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Replacing grips

I got some gel grips for my gixxer and was wondering if anyone replaced them before. I got my left side done but I am a little concerned about potentially damaging throttle since the grips are really snug.
What is the proper precedure for taking off and replacing right side grip?
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I got some gel grips for my gixxer and was wondering if anyone replaced them before. I got my left side done but I am a little concerned about potentially damaging throttle since the grips are really snug.
What is the proper precedure for taking off and replacing right side grip?
I just replaced my grips with some Gel Progrips during the TWF rally last week. My left side came right off while the new one slid right on tightly. The right grip wouldn't come off to easily so I cut it off very gently with a swipe of my pocket knife. To put the new one on I sprayed a little windex inside the grip and it held on fine after the windex dried. You can also try some grip glue if it doesn't hold on tightly.


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proper? I dunno my throttle grip was practically falling off so I just pulled em off and slid the new ones on. The throttle grip took a lil more effort and finagling but went off ok.
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The easiest way is the cut the old ones of with an new razor blade, the spray WD40 on the inside of the new grips and then slide them on.
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The easiest way is the cut the old ones of with an new razor blade, the spray WD40 on the inside of the new grips and then slide them on.
NO! Don't use WD40... that is an oil lubricant that will stay slippery. Using an alcohol based fluid such as windex will dry.


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NO! Don't use WD40... that is an oil lubricant that will stay slippery. Using an alcohol based fluid such as windex will dry.
Mine dont slip at all.
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Thank you all for the tip. I'll try it now.
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Thank you all for the tip. I'll try it now.
So which are you going to use... the Windex, or WD40?


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So which are you going to use... the Windex, or WD40?
Guess we'll find out huh
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Guess we'll find out huh
I guess so.


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Well, here it is....

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Looks good! So what did you use to put the grips on?


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-2000 SV650 = Sold
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Looks good! So what did you use to put the grips on?
I have some spray on adhesive in the shop. I think it'll do the job
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Use Saline Salution next time, it's ten times easier.


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