Originally Posted by trusol
alcohol helps when putting them on. i mixed it with a little hair spray too.
it indeed works been 3 months now.
You didn't answer his question.
OP you need to get the bar end off. Is the screw stripped or are you just not string enough to get it off? It should have red loctite holding it on, so you really gotta hit it hard with your purse. Lol. I imagine it's just an allen bolt holding it in. Use a wrench on the end of the allen key for leverage if you have to, and support the key with your other hand to keep it from stripping the hole (also known as counter torque).
So no you don't need new bar ends, but they are definitely in the way. Put them back on after your new grips are on.