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I would like to replace my handlebar grips (see pic). I ve removed the 4 x allen bolts (very small) from the end caps but cant seem to budge the grips any help appreciated.

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They may be glued on also.
 

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If they are glued on, 3M makes an "adhesive release agent" that you can get from auto body shop suppliers. You'll want to protect your bike from any drips that may get on your paint. I don't remember if it will damage paint, so I would read the label carefully. I do know it works well on emblems, pinstripe tape, contact adhesives, and so on. Nice lookin grips, though. jimsjinx
 

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Yeah nice lookin but move about when you dont want them to.
Now i cant get the buggers off, I would like plain foam ones like i used to have on my GL1200.
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I replaced mine about two months ago. When I pulled or twisted, nothing would let go. Then I used a thin screw driver in between the handle grips and the switch assy and carefully pried it. They came off very easy.

They are something like a chinese puzzle, you can't pull from the end.
 

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Heating the grips a bit will help and judicious prying as already mentioned will often get them moving. The allen screws in the end don't hold them on, they're there to attach a throttle boss and to allow changing the color rings on the ends. Be careful prying on the throttle side so as not to damage the throttle sleeve.
 

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I have been told by several people that they are glued on. I was told to use a very small diameter screw driver and slide it in between the grip and the handle bar. Then take some spray carb cleaner with the little red tube attached and slide the tube in where you inserted the screw driver. Being very carful and after covering any part of the bike that might get sprayed or dripped on. Give little sprays of cleaner and work the grip with a twisting action to loosen it. I have also been told that some times you have to spray then reinsert the srew driver and work it side to side then spray again and so on till the grip will slide off.
I have not had to replace mine yet so can't say from first hand experience but I hope this helps.
 
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