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tips for taking of handle bar grips

Old 03-19-02, 08:30 PM
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tips for taking of handle bar grips

What are some? I need to take off my levers.
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Old 03-19-02, 08:36 PM
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I usually take a long flat head screw driver, stick it under the grip, pull up, and then spray water, wd-40,rubbing alcohol, or deodorant inside. Then I grip the grip and twist it around several times and then it slips right off.
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Old 03-19-02, 09:57 PM
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The absolute easiest way is to take an air compressor nozzle and stick it part way under the grip. They come right off. That is providing you have a compressor.
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Old 03-20-02, 06:32 AM
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don't use any petroleum products (WD-40) or alcohol on the grips if you wish to reuse them. The best thing for getting grips off is silicone spray lubricant, but don't overdo it!
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Soapy water will do in a pinch and I totaly
agree with D'Alex concerning petroleum products.

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Old 03-20-02, 09:13 AM
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Hairspray.

Lift the grips up slighty at both ends with a flat-bladed screwdriver then squirt under the grips with hairspray (er, I use the wifes') . They just sliiiiidddeee off straight away. It works just as well getting new ones back on, plus the hairspray sticks them in place after a few minutes.
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Old 03-20-02, 12:31 PM
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My very favorite way to remove grips is to cut them off with a razor blade knife and replace them. But, then, I like new grips.
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Old 03-20-02, 04:12 PM
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i found if you use any kind of spray or anything to pull of a grip and you do it more than once you wont get the grip to stick well ever again.
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i'm with weasel on this one, hair spray is the best thing to use. it's good for removing the grips and then spray liberally inside the grip and on the bar to put it back on. the hairspray sets giving them a bit of a gluing on too!


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Old 03-22-02, 10:44 PM
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My two cents: use a compressor, but a with a needle, puncture the end of the grip while a buddy holds the other end airtight. pops right off. Amazing, the things that my 6th grade teacher knew.
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Old 03-22-02, 10:47 PM
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I guess you could also say it depends on what type of grip. I had foam grips on my fisher, i had to cut them off with a razor, then rub the extra foam off with googone, it took over an hour to clean the bar enough to slide on new grips.
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