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Removing handle-bar grips....

Fs1eweb
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8:44 PM - Feb 11, 2009 #1

This tip came from Mike Holmes and it really does work. Get stubborn handle bar grips off undamaged by putting them in hot water for a couple of minutes.

The number of grips I have had to cut off doesn't bear thinking about but those days are over!

Nice one Mike!
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1:37 PM - Feb 12, 2009 #2

Or if you have a compressor, lift up one edge of the grip, insert blow gun and blow !
Also useful for putting tight grips on.
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8:49 PM - Feb 12, 2009 #3

Slowly pour boling water from kettle over them and pull/ twist off
To put on - dip the end hole of the grip into petrol tank- quick woosh about- then push on the bars - fuel evaporates- job done
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11:30 PM - Feb 24, 2009 #4

Stick a blunt screwdiver down and a squirt of WD or white spirit.
To put back secure ,use golf club grip tape, splash on a bit white spirit, slide on and leave for a couple of days, sorted.
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Mike Holmes
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11:41 PM - Feb 24, 2009 #5

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2:34 PM - Oct 13, 2009 #6

The best way to put grips or any rubber part on is to spray inside with hair laquer. Spray some on the bars too and bingo the rubber slides on beautifully
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5:54 PM - Oct 13, 2009 #7

hot water off, soapy water on
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kev40+
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10:01 PM - Nov 20, 2011 #8

After removing them instaed of replacing, spray them with back to black tyre shine from halfords, thet will look brand new!
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11:44 PM - Nov 21, 2011 #9

kev40+ wrote:After removing them instaed of replacing, spray them with back to black tyre shine from halfords, thet will look brand new!
but slippy though
BACK FROM THE DARKSIDE

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7:00 PM - Dec 09, 2011 #10

My MOT chap advised a squirt inside with rattle can paint to hold loose ones on tight. It worked too.
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