Extreme ATV Enthusiast
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: North Pole, AK.
I worked 10 years at a bicycle shop through out high school and college. We were constantly taking grips on and off. Most of the time we used the air compressor trick but some times we came across some that were stuck and that didn't want to blow off. If you don't have an air compressor or you cant get them to blow off. Stick a small screw driver in between the bar and the grip and spray some window cleaner or some soap product down the gap made by screw driver. We would use a product called Schwinn bike polish but it was just a foaming soap product that wiped off easily. If we encountered a set that was really tough or else had been glued on we would squirt WD40 down the slot made with the screw driver. This would dissolve anything holding the grips on and you could slip them off. If you use WD40 or any other penetrating lubricant you need to clean the bars and old grips good or else the grips (either old or new) might not grip and will slip on the bars. We would install grips with the bike polish(soap product).Just spray a bunch into each grip. Slip them on and after a few minutes it would dry leaving the grips stuck to the bars. I recently installed hand warmers on both my 700 and 500. The grips blew right off and a little bit of foaming bike polish and they slipped back on over the heating elements and dried nicely.
04 Sportsman 700 efi black and silver, Big Gun Evo exhaust and tuner,3 light mod,reverse override,bar and thumb warmers,Moose pregressors,Black Rock wheels,Polaris(warn) winch and plow, 2 inch receiver, Filtermag.
08 Sportsman 500 efi Browning camo, Big gun Evo exhaust and tuner,3 light mod,reverse override,bar and thumb warmers,Moose pregressors,Polaris(warn) winch, Cycle Country plow, 2 inch receiver, Black rock wheels,Filtermag
00 Magnum 325 not very HO green, rolled, wrecked and rebuilt,heated grips and thumb warmer, Filtermag.
88 Yamaha Warrior 350 my first
88 Honda Foreman 350 takes care of the yard work
91 Suzuki DR 350 solves the urge to ride wheelies and catch big air
05 Kawasaki KLR 650 scratches the paved road itch
92&93 Indy 500 EFI SKSs takes care of the need to get away from home in the winter
04 Yerf Dog spiderbox buggy was supposed to be for the kids but I find I cant quit tinkering with it