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removing handlebar grip - how?
« on: December 18, 2007, 11:54:55 pm »
I swapped out the handlebars on my CB500 tonight. It was a wrestling match at times but I got it done....almost.

How do I remove the left hand grip? With a blow dryer?  ???

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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 12:32:56 am »
razor blade ;D

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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 12:57:08 am »
pour boiling water over it...then use a towel to grab it and twist it off....simple......... :)

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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 04:10:04 am »
Great! Next, installing it on the new bars. What kind of glue do I use?

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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 04:12:56 am »
In my case glue wasn't needed.
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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 04:28:00 am »
What kind of glue do I use?



An old trick is to use your wifes hair spray. Lubes it up going on, dries hard enough to keep it there but you can still get it off if need be.
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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2007, 05:59:42 am »
My method for taking off, was to poke with long, thin screwdriver, and while screwdriver was in, spray some WD40 in, and start twisting. It will be off under a minute.
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2007, 10:22:28 am »
blowtorch and swiss cheese
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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2007, 02:01:38 pm »
...or stick the air line in the right hand side of the bars ..shoots the left grip right off..
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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2007, 02:05:35 pm »
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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2007, 10:31:23 am »
Take a knife, slit the old grip sideways/longways, peel it off. Buy new grips. Get on with your life.

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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2007, 10:41:11 am »
The WD40 trick works.  Just stick the straw under there and squirt some in.
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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2007, 09:25:54 pm »
wd 40 if not cleaned up will let your grip slip.

Off- skinny long flat screwdriver under grip, shot of AquaNet (blue can) hair spray and some twisting will get off your grip and leave it intact. If ya don't want to keep the grip, just cut it off.

On- spray inside grip with AquaNet and slide on. That sucker won't move again after about 15 miniutes, so get it straight when you put it on.

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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2007, 11:22:29 am »
spray paint works well also to install new grips.

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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2010, 08:08:16 am »
I used rubbing alcohol, poured it in the grip, slid it on and it evaporates.  It cleans the inside of the grip and so my grips have been sticky and stayed put ever since.

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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2010, 11:20:16 am »
ALCOHOL IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT (oops caps lock) in hair spray, so same effect.
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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2010, 11:38:38 am »
ALCOHOL IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT (oops caps lock) in hair spray, so same effect.

Same effect, plus extra stickiness. :)  I'm a big fan of Aqua-net, too.  I wonder if there's money in buying a bunch of cheap, generic hairspray and re-labeling and marketing it as grip adhesive? ;D

A good method for removing grips that are stuck on with hairspray is using an air compressor with the ball-inflator needle.  Just slide the needle under the edge and inflate.  It pops the grip right off and will even shoot it across the garage if you're not ready to catch it.

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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2010, 10:47:54 pm »
Razor knife to remove.

Think I used a little gasoline last time I installed grips.

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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2010, 07:40:52 am »
Take a knife, slit the old grip sideways/longways, peel it off. Buy new grips. Get on with your life.

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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2010, 10:44:57 am »
For an "Honest Prick" I'd have thought you could call me a cheap bastard  ;D
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« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2010, 11:01:28 am »
For an "Honest Prick" I'd have thought you could call me a cheap bastard  ;D

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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2010, 07:47:52 am »
I cut my old ones off.

I used Carb Cleaner to get them back on. You have to go fast! It'll melt the rubber ever so slightly, which helps because they don't move at all now!

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« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2010, 03:57:54 pm »
For heated grips you would have to use high temp rtv. For regular the hairspray works great.

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Re: removing handlebar grip - how?
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2010, 11:21:35 am »
blowtorch and swiss cheese

I've found Fontina works the best but swiss is a fine substitute. Do not use cheddar, Yamaha yellow does not agree with stock Honda bars
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