Replacing ISO Grips with OEM


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Replacing ISO Grips with OEM

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Wanting to replace the Kuryakyn Grips on my 02 GW with the OEM Honda Grips. They are not heated. Did a search and found a video where they pried the throttle OEM grip loose and replaced with Kuryakyn. They did not remove entire throttle sleeve or have to disconnect the cables like you would on most other bikes throttle grip. Would it be same process to install OEM Grips?


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Re: Replacing ISO Grips with OEM

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tomas65 wrote:Wanting to replace the Kuryakyn Grips on my 02 GW with the OEM Honda Grips. They are not heated. Did a search and found a video where they pried the throttle OEM grip loose and replaced with Kuryakyn. They did not remove entire throttle sleeve or have to disconnect the cables like you would on most other bikes throttle grip. Would it be same process to install OEM Grips?
I've never had to remove the sleeve to replace a grip. For the ISO grips, you cut the metal off, slice the rubber down to the sleeve with a sharp knife, and peel it off. Then you put the adhesive on the new grip, slide it onto the sleeve and you're done. On the left side, same procedure, only you're cutting down to the bar, not the sleeve.
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I have heard of people using compressed air gun to get grips off you lever up the edge then get the gun nozzle into it and work it loose with compressed air
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That will work with OEM style grips that are not Super Glued in place. The Kuryakyn grips come with Super Glue to mount them so I doubt the compressed air trick will work.
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My 2002 also had ISO Kury grips, I like them but needed to remove and install heated grips. If you go a farm/stock and feed store you might be able to buy a hypodermic needle and syringe to fill with some WD-40 to inject under the surface of the rudder grip. Once injected, massage it around and let it set overnight, it will ooze around and you should be able to twist and pull the entire grip loose. As I recall I also removed the end caps and injected from that direction also. I didn't have to wrestle them too much. You will want to clean up the bars and sleeve after so you have a clean surface to adhere replacement grips in place. I found heated grips on sale and installed them, although they are about 1/2-3/4" short I really don't notice it. My Kurys came off un-damaged and I could re-install them with out issue should I choose.
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Thanks for all replies. Tried to get use to the ISO grips but OEM are just better suited for my small hands. Hopefully can get the ISO off without damaging them then try to sell them on fleabay.
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If they were installed with the super grip glue that comes with them when you buy them, about the only solvent that will work to remove the grips is Acetone.

Acetone softens and liquefies Super Glue (Cyanoacrylate Glue).


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