Remove your handlebar grips in just a few minutes with these tips.
Step 1: Remove plugs Remove the handlebar plugs first. Then loosen the brake and shift levers and slide them toward the middle of the bar.
TIP: If you are not going to reuse the grip, cut it off with a utility knife.
Step 2: Slide screwdriver Slide the screwdriver between the end of the grip and the handlebar and life up the grip. Then squirt a liberal amount of spray lubricant or rubbing alcohol into the space between.
Step 3: Wiggle grip Wiggle and pull the grip out and away from the handlebar. Use an air compressor under the grip if you're unable to get it off.
Step 4: Install new grips Install your new grips. Slide them over the handlebars the same way you slid the old ones off.
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