bars, you can simply loosen the shifters and brake levers and slide everything inward enough to place the bar ends on the bars. You shouldn't have problems getting the bar ends on the bar as long as nothing else in the way.

If your grips wrap around the end of the bar, then you can do some cutting to get them to just slide further on the bar.
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Old 01-28-07, 09:28 PM
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hmmmm,

yeah because my grips go cover the whole bar including the ends.

so ill have to cut the grip? :/ stanely knife?
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Old 01-28-07, 09:34 PM
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i would try and take the grips off first, so you don't damage your bar. but yea, just mark the spot and Xacto it
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^ what he said
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Old 01-29-07, 02:56 AM
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arghhh, its so hard to take off the grips...
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Originally Posted by kakashisen77
arghhh, its so hard to take off the grips...
Get a letter opener and wedge the plastic so it comes off so that you can slide the grips off without damaging your bars.
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Old 01-29-07, 03:03 AM
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Originally Posted by kakashisen77
arghhh, its so hard to take off the grips...
If you have access to a air compressor just shoot some air under it and it'll slide right off.

If not use some water as lube, especially when putting them back on.
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thanks guys!!
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Originally Posted by wethepeople
If you have access to a air compressor just shoot some air under it and it'll slide right off.

If not use some water as lube, especially when putting them back on.
I agree about the air compressor, I've got one and its great apart from scraping the bars abit but yeh. but nah I wouldn't use water to put the grips on, it works but something like hairspray works better for lube + it drys sticky so the grips dont slip down the bars.
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Old 01-30-07, 03:39 AM
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Ya, I thought about saying hairspray after I made the post, but I didnt feel like editing. Also, how do you scratch the bars with a compressor? I never leave a mark with mine.


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yeah I tried hairspray for the first time the other day, and it actually works sweet.
I dont know, my grips were *****es to get off and i really had to cram the head in their but still... + I usually don't care about stuff like that but i just repainted the bars on my bmx and i didnt want to use the compressor because the paint hadn't completely hardened so I still think its better to be safe then sorry and use hair spray.
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Never had a problem with my compressor taking them on or off.

And I never get problems with throttle grip either except at the very end of the grip.
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well once when i was taking my grips off with the compressor, the grip bubbled and i couldn't get the head of the compressor under the grip without adding more air to the bubble so I had to use a tiny flathead screwdriver to let the air out and now that I think about it thats probably what scratched my bars......
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