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Hand grip removal? 1 week 1 day ago #30864

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How does one remove the hand grips? Mine are original and sort of deteriorated.  Any tips for buying new grips, thanks.

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Hand grip removal? 1 week 19 hours ago #30866

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I'm not the best tech, but if you have an air compressor, find a small nozzle, slide it under the inside grip and blow away. 
No compressor?
Use BrakeKleen or equivalent, put nozzle under inside interior side, blast away.
Then pull like hell

If nothing else, razor blade!

 

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Hand grip removal? 1 week 14 hours ago #30869

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Air compressor or a paint stripper gun works 

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Hand grip removal? 1 week 12 hours ago #30871

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All I would add is that the throttle tube that the right grip is attached to is plastic so some caution/ care if using an X-acto knife or source of heat. Slit them longitudinally with the knife (carefully) and peel them like a banana
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Hand grip removal? 1 week 12 hours ago #30872

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Can anyone recommend a good alternative grip that's the correct length?

I've been trying to find some decent looking CNC grips that fasten with grub screws for years (to make it easier to change between A2 and B2 bars) but they only come in the shorter length
1980 KZ1300 B2 Touring/A2
1990 ZZ-R1100 C1
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Hand grip removal? 6 days 20 hours ago #30875

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I have an old 7" long, thin (maybe1/8th in shaft??) slotted head screwdriver that I simply insert between the throttle tube and the rubber grip, then roll it around the throttle tube - the grip will pull right off.  Works on the non throttle side too.

And, I never glue new grips on.  Usually nothing required to hold the grips in place, but if they are a bit loose, then a wrap of electrical tape around the bar will prevent them from moving.
Hello from Canada's We(s)t coast.

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