Replacement GRIPS for Quick 36 or 44 mowers . . .?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Exact Rototilling, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    What kind & type of replacement grips work the best? Proper clearance for levers etc. ?
     
  2. gavin478

    gavin478 LawnSite Member
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    I've heard of people going to sports shops and getting bicycle grips for it that worked really well.
     
  3. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah...i had a problem with the factory grips slipping off while cutting....tried bike grips....but I could not get those to work properly....so i went back with the originals and crazy glued them on.
     
  4. luckydooley

    luckydooley LawnSite Senior Member
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    I tried hairspray twice, didn't work. The I glued them on with gorilla glue, they have not come off yet, but I've only used it for a few hours since gorilla gluing them. I think its going to work though.
     
  5. bill8379

    bill8379 LawnSite Senior Member
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    For a company with such legendary customer service I wonder why they haven't addressed this problem which has been around longer then the Quick 32...
     
  6. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    My q_36 has a total of 19 hours on it so far, and I haven't had that problem !!
     
  7. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks for the input. Might try the glue.

    I really would like to rig up some better grips though - I'll keep my eyes peeled for bike / motorcycle grips etc.

    I really think a variable density softer on the outside firmer towards the middle grip would work best.

    Anyhow I tried the mower out for roughly 15 minutes this last weekend - it's about what I expected however it was more wheelie prone than I thought it would be. That really helps since I have a lower profile enclosed trailer [thus a shorter ramp] that basically requires tipping the mower back, for clearance. I will post a review in about a month or so on the mower. I will be switching over to gator blades tomorrow for cleanup - post de-thatching jobs so I can reduce bagging volume. I need a bit more time on the sulky to master the turns. Turns with out the sulky are super easy.

    The ice on the lake just broke up this last weekend. :laugh:
     
  8. Howard Roark

    Howard Roark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    X-Games BMX grips from walmart with hairspray. You just need to cut one small notch for your throttle lever. They screw into the handle bar on the ends which helps with any slippage, which we've had none.
     
  9. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    I replaced mine with some bmx grips from Giant brand...around $8. They are made for 7/8" tubing and the Q32 tubing is 1"...but with some rubbing alcohol they slid right on. I let them dry overnight and haven't had ANY problems since. I think I'll try cutting a notch in the right one in case they are limiting my top speed.

    Bill8379, your disdain for BOP/Quick mowers gets more & more amusing...:laugh:
     

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