FAQ: How To Remove Metal Motorcycle Grips?

How do you remove motorcycle grips from Chrome?

If you get the plastic off, you can just cut off the rubber parts. If the chrome parts are metal and/or you hope to save the grips: You can try squirting some WD 40 under the grip by poking a small screwdriver in to create the tunnel and try working the grips off. An airhose also works well.

How can I reuse my motorcycle grips?

The easiest way to remove an old grip is to slice it off with a razor blade. Want to reuse it instead? Pull it away from the bar and spray a healthy dose of contact cleaner in the gap. Work fast, and push the straw from the can’s spray nozzle in as deep as you can. Twist and pull the grip off.

How do you get glued grips off?

I use a thin screwdriver or spoke and a spraybottle with soapy water. Pry, spray, work it around it a bit and it usually twists right off. In the past I’ve used WD-40, but I did wash the grips in hot soapy water before putting them back on along with cleaning the handlebar with alcohol followed by soapy water.

Does Hairspray work as Grip glue?

While many bikers use glue to keep their grips on tight, some have found at home remedies to work just as well. Some bikers swear by using hairspray as an adhesive. Simply spray a thin layer of aerosol hairspray onto your handlebars, and fashion the grips over the spray.

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What kind of glue do you use for motorcycle grips?

Our pick for the best glue for motorcycle grips is the Three Bond 3-Bond Grip Glue. This glue is the best in terms of price, quality, and convenience as it can be found in just about any hardware store and online.

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