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Hey all! Ok, I do most of my own maintenance like oil, filters, pads and have even swapped out a new water pump. But for the life of me, can't figure out how to get the old handgrips off for replacement. I know I'm missing something right in front of me and was hoping to get some input here how to do it. They don't look to be the originals and have chrome ends on them with black foam grips. ANY help will be appreciated!

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On my 1980 GL1100 Interstate last year, took out the bolts in the ends. Then stuck an air hose straight nozzle in between the grip and the handlebar. Sounds like you're passing an incredible of vapor, but they come off pretty easily. Don't know if your grips are the original ones, but this worked for me in that situation. Plus it was funny!
 

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On my 1100, I have the same grips as you. I replaced mine 3 or 4 weeks ago. On the left side, I just twisted it back and forth till I broke the glue loose then simply pulled and twisted it until I was able to get it off the bar. The right side was a little more difficult. I took a utility knife and slit the foam down to the sleeve then peeled the foam off. Don't worry the throttle sleeve is inside the exposed sleeve. I then took a pair of channel locks and gently squeezed the sleeve fromend toend to break the glue loose and was then able to get it off. I replaced them with the exact same grips and they are very comfortable.

Good luck!

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air compressor with blow nozzle is a breeze- and it is fun!
 

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Yep, I blow them off with compressed air too. I also put them on dry with compressed air, they don't usually need any grip glue when put on that way. If you twist them off be very careful you don't damage the plastic throttle sleeve under the right grip. If the grips are rubber you can also slit them down the side and peel them off, once again don't cut too deep on the right grip.
 

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Isopropyl alcohol dissolves the glue. Keep it off painted surfaces.

I put some in a spray bottle, and sprayed onto the top part of the grip, grip slid off in a few minutes.

Use honda grip glue to re-install. Read directions, you will need the isopropyl alcohol to help on the install because the Honda grip glue is instant!

Steve
 
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