My duke is being delivered in 2 days time and I'd like to change the grips for some renthal ones I have had for years. Has anybody else changed they're grips and how easy are they to get off? Thanks in advance
You will never use the original ones again.......for anything cause their CHEAP CRAP!
Easiest way is just use a razor blade and slice down the center then a light spray on the bars with some hair spray (or internally into the grips). Slide on let sit for 10mims and your good to go!!!
Oh be sure to check for grip length before glueing
I managed to fit my KTM heated grips today. Same as Dan i used the Dremel to file off all the tabs on the throttle tube so I could get a nice snug fit. Glued it a couple of mm short of the switch unit so no binding or anything.
The grips are awesome too. At max power they were getting uncomfortably hot even through my gloves so should be great for those frosty mornings.
If you have access to compressed air there is an even easier way to get grips off and on that I saw in my local shop in Singapore. After removing bar ends; using an air nozzle (the type of long tube is best) blow a stream of air down one side of the grip (inside to outside) - the grip swells and blows or slides off. To put the grip back on repeat but in the opposite direction - use the air to increase the grip diameter - after putting it on then cut / trim the end.
If your bike doesn't have bar ends you can literally pop off the grips by blowing in one end of the bar - the grip pops off the other end.