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post #1 of 13 Old 11-12-2010, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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How to remove OEM heated grips without damaging them

I just got some new handlebars (MSR ATV Low Carbon Steel) and want to install them. I have OEM heated grips on the stock bars. What is the best way to get the one on the clutch side off without damaging the elements. I want to install the OEM heated grips on the new bars. Tips, tricks and guidance would be very much appreciated!

Are the heating elements made into the interior of the OEM grips are are the elements on the interior surface?

In the past when I have removed grips, I have stuck a very thin screwdriver in between the grip and the bar and used brake fluid cleaner to loosen the glue. Would that approach be safe to use with the heated grip on the clutch side?

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Not sure about loosening the glue, but the air compressor has always been my friend for removing grips. Give it a shot.

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Go ahead and damage them taking them off, they are junk anyways.

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Skinny flat screwdriver and WD 40 with a spritzen tuben.

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I would heat them up real good then give em a twist.

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OEM heated grips vrs throttle lock (cruise mechanical type).

Anybody know what throttle lock would work best?

I currently have a 'crampbuster' on but have not used it yet. Too much snow and ice yet.

Also am curious what is objectionable about the OEM heated grips?
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OEM Heated Grips

My OEM heated grips work just fine. The only objection I have to them is they cost so much. They were on my bike when I bought it. Had they not been, I would not have paid the premium for them over cheaper alternatives that are probably just as good.

I'll be curious to hear what people suggest as a good throttle lock.
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Skinny flat screwdriver and WD 40 with a spritzen tuben.
+1. Never got the air thing to work. You can easily clean the grips with soap/water/clean rag and the WD comes right off.
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Skinny flat screwdriver and WD 40 with a spritzen tuben.

This is the method that I've used numerous times with a long skinny screwdriver....WD-40 is harmless and easy to clean up.

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Also am curious what is objectionable about the OEM heated grips?
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