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JohnA
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PostSubject: Handle Bar Grips   Fri May 27, 2016 8:43 am

Need some advice please; I bought some new handlebar grips from Af1 while in Austin this week. It also gives me an opportunity to go in an look at the GRiSO they have and some of the other bikes....
Anyway, I searched the forum for advice but didn't see any and maybe because its way to simple for a task for most here.
Once I remove the bar end weights, is it OK to unthread the large insert that screws into the handlebar that the bar end weight attaches to? I don't know what happens once I unscrew it and try and take it out. It will make it much easier to get the billeted grips on to the bar. The grips I bought are below.
Also, what is the best way to get the new ones on? Spray with hairspray? (I think my golf buddies used to do that with their clubs too).
I plan to cut the old ones off. I have heard about the compressor method of trying to expand them but these have metal rings on each end which may make this a little more challenging. My GRiSO is a 2014

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PostSubject: Re: Handle Bar Grips   Fri May 27, 2016 11:33 am

Well, you're going to run into a problem right off the bat.  When you cut off the throttle grip you will immediately notice the problem.  The tube has multiple ribs that correspond to the interior of the throttle grip.  In order to install your fancy pants grips you will need to either shave off all the ribs with a knife, Dremel tool, or a sander. So you may want to reconsider the cutting off part just in case you decide it's more trouble than it's worth. The other option would be to source a compatible standard throttle tube.

Once that is accomplished, installing with hairspray or something similar works just fine.

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PostSubject: Re: Handle Bar Grips   Fri May 27, 2016 11:46 am

Thanks Steak! I did read your post about heated grips and you did mention the ribbed throttle. AF1 also is nice enough to list that with all GRiSO and Aprilia bike grips.
So how much of a pain is it with a razor knife and sandpaper? In terms of time -since you did it?

Also, any issues removing the piece at the end of the handle bar that I mentioned in my original post that the bar end weight threads into?

Thanks again.
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PostSubject: Re: Handle Bar Grips   Fri May 27, 2016 12:22 pm

The part in question is threaded into the bar. Just unscrew it. I had to do this recently.

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PostSubject: Re: Handle Bar Grips   Tue May 31, 2016 6:18 am

Got the new grips on in about an hour. Took about 45 minutes on the throttle side with the "whittling" of the raised ribs on the throttle tube with a razor knife. I then sanded it down to semi smooth. A shot of hair spray and the new one was on. The clutch side took about 5 minutes. Blast compressed air under it, spray and put the new one on. Used thread lock on the handlebar ends.
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PostSubject: Re: Handle Bar Grips   Tue May 31, 2016 12:50 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Handle Bar Grips   Tue May 31, 2016 5:56 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Handle Bar Grips   Tue May 31, 2016 5:59 pm

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