Replacing the grips on your scooter is not a task that you run into very often, but it will be something that needs to be done from time to time. Knowing how to replace your grips quickly and efficiently will help you get back to riding your scooter faster, which is what we all want to do, isn’t it? For those of you out there who have an air compressor, this may not apply to you, but for everyone else, here is Pro Scooter Shop's simple and effective way to replace the grips on your scooter.
The first step to replacing your scooter grips is getting the old ones off. If you are not planning to reuse the grips again then this task is very easy. All you have to do is cut the grips off with a pair of scissors or a knife. It is important to be very careful when doing this and if you are under the age of 18 than you should be doing it with parental supervision. However, if you are looking to save the grips for another scooter or another time, than the key is to get a bottle of hairspray, peel the grips back, and spray underneath them. This lubricates the bars and grips so that they can easily slide off. You will have now successfully removed the old scooter grips, while preserving them for later use.
Once you have removed your old grips, the next step is to put the new ones on. When doing this, the first thing you want to do is thoroughly lubricate the inside of the new grips, as well as the top of the scooter bars, using the hairspray. From there, you want to quickly slide both grips onto the bars and position them exactly the way that you want them. This is important because once the hairspray starts to dry, it will be very difficult to move your new grips into the position that you want them in. Once the new grips have been installed, you want to let them sit for 20 minutes so that the hair spray can dry and the grips can settle in to their new home. After that you are ready to ride.
For more effective results, replacing your scooter grips at night, right before you go to bed, will allow the grips to sit and dry for a much longer period of time and guarantee no motto grip. Next time you are replacing the grips on your scooter, give this a try if you have never done it and see if it helps. Also, spread the word to your scooter buddies too!