getting grips off

B r e n d a n C a m p b e l l /

does anyone have a secret special method of getting grips off handlebars? usually i cut them off, but i want to re-use these.

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windex. just spray it on and they will slip right off.

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Fishsticks,early /

pull hard, often times they will come off inside out. it also helps to get something inbetween them and the bars as they almost create a vaccuum.

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If you have a compressor, you can blow air into the ends while at the same time pulling them off, It's pretty easy. :)

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Rob @t ATTN! Burrito /

small flathead screwdriver shoved as far as you can without ripping, spray window cleaner in the gap, remove scrwedriver, indian burn the thing off. window cleaner temporarily lubricates, then evaporates without residue.

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This sounds strange but if you use the screwdriver method to pry the corner up and then just spit in there, that seems to work really well.

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Fish tits Krauthamer /

hairspray

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Jimbo Grand Daddy /

A little wisdom.....

If it's stuck and isn't supposed to be, use WD-40.

If it isn't stuck and is supposed to be, use duct tape.

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unbend a coat hanger. dig it under the grip and move it around to get it unstuck. spray a little silicone lube in there or whatever. twist it off. works like a charm.

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the easiest way is to take a little can of compressed air, stick the little red tube under the lip of the grip, and spray air and pull at the same time. makes it a lot easier than you'd expect. a few seconds and they're off.

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) Cupermcnewbster ( /

hairspray, windex, or wd40 all work great.

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any type of lubricant. WD40, PB blaster, windex, whatever. water even works.

stiff grips can be hard, but if they are squishy AT ALL, lube and a little work will get them off in one piece for sure.

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air compressor is the best way.

but if u don't have one, use some wd40 or the like and a large crescent wrench.

adjust and position the wrench behind the flange of the grip then hammer on it with a rubber mallet and knock off the grip... done and done.

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Just use a razorblade.

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just run to walmart and spend $5 on a can of compressed air for dusting keyboards and shit like that. works perfectly, and works great for cleaning carbs too, so its nice to have around

Non-damaging method

If you want a way that dosen't involve cutting, prying which can puncture it, or lubricants which could prevent it from taking a firm hold again.

Remove the bars and put the end with the grip into boiling water for about 20 minutes. The heat will soften the rubber and make it easy to remove but Not damage or distort it. Once you put them on the new bars it will take a very strong grip after it cools.

This will work for the throttle grip as well. While boiling the grip may appear to become paler. This is normal and no harm will come to your grip.

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The colour change is an illusion, it will stay the original colour.

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serisouly.. little can of compressed air. 5 seconds and they're off. works great every time, and it's easy as f*ck

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if it's on the non-throttle side, you can use a 12" adjustable crescent wrench and a hammer.

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1" crescent wrench around the bars and just pull against the grip. The wrench puts pressure around most of the grip and it'll slip right off. Windex can help too, if it's on there really tight.

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slide in a screwdriver and squirt in some carb cleaner, then twist it off.

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I use the red wd-40 straw slid under the grip and it comes right off.

To put grips on I soak the grip and bar with the old tacky as all can be hairspray, not the stretchy stuff..The can I have is from the 90's and its hairnet.

use soapy water & airhose

Squirt soapy water under the grips and twist. Unless they are glued-on that usually works. If they are still being fussy and you have an airhose available, some high-pressure air does the trick.

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