How to install new grips?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by DaveInPA, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. DaveInPA

    DaveInPA Frozen Account

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    I'd like to get the Willie G. Skull grips for my bike. However, I have absolutely not idea how to remove the stock grips or install the new ones. Anyone have any pointers?
     
  2. Apyle

    Apyle Junior Member

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    My new grips came with glue to hold them on. Hobbit is right about those little brass ferrules. Just one more pointer, 2:30 a.m. the night before a scheduled ride is not the time to change grips.
     
  3. SeaRider04

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    I just replace mine with one without glue, the left grip is held by the switch housing just like on the right grip, be careful on that little brake light switch on the right grip, I've found that replacing the right side is easier than the left side with glue on it, when reinstall the grips, pay lots of attention on those wire harness and make sure they don't get pinched, if your brake light and turn signal lights doesn't work after the grips installed, check your fuse and recheck your installation for pinched/shorted wires, don't ask me how I know it. lol.
     
  4. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Ditto on the hairspray....:s Used it for years on the bicycles, it really works when given the proper drying time. Also, ditto what Searider says, there is a little 'button' type switch for the brake lights that is very delicate.....learned that on the hubby's bike. :s It isn't that hard & if you are really careful, you can get the old grip off & reuse it. We put the kuryakyn ISO grips on my bike because I didn't like the fat grips that were on there, he did, so my old ones are now on his electra glide, have worked great for 3 years.
     
  5. bikermoses

    bikermoses Banned

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    No problem at all. I put those grips on mine left side no problem. Now right grip glad i had manuel just make sure you take your time make sure cables are back on ramp. And be real careful of little brake button near lever its real tiny and will snap.
     
  6. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Now that sounds like experience too.....:D
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The solution there so you don't break it....
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  8. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Gee Glider, you're pretty handy to have around....:s
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Not what my wife says :lolrolling She tells me to go out!