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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Kuryakyn ISO grips installing

Hoping to install these used grips tonight that I bought from someone on here.

Do any of you have any tips and or tricks for removal of the stock grips and installation of the new ones. I assume the grip with the little tabs on the open end of the grip goes on the throttle side???

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stock grip removal:
1. cut grip lengthwise with razor knife.
2. peel off grip.
3. clean glue residue with prefered solvent.

note: careful not to slice through throttle tube.
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stock grip removal:
1. cut grip lengthwise with razor knife.
2. peel off grip.
3. clean glue residue with prefered solvent.

note: careful not to slice through throttle tube.
Was hoping to keep the stock grips, in case I need them later or someone on the forum needs a set.

Have read that to remove you can pour lighter fluid (I assume the zippo type, not the cooking type)
between the grip and the chrome to loosen it up.
Have seen that Gorilla Glue is also a good glue to put the replacement ones on with.

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Can also spray WD-40 inside the grip and loosen it up. Another, quick, method is to slip a flat blade screwdriver under the grip, insert a compressed air nozzle, and infleate! Comes right off.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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Can also spray WD-40 inside the grip and loosen it up. Another, quick, method is to slip a flat blade screwdriver under the grip, insert a compressed air nozzle, and infleate! Comes right off.
Have heard that works. I'm just trying to imagine what the throttle side looks like under the grip? Would it hurt to spray WD40 under that side as well?

Also, can I use Gorilla Glue to reinstall?

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I haven't had mine off, but from the pics I've seen of the throttle side, it's just a thin sleeve the grip slips over. Either method should work well on both grips.

I would not use Gorilla glue! If you ever want to get that puppy off, it ain't comin' without a saw or grinder involved. Have heard a lot of folks recommend hair spray. Lubricates to help installation, holds it when it's dry, and isn't too hard to remove.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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I haven't had mine off, but from the pics I've seen of the throttle side, it's just a thin sleeve the grip slips over. Either method should work well on both grips.

I would not use Gorilla glue! If you ever want to get that puppy off, it ain't comin' without a saw or grinder involved. Have heard a lot of folks recommend hair spray. Lubricates to help installation, holds it when it's dry, and isn't too hard to remove.
Have decided not to risk it, and just drop by a cycle shop this afternoon and pick up some grip glue...

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No one wants the stock grips man.....cut them off....

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No one wants the stock grips man.....cut them off....

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But then I won't be able to break out my compressor : )

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razor knife gets my vote too. Once you go Kury, you never go back. I used golf club tape and solvent to install mine. But the grip glue would be your best bet.

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