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    Removing Oxford Heated Grips

    I may regret this but for now I want to remove the heated grips.

    Does any one have a good quick way without damaging the grips?

    Standard KTM bars oxford heated grips.

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    Have you glued them on? If so then there is always the possibility that you will damage the element inside them if you fold the grip whilst removing them.
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    My always want to come off when i put them on full for a while! Iv glued them on but still they slip a little.

    I would put them on hot and then just 'persuade' them to come off by rotating. You'll know if your using too much force.

    Only other way is to cut them off which is also fairly straightforward but of course you wont use them again
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    I keep a small terminal screwdriver in my tool box which is well past its sell by date ( well rounded off no shape edges if get if ya get what i mean ) and it's great for sliding in between the grip and the bars to start with then I use a knitting needle to get right up the full length of the grip . It works for me but you've got to be careful .

    Gareth what sort of glue are you using if it comes loose when the grip heat up ??

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    Thanks guys for input

    After 20 min fiddling about, I have manage to notice that the grips has been glued to the switchgear and ripped off the glue the grip came of easily

    Its just interesting what people will do

    Good thing is that the grips was directly wired to the battery - so I have chucked the cable in to glove box - will come handy charging camera/camcorder for a trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99sleepyhollow View Post

    Gareth what sort of glue are you using if it comes loose when the grip heat up ??
    Well I put em on with a tiny blob of superglue a year ago......it is not the most secure way, but I like having the option of them coming free easily - can always do another blob of glue. Id rather be able to have the option of taking them off without wrecking them!

    Next heated grips I put on will be EE grip heaters from Enduro ENgineering. Got them on the 690. Its just the heating element that goes underneath the original grips. They heat up in an instant and you don't get the bulk. Three heat setting too!
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    The heated grips your on about sound a good job but is it not a ballicks to get the grip over the element with out righting it off ??

    The last couple of pairs of heated grips I fitted I put them on with silkaflex , its the dogs gonads fuck everything stuck with this stuff stays stuck for ever . Problem is when you want to remove the grips .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99sleepyhollow View Post
    The heated grips your on about sound a good job but is it not a ballicks to get the grip over the element with out righting it off ??

    The last couple of pairs of heated grips I fitted I put them on with silkaflex , its the dogs gonads fuck everything stuck with this stuff stays stuck for ever . Problem is when you want to remove the grips .
    What you do is stick the element on the bar, then spray the area where the grip is going with hairspray (just borrow some from Gav) and then put the grip over which will go on easy. The hairspray drys and sticks the grip to the element and bar. Then you can either peel back a bit and use whatever glue you want OR you can use lockwire in the groove in the OEM grips to secure them. Job done.

    Taking them off is a piece of piss too, take off the lockwire first though
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    Be carefull when using lockwire on grips with the element type heaters as its easy to sever the elecrical wire.
    Haven't done it myself but have heard of it happening to others.
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    Cheers Gareth ... Ya learn someint new everyday

    And I can't see Gav parting with his hair spray

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