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Offline 46Alpha

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Sliding/shifting factory grips
« on: April 12, 2012, 07:42:07 pm »
Anyone have any hints for sliding the factory grips on a 2011 down about 1/8 of an inch. I'm trying to install a NEP throttle lock and I can't get them to budge. It's like they're welded on!

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Re: Sliding/shifting factory grips
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 08:01:51 pm »
Use compressed air, it works great!  :13:
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Re: Sliding/shifting factory grips
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 02:03:23 pm »
I just went through the same ordeal. I tried air, I tried heat, I tried muscle, I tried twisting, and nothing would budge the grip.

Finally, with the bar-end removed, I reluctantly took a 6 inch philups screwdriver(smallish shaft) and worked it up under the grip. I rotated the screwdriver around the throttle tube a few times(taking care to watch the wire for the heated grip) and it came loose. When I was done there was no adhesion left between the grip and throttle tube, so when I got everything in place I used saftey wire around the grip to hold it in place. It took a bit to find the correct tension for the throttle lock, but it's all set now and works great.

BTW, I used a dremel tool to relieve some of the plastic in the lock to allow room for the part of the grip where the heated wire comes in.

I was also pleased to find that the warmer still worked too.

Good luck.