Replacing grip tips….

i wanna replace the grips on my 1977 Safari, 95% sure they are the stock ones so I'm guessing the only way to get them off is too cut them…..anyone know if they are 9/16 or 7/8…..any thoughts would be greatly appreciated !

Re: Replacing grip tips….

Patrick Keaton /

You put your fingers of each hand around the edge of the grip and pull it off.

You do not twist the grip to remove it.You have to keep the handle bars stationary when doing this.The grip should come off all of a sudden when you are pulling hard enough.

Re: Replacing grip tips….

Compressed air works good for helping to get them off. I blow them off with compressed air all the time. Then hairspray to slide, and kind of glue the new ones on.

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hmmm ill see what i can do when the new ones come, they seem really on there haha

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if you are replacing them, and plan on tossing the old ones, just use a razor blade and slice em off.

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i mean i don't wanna re use them but they are OG from 77 so i was gonna keep them just to become a hoarder hahaha but i most likely will end up cutting them

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I've always had good luck with heat to help them slide on and off, not too much or you'll melt them though. I was able to donate my old grips to a friend with no money this way.

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mine aren't worth donating, they tear up your hands like a mofo

Re: Replacing grip tips….

Brent Bublitz /

If you have a can of brakekleen, work the straw under the edge with the help of a small screwdriver and hit it with a very small shot. Grips come right off and the cleaner just evaporates. Saved a ton of grips from the knife this way

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I just changed the grips on my Malagutti Saturday. At our shop we cut them off if they are not being saved, or if they are really glued on. I saved the my grips. I took a small thin screw driver and carefully slid it under the grip as far as I dared, without over stretching the grip or splitting it. A small squirt of wd40 or similar beside the screw driver, pull it out and easily twist the grips off.

If there are holes in the end of the grips, get a second person to hold a rag on one end of the bars to block the hole as much as possible. Blow in to the other grip with compressed air and it inflates some so you can slide it off. If your blowjob (air nozzle) doesn't fit tightly, wrap a rag around that also. Switch sides and pull the other one off.

I used 7/8" grips but the throttle tube is very large and it was a big stretch to get that side on. Hair spray works very well to lube the grip, and sets up like a light glue. If the grip is difficult to get on or hair spray can't be used, air is the answer again. This time blow under the grip from the inside edge and it will inflate it a bit and allow it to slide on. A small metal tipped air nozzle is best because you can force it under the grip a little.

Make sure your grips are secured to the bars, nothin like a 5th gear wheelie on your dirt bike and a grip slides off because water got under it.

Pete

Re: Replacing grip tips….

Brent Bublitz /

Hair spray and WD40 leave residue, that's why I use Brakleen. That shit is magical. Works for assembly as well, a little down the tube and things slide right on. Evaporates, no sticky crud.

Re: Replacing grip tips….

Thanks guys!

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