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oem grips removal

Postby jcayers » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:53 pm



i've taken off the weights to remove the grips but can't budge the oem grips off. what am i missing or doing wrong? i have a 2008 GW with heated grips.



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Re: oem grips removal

Postby Keyboard » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:17 pm

The grips are glued on. They are difficult to remove, and in most cases have to be cut off. Once cut they can no longer be reused, and thus, no longer function as heated grips.

If you're replacing the OEM heated grips with after market ones, then make sure that they are compatible with the Honda OEM requirements, including how they connect to the wiring of the controller.
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Re: oem grips removal

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:08 pm

I jcayers !!!

You just use compressed air with a blow gun if you have an air compressor.
You blow between the grip of the rubber and metal, before you raise the rubber a little with a screwdriver the rubber , and you'll blast it off.
And you blow and same time you pull. Ok !!!!

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Re: oem grips removal

Postby jcayers » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:30 am

thanks to those who replied. good information. i appreciate it.

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Re: oem grips removal

Postby Fred Blind » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:37 pm

I am getting ready to change my grips how did the compressor idea work?
Could you do that on the throttle side as well.

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Re: oem grips removal

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:37 pm

I Fred

I made my best for the english.

Yes it is easily made, you take away weigh it at the end of the handlebar.

You enters screw-driver between the rubber and the tube which turns for the gaz, on this side you ave more glue than grip of left.

You take it off a lot, with the screw-drive, You take away the screw-driver.

The place where you take off the rubber, you grip, introduce the air gun, you squeeze the grip for made a air tit, you blow the air, and you pull hot in same time.

If you do not understand, I come back in the morning with pictures. Ok !!!!

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Re: oem grips removal

Postby gareva1 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:45 pm

I don't know if you've done anything with this yet, but are you aware that kuryakyn makes a set of grip covers that work with the oem heated grips? They clamp over the existing covers, and allow you to retain the honda heated grips and their controls:

http://wingstuff.com/pgroup_detail/265_ ... s%2Fdes%2F

They don't transmit the heat as well as the grips without the covers, but it lets you have the look and feel without having to cut or inject air into the stock grips.

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Re: oem grips removal

Postby Fred Blind » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:10 pm

pictures are good they will help, thank you

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Re: oem grips removal

Postby Fred Blind » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:00 am

Fly Boy it worked great I really appreciate your help and don't worry about your english you explained it well.
Just put iso grips on a luggage rack came out great, now we are on the first leg of a 2000 mile ride!
Ride well all and have fun! Fred

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Re: oem grips removal

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:37 am

I Fred !!

Very appreciate! :oops:


Thank you very much

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Re: oem grips removal

Postby bigfootadams » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:20 am

I just purchased a 2003 GL1800 and I would like to put some decent grips on 'er. My problem is I can't seem to find any
info on installing Kuryakyn ISO GRIPS on an '03 GL1800 WITH HEATED grips. The only Kuryakyn grips I see, say they fit the '06 and up but nothing as far as '05 and down! It is rather frustrating because I was told (and they look!) factory but it is worrisome that Kuryakyn doesn't mention a fitment for '01 to '05 w/heated grips.
I just installed some ISO ERGO II pegs and those instructions were vague and obtuse to say the least so it doesn't surprise me that they would omit any reference to the older GL1800s! Kuryakyn seems to economize on written instructions/descriptions throughout their system! Anyway, now that I have that off my chest... has anyone had any experience purchasing and installing these grips on an '03? Will the '06 and up part number from Kuryakyn fit an '03 with OEM HEATED grips? Are there any other nice looking grips that are comfortable and would fit the bike as well as someone with larger hands?
I would appreciate any info on this matter as the original grips are hand cramping SOBs for someone with older (larger than munchkin) hands!!!

Thanks to all, I do enjoy reading your posts!

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Re: oem grips removal

Postby Ghostman » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:46 am

bigfootadams wrote:I just purchased a 2003 GL1800 and I would like to put some decent grips on 'er. My problem is I can't seem to find any
info on installing Kuryakyn ISO GRIPS on an '03 GL1800 WITH HEATED grips. The only Kuryakyn grips I see, say they fit the '06 and up but nothing as far as '05 and down! It is rather frustrating because I was told (and they look!) factory but it is worrisome that Kuryakyn doesn't mention a fitment for '01 to '05 w/heated grips.
I just installed some ISO ERGO II pegs and those instructions were vague and obtuse to say the least so it doesn't surprise me that they would omit any reference to the older GL1800s! Kuryakyn seems to economize on written instructions/descriptions throughout their system! Anyway, now that I have that off my chest... has anyone had any experience purchasing and installing these grips on an '03? Will the '06 and up part number from Kuryakyn fit an '03 with OEM HEATED grips? Are there any other nice looking grips that are comfortable and would fit the bike as well as someone with larger hands?
I would appreciate any info on this matter as the original grips are hand cramping SOBs for someone with older (larger than munchkin) hands!!!

Thanks to all, I do enjoy reading your posts!


Heres what I have on my 07. I had the Iso grips but I didnt like the way the heated grips worked with them. I liked the size of them though. With these I get about the same diameter but theyre a lot more comfortable on the hands and in cool weather the heated grips work great with them.
http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/foam_gr ... 1947/15395

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Re: oem grips removal

Postby bigfootadams » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:00 pm

Thank you for your reply, but I kind of wanted something that looks, as well as feels, better than what I have on the bike. All though it may come down to that being as the cost is so low, I really wanted to dress the bike up a bit. Thanks for the input though!

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Re: oem grips removal

Postby mbuesing » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:55 pm

The foam covers work great. Way more comfortable and work good with heated grips.
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Re: oem grips removal

Postby joeincalif » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:46 pm

bigfootadam, the 03 did not have factory heated grips. Honda sold some that could be added but the Kury clam shells as I think they are called were made to go over the Honda heated grips on the goldwing that came with the heat package.
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Re: oem grips removal

Postby williamson_l » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:55 pm

These are my iso grips over the OEM heated grips. I don't have any issues with the heat. It just takes a bit longer to warm up due to the added mass and much more comfortable if you have bigger hands.
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Iso Grips over the OEM heated grips.
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Re: oem grips removal

Postby ferdrock » Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:29 pm

has anyone tried a heat gun?

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Re: oem grips removal

Postby williamson_l » Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:31 pm

ferdrock wrote:has anyone tried a heat gun?


The left grip is installed with glue. If you try to remove it without the correct tool, you run the risk of breaking the heating element as I believe they are thin fiberglass. I have attached a couple pictures of the tool I used.

1. Place the split clamp on the bar but do not secure it yet as it will need to be positioned later.
2. Screw the bolts on the slider all the way down by hand. (The silver piece in the pictures.)
3. Place the item in step two on the bar with the bolt heads facing away from the bar end.
4. Now slide the slider up against the grip.
5. Move the split clamp all the way up to the bolt heads and tighten.
6. Take 1/4 turns on the two bolt heads alternating back and forth.
7. When you reach the end of travel on the bolts, remove the slider and screw the bolts back down. Unclamp the split clamp and repeat steps 4,5, & 6.

These came with the Helibars that I installed but I am sure Honda has them or can be made. Just another case of the right tool making the job easier. I would think the tool would be cheaper than a new heated grip. The throttle side will just slip off but the left one is the only one glued if I remember right.
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