Removing Throttle Grip


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Removing Throttle Grip

Postby andypar » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:49 pm



2000 GL 1500 SE. I need to remove the Kuryakyn grip off the throttle to remove a after-market throttle lock. What is the proper procedure to remove the grip. Thanks



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Re: Removing Throttle Grip

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:27 pm

It depends on how they were put on. The last set of foam grips I took off of mine, had been put on with glue that would not release, so I ended up cutting them off.

If they used water-soluble glue, you might be able to soak them from the ends and work them off a bit at a time.

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Re: Removing Throttle Grip

Postby satan » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:41 am

If these are their chrome and silicone grips -- you should be able to unfasten the end (several small allent screws), then either use a shot of compressed air or a long thin object (letter opener, 8" tiny screwdriver, etc) to work between the grip and the throttle tube... something to cause the adhesive to fail...

You may just wanna take a second look a the throttle lock - perhaps ou cna dissassemble the right-side switch housing, remove the throttle cables and have the lock come off of the tube between the housing and the grip itself... A lot of the locks are two-piece and can be removed (or added) right there at the grip to switch housing junction. (or simply cut and discard the lock :) ) :lol:

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Re: Removing Throttle Grip

Postby MikeB » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:14 am

Most likely, they used a CA (Super Glue) type of adhesive. You will most likely have to cut the grips off. The only thing that will soften and eventually dissolve the CA glue is Acetone or finger nail polish remover. It takes a long time to get the glue to soften however so you will have to be patient if you intend to keep the grips. If it were me, I'd cut them off and get new grips. Once you have the grips off, you can use the Acetone to clan off the glue. Once again, it will take some time to get it off.


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Re: Removing Throttle Grip

Postby WA9FWT » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:30 am

WingAdmin wrote:It depends on how they were put on. The last set of foam grips I took off of mine, had been put on with glue that would not release, so I ended up cutting them off.

If they used water-soluble glue, you might be able to soak them from the ends and work them off a bit at a time.

If the new one's are tight to get on what ever you do, do not use a lub.Use water,it drys after a while and they will not move.
To get off, a long shanked screwdriver and I have used air pressure too.

WA9FWT Phil

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Re: Removing Throttle Grip

Postby huntlikeyougotapair » Mon May 17, 2010 7:03 pm

someone just gave me the tip use hairspray on the tube then slide the grip on and let dry sounded funny to me but thats what
the bike shop told me
hope it works I will be giving it a shot next week ( cross your fingers LOL )

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Re: Removing Throttle Grip

Postby MikeB » Mon May 17, 2010 7:49 pm

Hair spray will only work on a snug to tight fitting grip. The hair spray will act as a glue and will not be permanent and will not damage your paint if you get some on it.
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Re: Removing Throttle Grip

Postby huntlikeyougotapair » Mon May 17, 2010 10:47 pm

what's the best way to attach new grips

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Re: Removing Throttle Grip

Postby MikeB » Mon May 17, 2010 11:51 pm

It depends on the grip. If it is OEM, hair spray works fine. It is slick when wet and very tacky when setting up and when it dries it is like glue.

For after market grips like Kuraykan, use the glue they provide. For foam grips, I don't think a glue of any mind is needed but hair spray will do the trick. The glue Kuraykan provides is slow drying (relatively speaking) thick super glue. You can get that at any hobby shop but it is as permanent as you get.
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Re: Removing Throttle Grip

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 18, 2010 7:02 am

For foam grips (which I have) all you need to use is water.

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Re: Removing Throttle Grip

Postby huntlikeyougotapair » Tue May 18, 2010 10:02 am

I have the foam grips on now and they have seen better days the new grips feel like a gel grip but not
Kury..... grips I can't seem to stomach there prices, so I think I will give the hairspray a shot
apart from sneaking it out past the wife whats the worst thing that can happen
cheers Don




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