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Offline Nickrides

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New hand grips installation question
« on: September 03, 2019, 12:48:35 am »
Hi Gents
Newbie here, again.
So I got some thick foam grips.
How do I get the end caps off without damaging them?
Do I just slice and cut the factory grips off then?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: New hand grips installation question
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 09:40:31 am »
They are probably put on with loctite, it takes some work but they will come off.

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Re: New hand grips installation question
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 12:40:28 pm »
Do you have heated grips on your bike?
If you have heated, slip-over grips are preferable.
  Most use Grip-Puppies.
   I found another non-foam slip-over grip recently that does a good job. {Cost $3.00}

End caps should come off easily with the proper allen wrench.

After end caps removed you will have access to the end of the grip.
Push a small Philips screwdriver between grip/handlebar and {using s WD-40 straw} spray a little brake clean/carb cleaner under the grip.
Exercise the material with the screwdriver and grip will come off easily.

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Re: New hand grips installation question
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2019, 12:10:44 pm »
Yes I have heated grips
Are the heat elements in the factory thin rubber grips?
If so, I don't want to touch them correct?
Just work the new grips over the existing factory rubber grips using hairspray as a lube/ glue?
Thanks in advance!

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Re: New hand grips installation question
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2019, 12:20:55 pm »
Yes, the element is built inside the stock grip's. That is why I choose not to change grips.
 
Look up "Grip Puppies". That is one type that slides over...
But, the Grip Puppy is a foam and I didn't like the OD of it, and the fact that foam holds water.
Searched and found alternates.
I installed some rubber ones that are not foam and are a much thinner wall, to see what I thought.
Turned out fine and only cost $3.00.
 I'll try to post them, so you can see.

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Re: New hand grips installation question
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2019, 12:31:19 pm »
This is what I installed.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Practical-Motorcycle-Hand-Grips-Dirt-Bike-Soft-TRP-Handle-Bar-Handbrake-Cover/264202164272?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=563760693705&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Don't laugh, I originally thought them a toy for a bicycle.
Turned out they are built for dirt bikes.
I decided to try them out at the recent National.
They worked well for me..

NOTE: Grip Puppies slide over the stock grip easily.
          These take a bit of force to slide them on.
            I used water, but suggest a soak in hot water before installing.
            Once on, they don't move..

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Grip-Puppies-handlebars-fits-over-regular-grips/264366338455?hash=item3d8d763197:g:06AAAOSwJh1dB~Bp

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PS: I didn't use the piece's for the levers.  :rotflmao:
« Last Edit: September 04, 2019, 12:34:59 pm by connie_rider »
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