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post #1 of 12 Old 05-07-2008, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Stock Grip Removal

Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m an idiot. I’ve tried the search function. But I can’t figure out how to do a search for multiple words like, “Handgrip Removal”.

So…how do you remove the stock grips without using an air compressor? I want to install a Symtec grip heated kit… which I also don’t know how to do.

Would Hot Grips be a better option?
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post #2 of 12 Old 05-07-2008, 12:51 PM
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If you are not going to use the stock grips again, just cut them down the middle lengthwise with a box cutter and peel them of.
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post #3 of 12 Old 05-07-2008, 01:25 PM
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Slip a long thin screwdriver under the grip all the way to the other end. Pull the screwdriver up a little and squirt some WD40 under the grip. Pull the screwdriver around the handlebar and slide the grip off. You can put it back on the same way and the glue will reset when it dries.

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There is a ridge all the way around the end of the throttle tube. Make sure to pry up the end enough to pass over it.

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I just took the grips off my 650 yesterday. On the clutch side I slid a thin screwdriver under the grip and then rotated it completely around the bar. This separated the glue from the grip and I was able to twist the grip off pretty easy. On the throttle side I first pulled the grip off off the inboard flange and then slid the same the screwdriver under the grip, pryed up a little and sprayed WD40 under the grip. It slid right off without difficulty. The ridge on the end of the throttle tube wasn't a probem once the WD 40 lubed things up. Just remember to remove the grip from that inner flange on the throttle side or you'll have problems. The whole process is about 10 minutes at most.

By the way, I pulled mine off to install the symtecs.

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A thin air nozzle works wonders for removing and installing grips. Just blow air under the grip and with a little fiddling they come right off.
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I don’t think I can produce enough wind to remove grips.
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post #8 of 12 Old 05-21-2008, 12:04 PM
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...So…how do you remove the stock grips without using an air compressor?...
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A thin air nozzle works wonders for removing and installing grips. Just blow air under the grip and with a little fiddling they come right off.
hmmmmmmmm.

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post #10 of 12 Old 05-22-2008, 09:33 AM
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Oops. Reading isn't my strong point.
Don't be too hard on yourself, Johntm. After all, every man should own an air compressor. Someone had a quote from their father or grandfather that said, "you can't run a household without compressed air."

I agree.

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