Grips

Ask ScooterDad: I have Root Industry grips. They are very soft but cause some serious blisters. Is there a reason why and what grips should I get if these grips still give blisters.

Submitter's Name: 
Noah Williams
Submitter's Location: 
Queensland
Answer: 

If they are too soft, they may be cause your hands to slip around on the bars causing blisters. Try some ODI Longneck Softies. Most kids love the ODI Longneck grip and the Softy version has a softer feel to it.

Ask ScooterDad: My son has an MGP scooter. We tried to replace the grips but had great difficulty removing the end caps on the bars. Are they screwed in? Any suggestions on removing them would be appreciated

Submitter's Name: 
Bob
Submitter's Location: 
El Dorado hills CA
Answer: 

Most bar ends are just pushed in. Some do have expanding metal sections with a bold down the middle. If your bar ends are metal and they have a bolt in the end, you'll need to loosen that bolt to remove them. If they are just plastic without a bolt, grab them with some large adjustable pliers, like channel lock pliers, and try to pull them out.

Installing Scooter Grips Easily with an Air Compressor

Installing Scooter Grips Easily with an Air Compressor

Believe it or not, this is the 3rd set of bars these pink grips have been on. Using the air compressor technique, I've been able to easily move them without damaging the grips.

If you haven't installed a thousand pairs of scooter grips yet, don't worry...you will.

Grips are usually one of the last things added to a scooter during a built and since they are a relatively minor part, it's really frustrating to scooter kids when they have to wait for grips to dry. Traditional methods for installing grips involve using some kind of relatively quick drying lubricant to allow the grips to slip on to the bars. I have typically used a light mixture of dish washing soap and water, mostly water, to install grips. Windex can also work and I've heard of people using spray paint as well because it dries sticky and acts like glue to a certain extent. I would personally avoid spray paint because of the PAINT aspect of it, which can ruin the finish on your bars and over-spray on to anything around you. It's messy and unnecessarily mars your parts.

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