No real adhesion. Take your time, start from one end, use something very sharp and peel the grip away from the tube while cutting into it. I started from the inner end because it was easy to grab and pull away to cut. I used my Kershaw 3" folding knife and it sliced right into it. Basically the tubes that the grips are on have recessed channels that triumph laid the resistance heat wire into. Then they covered the tube and wire with some kind of thin layer of epoxy or something then they put the grips over with some kind of weak adhesive. If you cut and carefully peel away the grips they will come off. The epoxy layer on mine peeled off in a couple of spots on the first one I did but I just patched over it with some electrical tape and went slower on the second one and it came off without damaging the epoxy layer at all. I slid the new gel grips on with some rubbing alcohol and the heated grips still work perfect.SapperSprintGT,
I did not know that you could cut the rubber off of the heated grips.
I hate those things with a passion.
There's no adhesive to worry about?
I don't know who spec'd the grips on the OEM heated assembly but they are rock hard and the ridges cut off blood circulation. I went for a long 6 hour ride yesterday and the new grips are perfect and so much more comfortable.