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A mate asked me to help fit new grips to his GL1200. He wants to try and get the old grippers off in one piece (I would have just cut them off). Any suggestions for doing this?
 

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In the past I've used WD-40, or dish detergent after working a thin blade under the grips. It's a real pain, and like you, I much prefer a razor knife...:D
 

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If you have access to compressed air, use an air blow gun directed between the bars and the grip. You'll be amazed at how well this works and no mess either. Make sure you don't blow air into your skin, very dangerous.

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I'm sure it a little corrosion under the grips. WD trick works great and a small knife, screw driver to break the seal will work.

If all else fails get the "jaws of life" :grinner:
 

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As Goldwinger1984posted, compressed air is the fastest least messy way to go. I have done several this way and they just pop right off! I put the nozzle in the hole on the end of the grip. There should be a plug in the end of the handlebar so the air doesn't just blow through. The air causes the grip to expand like a balloon and it slides right off.

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Compressed air done the trick. I brought the bike down to Steve as he has the little air gun that plugs into the airline and the air made the rubbers swell up and come away easy.Fitting new ones was a diferent story, but its done now.
 

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Goldwinger1984 wrote:
You put the new ones on the same way, with the air gun. They slide on like a glove and you can even adjust them back and forth with the air gun.

Vic
The new ones weren't rubber Vic. They were fancy leather ones with the little tails. I had to sand out the insides a bit but it worked out fine in the end.
 
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