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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-02-2008, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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Removing Kuryakyn ISO grips

Is there a safe way to remove a set of Kuryakyn ISO grips, so they can be reinstalled after some other work has been done? the reason I am asking, is that I would like to add a heated grip element to the inside of the handle bars and I need to remove these grips to make this happen.

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Re: Removing Kuryakyn ISO grips

I have found the following method very successful for removing grips without damage.

1. Remove the left side switch box and lever clamp from the bars. Lay a good thick towel over the tank and set them on
top.

2. Now that you have the inside of the grip exposed, use a long thin ice pick and carefully shove it between the grip and
the bar, now take a can of WD-40 with the little red nozzle and spray down inside the grip. Do this in 5 or 6 locations
around the grip, then start twisting, it should slide right off.

3. Now that you've got the hang of it, remove the right side switch box and take the throttle cables lose. Then slide the
sleeve and grip off as one piece. Take it over to the work bench and repeat the process, be very careful not to break
the throttle sleeve as it is plastic.

4. Clean the grips and throttle sleeve with warm water and some good dish soap and they should be good as new.

Use this method at your own risk. I take no responsibility for any puncture wounds to fingers while using the ice pick!!!!!!!!

Good luck, and as always your mileage may vary.

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Re: Removing Kuryakyn ISO grips

As an adjunct to MT's method, you may also try using compressed air.
Remove the cap on the left grip and blow air into the handlebar. The right/throttle grip should bulge and loosen enough to remove. Reinstall the throttle grip, without glue of course, and use the same method to loosen the left grip. Best of luck.

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Did you actually try this method to remove the ISO grips? Thanks.

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As an adjunct to MT's method, you may also try using compressed air.
Remove the cap on the left grip and blow air into the handlebar. The right/throttle grip should bulge and loosen enough to remove. Reinstall the throttle grip, without glue of course, and use the same method to loosen the left grip. Best of luck.

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Did you actually try this method to remove the ISO grips? Thanks.
That's the way I do it everytime on any bike.

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Glad to know that it actually works on the ISO grip.

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