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Old 01-14-2009, 09:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Calliway View Post
Very timely thread for me as I am about to do the same when my New Bonnie Black Clubmans get here......

I am trying to understand the throttle grip...... and I have no idea about it since I have never taken it apart. What is the grip actually on since it rotates freely? Can I just slide the whole throttle assembly and grip off the end if I loosen it from the bars and take off the bar end?
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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just did mine. pour boiling hou water over the old ones, and they slid off pretty easy. Put the new ones in hot water (not boiling) for a few minuets, and they will slid on
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Grip question

I've read many posts about using the air compressor/WD40 to get grips on and off. Any recommendations for the hard plastic grips on the McQueen T100? The grips aren't really flexible enough to get a screwdriver between the grip and the bar and there isn't enough space to get at it from the flanged end.

Also, any recommendations for a more comfortable 1" grip that fits with the McQueen subdued style? Thanks!
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:51 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I did this not 2 weeks ago, as mentioned in other threads get some canned air, remove any screws from the grips. Work the spray air tube under the end of the grips.

Squirt the canister and the grips will inflate like a balloon - whilst this is happening wiggle them gently off. If you know your new grips are ok, just cut the old ones on.

WD40 to get the new ones on - had no issues with slipping - I found it a real bitch to get them on and used a fair amount of wd40
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:05 AM   #16 (permalink)
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did I order the right new grips

The grips in thumbnail from Third Gear arrived today. They are about a quarter inch shorter than the stock ones. I've put bar end mirrors on and I put locktite on threads....great )
Have Genmar riser coming from NewBonneville which may take up to 4 more weeks to arrive but want to put grips on now/tomorrow.
My question is;with the new grips being a tad shorter would loosening off the bar clamps (controls) and just pushing them closer work...yes/no? But when the risers go on will there be enough slack in the cables remaining or do I return the cute grips?
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:36 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Getting a Grip

Mr. Calliway,

To answer your question about the throttle.

The throttle grip is the same as the left hand side except that it is inserted over the throttle sleeve. That sleeve just rotates on the handle bar and is held captive by the ear which holds the throttle cable ends that rotates in the housing.

I might be wrong but I doubt that the whole assembly can come off with the cables attached. There is probably not enough slack in the cables. It would net you nothing anyway as with the assembly in place on the bars, it gives you a firm platform to remove the grip.

I personally use rubbing alcohol and compressed air for grip work.

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