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    I have decided to replace the bar ends and grips on my '06 ninja.

    The reason for this is that the grips keep slipping down and one bar end is scraped.

    So I've done some searching around, both on here and on the www, but there is just so much variety.
    Just hoping to get some opinions on what to buy/not buy etc so as to narrow my options down.

    Cheers

  • #2
    Go into the bike shop, choose ones you like and install. Don't overthink it. Use hairspray to install the grips and they won't slip.

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    • #3
      buy the ones that give you the biggest boner

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Speed Dealer View Post
        Go into the bike shop, choose ones you like and install. Don't overthink it. Use hairspray to install the grips and they won't slip.
        A technique recommended by renowned Ducati mechanic Vidal Sassoon.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Huggy View Post
          buy the ones that give you the biggest boner
          Surely Frosti is at a half lap by now.

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          • #6
            Yeah I think he is. Will update.
            Bless his cotton socks.

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            • #7
              Was more looking online at some, but I suppose there's some places around Perth that have em too.

              Installation wise I was told to apply methylated spirits, twist on, then as that evaporates they are held in place.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by david.96 View Post
                Was more looking online at some, but I suppose there's some places around Perth that have em too.

                Installation wise I was told to apply methylated spirits, twist on, then as that evaporates they are held in place.
                There's more than one way to skin a cat. Bar ends and grips are so cheap there's really not much cost benefit to buying online, unless you don't have time to get to a shop. Go in and look what they have, feel if the grips are comfortable, feel the weight in the bar ends. Bit hard to do online.

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                • #9
                  Yeah mate, give that a go aye

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                  • #10
                    What's some good places in Perth that sell them? Cullys perhaps?

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                    • #11
                      From armadale?
                      Cannington motorcycles on albany hwy would be closer
                      Or motorcycle masters in kewdale

                      There's a place in kenwick, but ive not been there personally

                      is rocko closer?
                      Note: this may not be the universe where the above is relevant.

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                      • #12
                        Bar ends, grips

                        Originally posted by somebodyelse View Post
                        From armadale?
                        Cannington motorcycles on albany hwy would be closer
                        Or motorcycle masters in kewdale

                        There's a place in kenwick, but ive not been there personally

                        is rocko closer?
                        Cheers mate will check them both out
                        Last edited by david.96; 30-05-2017, 09:16 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Renthal kevlar look like ass, but wear like they are made from stone while remaining super grippy

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                          • #14
                            hairspray works good...... for about 3 weeks, then you are 100km from home or way out in the middle of the bush on a horrible wet day all of a sudden running throttles on both sides. sucks big time

                            glue is the only true answer

                            Oh and pro grip is another good answer

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                            • #15
                              Hairspray works well until you have to ride in the wet.
                              Grip glue. It is cheap. You've already had the pleasure of slipping grips. Why would you subject yourself to the same indignancy again?
                              As for grips, I'm partial to ProGrip dual compound gel grips for the sport bikes, and Oxford heated grips for the touring bikes (which are super glued on). The ProGrips will last about 2 years of daily use, and the Oxfords, I haven't worn out a set yet.
                              If you love your motorcycle, set it free. If it comes back, you probably high-sided.

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