Things You’ll Need:
Razor blade OR Air compressor
Soft cotton towel or cloth
Pro taper grip glue
Decide which method you want to use to remove your old motorcycle
grips. There are three methods in which you can use. The quickest would
be with a razor blade. However, if you fear scratching the chrome or
wires are underneath the grips, this may not be the best choice. An air
compressor can help slide the motorcycle grips off with ease. However,
if they are attached with adhesive, you may need to loosen the glue. A
flat-head screwdriver may be your best bet with wires and glue. You can
ease the screwdriver between the grip and the bar and pry it up gently
without cutting wires or damaging the chrome.
Pop off the bar end of the motorcycle handle. With a flat-head
screwdriver, this should be simple. Be careful not to damage these
pieces. The threads must be in tack to put them back on. If they become
damaged, you will need to replace them.
Using the desired method in step 1, remove the old motorcycle grips.
Clean the old glue from the handle. This can be accomplished with any
type of glue cleaner and a little elbow grease. When the glue has been
removed, dry the handlebar completely with a soft cloth towel.
Soak your new motorcycle grips in warm water to loosen them up a little
bit. This will make it easier to install the grips quickly.
Use your grip glue. You will want to add this around your handlebar
where the grip will be placed. You will want to do this one side at a
time. There are several methods that are recommended for this task.
However, Pro Taper Glue seems to be the most recommended.
Slide the motorcycle grips on each side. When they were soaked in warm
water, it will be simpler to slide them on. Again, do one side first,
then the other.
Remove the excess glue and water with your cotton towel. This will
clean up any mess left behind and give your motorcycle a pristine look.
Let the glue dry for at least a couple of hours. The recommend time can be found on the glue of your choice.
Replace the bar end gently. Be sure to screw it in until it cannot pop off again.