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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Removing Grips

Before I break something, has anyone tried to remove NON-Stock grips? If so how? (Heat gun maybe?) Aren't they glued on with some kind of wonder glue?

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What kind of grips?
The left grip is just on metal should no be to hard to do.
Now the interesting one, The right side is on plastic composit for the throttle.
When I puit mine on I did not use glue on the right side, It was such a tight fit was hard to get on and hasent moved in 2 years.
You could try to remove the clutch bracket and get to the inside of the grip with a small screwdriver.
You could also remove the plastic from the throttle and do it on a bench ot on the bike.

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If you have an air compressor, sometimes getting the air nozzle just under
the grip and giving it a good blast will get them off.

Another, more destuctive method, is to just cut them off.


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I think I would try heat first (hair dryer), and then if there's any room to squeeze in there, a blast of a silicon lubricant or like substance.

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Cool

I lift the edge of the grip and just spray a littlle carb cleaner in the edge I lifted let it set a second or three and the grips just slide right off..................
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What do u mean NON STOCK?

What material are they made of?

more info required please.
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Non-Stock = Didn't Come from the Factory, They are metal with Black strips on them.

They have road rash on them from the laydown. I didn't want to break anything tryng to replace them........

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Non-Stock = Didn't Come from the Factory, They are metal with Black strips on them.

They have road rash on them from the laydown. I didn't want to break anything tryng to replace them........
If you can remove the controls from each of the grips, you can probably pop 'em with a hammer or something, unless you're trying to save them (although from your comment about the road rash, seems like they should go). I can't imagine the handlebar would break if you tapped 'em gently.

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To get the left grip off use a pipe wrench and screw them off. As for the Right grip you probably will need to replace the THROTTLE GRIP-ASSY as the tabs on the current one were already cut off. and the odds of getting the new grip off are slim to none.

here is the bike bandit part 597049-001 its the control tube and oem rubber grip. 21.16 for the part. As i see it worth every penny as its not worth the frustration and anger at trying to get the tube out of the old grip.

Just cut the rubber grip off and the tabs and ridges and cram the new grip on before you put it back on the bike.

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They are metal with Black strips on them.
Ohhh, well that would make it tough to just cut them off then. I was thinking aftermarket rubber grips.


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