To save them for reuse start a long thin screw driver in it and squirt some brake cleaner in there and start turning and pulling off. (protect painted surfaces w/a cover)
Or just slice them w/a sharp utility knife unless you are band from using sharp knives.:lash:raying:
Hey Skinikin you realy wantto becareful if you usebrake cleaner, cause it can destroy you paint and plastic parts.
Just put a small flat top screwdriver careful not to scratch your bars as that can cause rust, then spray a bit of WD40 inside the gripsto lube it up a bit, that will help you get them off & you wont have to wory about doing damage to the to where the throttle cables hook up either as lots of timesthat's made of plastic as well.
When you get some WD40 in under the grips just start twisting them counter clockwise as you apply a little pressure in pulling them off.
Also when you get them off make sure to clean up any left over WD40 on your bars don't want your new grips sliding off while in the saddle.
Here's what works for me.........discovered by accident!
Park your bike in the sun on a hot day and then put a bike cover on (the bike, obviously!)...........wait eight hours while you complete your shift at work. THEN when you accelerate out of the company parking lot into fast moving traffic you will go AAHHHHHGGGGG! WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY BIKE...........it just won't accelerate like you require to avoid being run over at that particular moment! Grip twisting but no gathering speed! Squeeze tight...tighter...........
Apparently the heat generated under the bike cover over the course of the day in hot weather is magnified substantially, melts the glue in the grips, loosens as a result and you can twist them off just like that!
Don't mind learning that tidbit, just a little hard on the heart learning it that way!