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zappa

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Changing grips...
« on: September 06, 2016, 11:33:00 AM »
Call me stupid but I don't understand how I should be able to take off the grips, or more exact the handlebar plug. Is just brute force (after the screw has been removed)?

Mine are stuck real hard but I haven't had the guts to force them out, it's not even registered in Sweden yet so just some small farkling is going on (heated grips and GPS mount).

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Zappa

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Re: Changing grips...
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2016, 11:37:36 AM »
Here's a trick I learned relatively recently. Take the thinnest flat head screwdriver you have and slide it under the grips. Lift it up a little bit and spray windex or some other household cleaning spray. Repeat a couple times around the grip. Then start rotating the grip back and forth and it should loosen up and slide off easily. Similar process for getting it on, give it a couple hours, maybe a full day to dry up.

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Re: Changing grips...
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2016, 11:17:05 PM »
Yes I know the trick with windex. I was talking about the end cap that feels like it's stuck solid.

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Re: Changing grips...
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2016, 07:29:43 AM »
Well a good old whack with the rubber mallet (and a closer look at the parts fische (sp?) ) and I got it loose. Thought the construction within the handlebar was different.

So now the grips are in place just needs a few bits for the 12v connection and then I can get my fingers warm as well. :)

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Re: Changing grips...
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 02:29:38 PM »

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Re: Changing grips...
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 02:39:16 PM »

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Re: Changing grips...
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2016, 04:48:30 PM »
Very sharp looking.
Notice any functional difference due to the new levers?

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Re: Changing grips...
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2016, 01:50:12 AM »
Better change gear also braking on track, only need small touch on levers

zappa

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Re: Changing grips...
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2016, 08:10:00 AM »
Nice one...

I just went for the heated grip since the fall is coming to Sweden and it's starting to feel a bit nippy in the morning.

If I just could get the damn bike registered soon so I can start using it THIS year...  :'(

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Re: Changing grips...
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2016, 11:01:43 AM »
i plan ride to Sweden and Norway in next year but i think about 2nd ev bike - energica ego (that has got fast charger_