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Old Mar 19th 2013, 09:47 AM   #1
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To Safety wire or Not?

Im from the old school and I currently use safety wire on all of my grips, but I am thinking of not using it on the new grips i just bought (Pro Grips). The Bike just looks so clean to have safety wire on the grips.

I just wanted to get an opinion from the forum if you use safety wire the grips or not. If not what grip glue do you use and how does it hold up? Do you trust it while leaning over. I know there is a lot of new grip glue out there but I really never dove into that area before. Looking for opinions and advices. Thanks
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Old Mar 19th 2013, 10:27 AM   #2
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I always safety-wire. The ProGrip 717's have a groove for the safety wire built in so you can do it pretty clean where the wire is not very noticeable. I don't like the mess from grip glue, especially if you change your grips often, which I do at least once a year.
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Old Mar 19th 2013, 11:06 AM   #3
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I would. As soon as I put my new grips on I'm gonna wire them down.

+1 on the 717s. Those are the ones I just got
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Old Mar 19th 2013, 02:28 PM   #4
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I never use safety wire on the grips. Clean the grips and clip on with fx. Brakecleaner, and put them on wet. Never had any issues
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Old Mar 19th 2013, 02:33 PM   #5
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No grip glue. Just as Bowhunter says - Use brake cleaner and slide 'em on. Wait 5 mins and you're done.

For racing, I would usually also safety wire the grip - especially throttle side. But for street? No.
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Old Mar 19th 2013, 02:57 PM   #6
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I always safety wire my grips, though no real need for it. Mainly do it as I'm always looking for something to work on when Im not riding it.
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Old Mar 20th 2013, 09:41 AM   #7
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I'd love to see a "how to" with pictures on this.
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Old Mar 20th 2013, 10:24 AM   #8
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here's a vid,
fyi, most of the guys that safety wire the grips tend to do it approx 1/2" from each end of the grip.

Proper way to safetywire motorcycle grips - Robert Haas - YouTube

just need safety wire and safety wire pliers.

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Old Mar 20th 2013, 02:35 PM   #9
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I'm with Charlie on this one....I always wire the throttle grip, and wire both grips for my race bikes. I haven't glued a grip in over thirty years, and that was actually hairspray in lieu of actual grip glue.
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