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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Changing Grips (not gripes)

I bought a new pair of grips (dual density rubber, cool looks) for my Kat. I have the cement to safely put them on, the trouble is I can't get the bar caps off without boogering-up the screws.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 12:38 PM
 
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You don't need cement. And if you need it I can tell you how to change them in under 5 minutes, guaranteed.


As for the screws? Find a bigger screw driver? Or botch them and buy new.



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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 12:49 PM
 
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I used an impact screwdriver and replaced those crappy phillip screws with allen bolts. Luckily my throttlemeister came with the better allen headed bolts.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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You don't need cement. And if you need it I can tell you how to change them in under 5 minutes, guaranteed.


As for the screws? Find a bigger screw driver? Or botch them and buy new.
Mark, How do I change the grips so quickly?

Good suggestion Becca. I will buy some allen bolts.
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hmm this is a problem on my bike too. here's a webpage that has some tips on it, maybe it will help : http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Removin...acing_bar_ends
I'd try a ratchet or even a breaker bar... if all else fails, drill it out

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 01:46 PM
 
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Mark, How do I change the grips so quickly?

Good suggestion Becca. I will buy some allen bolts.
With an air compressor. Stuff the nozzle under the end. Blow that sucker up. Pull it right off. Then...with the new one. Same deal. Put it on as far as you can without the air...then stuff the nozzle through the end of the new grip. Blow it up again like a balloon and on she goes. Shouldn't take more than a few minutes. No cement needed.


Also...clean your bars very well after the old ones come off. Use alcohol. Get them super clean then put the new ones on.



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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 02:08 PM
 
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use a small screwdrive to break the old cement glue and slide it off when ya put it back on use some dishsoap mixed with water and wet the inside of it to slide it back on then let it sit and dry.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 05:02 AM
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For install of the new ones...I suggest using hairspray... its slippery at first then turns into a glue type setup...




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Thanks for all the advice. I got the bar ends off and the new grips installed no problem. However, I am having trouble finding an allen style bolt (M6x1) that fits. I had to put the stock screw back on. Any suggestions on where to get the screws without buying new barends?

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 10:22 AM
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Try the local hardware

or online

http://www.depss.com/




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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 06:57 AM
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Just replace the phillips head screw with an allen head screw.
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