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I know when I took mine off I thought I was going to break the whole bar off. I'm pretty sure they load them with locktite. You have to ge a grip and break it free. Get someone to hold your bike so it doesn't go when the bolt lets loose. Good Luck.

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OK, I got some new grips and I am picking up some bar ends tomorrow.

Problem is, I can't get my bar ends off.

Are they reverse threaded? Or got a sealer on them?

I am turning counterclockwise.

So either I am turning the wrong way, they are super tight, or I am a weakling.

Also, anyone got any advice for changing grips?

Thanks

-Flash

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but habit" - Aristotle
 

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OK, turns out the are lock-tite.

And the thread pattern is standard. "Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty"

I got the throttle side done. Still working on the clutch side.

The bar ends bots are soaking in cleaner for a while.

So far looks good.

-Flash

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If you haven't done so already, go get a set of 3/8" metric hex head bits. That way you can use your favorite breaker bar to bust those bolts loose without a prob.

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OK, all is well.

Got both bar ends off. Tons of Lock-Tite on them. I worked the stock grips loose with a wire and peeled them off. I kept them intact (Many people just cut them off with a razor blade) just in case I wanted to put them back on.

I installed the pro grips.

Came out real nice.

If you coat the grip and the bar with a little bit of soapy water, the grip slides right on.

Some grips need a glue compound, others do not.

Oh, heads up. Grips do come in left and right. The throttle side
grip has a bigger diameter hole. So don't try and put the smaller one on the throttle. LOL.

-Flash


"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but habit" - Aristotle
 
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