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post #1 of 20 Old 05-15-2007, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Removing and reusing grips

The grips on my bike are fine and dandy but I need to remove them for a moment to install my grip heaters and don't want to destroy em.

I've never removed grips before and I'm not sure what I'm doing And not sure how to do it in a way that will keep them from being ruined.

Anyone want to tackle this easy question?

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post #2 of 20 Old 05-15-2007, 08:06 PM
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Grip heaters for summer...

I use an air compressor directed nozzle working it underneath to loosen with a little elbow grease to twist them off. Just did it while installing the bar snake. I used some amazing plastic resin glue to put them back on, so no more reuses.

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Grip heaters for summer...

I use an air compressor directed nozzle working it underneath to loosen with a little elbow grease to twist them off. Just did it while installing the bar snake. I used some amazing plastic resin glue to put them back on, so no more reuses.

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Hold his/her hand over the end of the grip(create a seal) with the bar end removed.
Blow air from the opposite end. Have the prostitute, err... ,err..."friend", pull a little and it will come off in seconds!

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I squirt a few shots of WD-40 up in there and then work a small diameter screw driver around the bar. They'll slide right off.

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I squirt a few shots of WD-40 up in there and then work a small diameter screw driver around the bar. They'll slide right off.
No WD-40 in the house? A little soapy water made from dish detergent works.

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+2 on the air compressor. Use a screwdriver to open up a small spot, shoot compressed air between the grip and handlebar/throttle tube and it will come off with little effort.

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+ 1 on the prostitute

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+3 on the air compressor.

Just use a little heavy hold hairspray no the inside of the grip to re-install. It will slide right on and when the spray dries it is like glue.




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+ 2 on the prostitute

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This thread forked somewhere...air pressure rules!

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+3 on the prostitute

Thanks for the info guys.

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+3 on the prostitute
Blows them off everytime... Can also be used to put them back on.


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+3 on the air compressor.

Just use a little heavy hold hairspray no the inside of the grip to re-install. It will slide right on and when the spray dries it is like glue.


use the air compressor myself!! but how long does hair spray work?? I've had to reglue mine several times, using different types of grip glue and finally settled with i believe it was modeling glue from a friends house while out riding.

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Depends on the hair spray. The best I have found is the aerosol Aqua-Net in the blue can. It's the only one I have found to truly hold the grips in place for any real duration, but nowadays I always safety wire the grips anyway


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+1 to the aqua-net. I used it on my 600RR and it lasted through many trackdays w/out any safety wire.

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Thanks for the followups.

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Don't forget to use this to clean the clip-ons as well... you'll feel refreshed (acocording to LDH)

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A little spray paint will work, too. But make sure it's clear paint

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I was meaning to spray paint my entire bike gold anyways... mmm gold tires...

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post #20 of 20 Old 06-21-2007, 04:27 PM
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Air for sure off and on, watch the psi or you'll blow them up like a ballon. I've always shied away from hairspray since if you get it wet it'll start to spin. Som grips respond well to rubbing alcohol to ease them on and then there's always stuff like Moto-X grip glue.

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