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#1 WHdbJD OFFLINE  

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 09:55 PM

OK, ,,so I'm lookin on HAPCO  and I see they have the rubber grips for the

variator and manual lever. The ones on my 110 and 210 are split and ugly. How are the

old grips removed and the old ones installed?   Just cut 'em off and force the new ones on??


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Cut the old one off. Use a heavy duty silicone as a lubricant, not WD-40. It should slide right on. Have block of wood and a hammer ready just in case.
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Posted April 22, 2013 - 12:13 AM

I believe those are still available from Deere if you want to compare pricing.


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 06:37 AM

The couple of times I've had to take those handles off/on on the Massey tractors, I've carefully used a hair dryer to heat it up. Made the job 300% easier. Just don't get it to hot and melt it
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Posted April 22, 2013 - 07:38 AM

i use brake parts cleaner to get them on it makes the rubber really slippy and they slide right on


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 08:37 AM

Hair dryer off and white lube on makes a good combination

 

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 04:38 AM

Thanks for all the replies!



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 05:10 AM

The way I did my motorcycle grips was with hairspray. The hairspray would provide lubricant to get the grip on then dry and become sticky to keep it on.

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:31 PM

I put all of my new ones on by using vasaline. Just wipe away whatever oozes out with a paper towel.


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 01:54 AM

My dad stands by liquid soap for the very same reason dropped82 mentioned using hairspray. Always seemed to work great for him.


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 03:32 PM

I got enough suggestions here, I can try a different one on each handle grip!



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Posted April 24, 2013 - 03:50 PM

I got enough suggestions here, I can try a different one on each handle grip!

Great idea, don't forget to report back in a year! :D


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 05:16 PM

Great idea, don't forget to report back in a year! :D

 

Sometimes it takes me that long to get even a small project done!



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 11:16 PM

Cut the old ones off. Clean the surface that will be covered by the new ones. Heat the new ones up in boiling water. Lubricate the surface with liquid dish soap and slide the new ones on. They will expan slightly while warm and contract when they cool. The very thin film of soap that remains between the surface and the grip will also dry and become and adhesive.


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Posted May 06, 2013 - 10:08 PM

you can also try lighter fluid and double sided tape 

put the tape on the shaft and put light fluid in the grip and some on the tape - then slide on the grip and wait around 24 hours 

 

that is how I was taught when I work at a Des Moines golf & Country Club in the pro shop






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