Replacing Handlebar grips on 1982 GL 1100


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Replacing Handlebar grips on 1982 GL 1100

Postby rogerf » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:15 am



I have YET to find ANYTHING by using the most common search terms!
BUT I will try this; I have my throttle side grip and want to install a new one on my 82 model Goldwing. (I have an exact replacement) What is the procedure please?


Thanking you in advance! Roger

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Re: Replacing Handlebar grips on 1982 GL 1100

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:20 am

The toughest part is getting the old one off - a lot of people will use adhesive to fasten them in place. When I replaced mine a couple of years ago, I just **** a very sharp knife and made a cut down the length of the grip, then spread it open and peeled it off. Once I cleaned the old adhesive off, I put some soapy water on the inside of the grip, and slid it on. The soapy water helps slide it on easily, and once it dries, it works quite well as an adhesive to keep it from slipping off.

If you are going to use a knife, keep in mind that the throttle side has a nylon (I think) twist grip that goes around the metal handlebar, so you don't want to cut TOO deep into that thing.

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Re: Replacing Handlebar grips on 1982 GL 1100

Postby rogerf » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:36 pm

Thank you! I used alcohol cause I couldn't wait for an answer........ :) WORKED and I like our idea though.
Thanking you in advance! Roger


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