Hand Grips & Hairspray..

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Hand Grips & Hairspray..

Post by WIGHTDIAMOND » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:45 pm

Not sure if this has ever been posted before. I'm sure the experienced old timers and those who are bikers will know this trick but in case newbies struggle I thought I'd post a tip:

If you decide to some day replace the foam hand grip on your detector you might notice that it's all but impossible to slide into place. Spray the handle/shaft with hairspray first and the grip slides smoothly and easily into place without stretching or deforming. Then let it sit over night and the hairspray will set like glue and hold it perfectly in place. If you ever need to replace that one the now dry hairspray is easy to wipe off. I learnt this trick from installing new grips on my motorbikes and it works like a charm.

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Re: Hand Grips & Hairspray..

Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:48 pm

Good tip ::g

So good in fact that I’ve moved it to the Tips and DIY section ;)
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Re: Hand Grips & Hairspray..

Post by thefiggis » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:10 pm

Never heard of that but it's a cracking tip and thanks for sharing it.

Mind you, it does make me wonder what hairspray actually does to the old barnet.
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Post by WIGHTDIAMOND » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:17 pm

You're very welcome. The grip on my newly acquired Ace had seen better days so was time for a new one. They actually sell identical foam grips to these for motorcycles. I had a set once on an old Harley.

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Re: Hand Grips & Hairspray..

Post by sweepstick47 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:36 pm

As said, that's a very useful tip and one to remember ::g

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Post by Macroman » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:03 pm

Great tip..thanks for that👍 Good hunting ::g

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Re: Hand Grips & Hairspray..

Post by fred » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:11 pm

thefiggis wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:10 pm
Never heard of that but it's a cracking tip and thanks for sharing it.

Mind you, it does make me wonder what hairspray actually does to the old barnet.
These days it just runs quickly off and forms small puddles! :D
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Re: Hand Grips & Hairspray..

Post by IWmunt » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:02 am

I take it you used/do cycle? Great tip 😀

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