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Has anyone done this? I want to change the OEM grips as I find them a bit too thin and want some softer slightly fatter ones. All the ones I looked at in a M/C dealer didn't have the tapered end to fit the Scrambler, any suggestions?
 

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Little Owl,
Not sure exactly what you mean, tapered end.
The bar end is more like a plastic plug and easy to get off.
Unscrew the end allen bolt about 3 full turns (not off altogether)
Tap the said bolt inwards till flush (it will POP), grab the bar end with your fist and sharply tug and hopefully it will pop out of the bars.

Take a longish screwdriver (thinnest possible) or being a female you SHOULD have a knitting needle, (ouch, that stung)
Insert needle between bars and the grip from the end creating an air gap, spray WD40 or again being female you SHOULD have washing up liquid not to far away.
Grab the grip and good twist and pull.

Putting on the new ones, you have a choice of either buying grips complete with blanked ends and not use the original end caps.
Or get the open ended type and refit your own ends or get after market ones in a jazzy colour.

Clean the bars with brake clean or use a solvent like nail polish, (you should have that too)
Now this is where opinions differ, me, I use brake clean or nail cleaner if your quick as it evaporates fast.
Pour some inside the grip and slide it on asap, the solvent evaporates and leaves the grip dry and because its spotless it grips well. It doesn't damage the rubber as some may point out, it's not exposed long enough.
And when you've done all that you can get yourself back in the kitchen to prepare dinner.......
 

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I realize that you are all kidding about the funny, overtly sexist comments, but I am sure that our female members have heard them all before, so let's keep it on topic. littleowl asked a question about grips and I am sure that she was just looking for info, and not cracks about "generic female roles."
 

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I realize that you are all kidding about the funny, overtly sexist comments, but I am sure that our female members have heard them all before, so let's keep it on topic. littleowl asked a question about grips and I am sure that she was just looking for info, and not cracks about "generic female roles."
And Hui gave her a complete and comprehensive answer.
I hope Gill realises we are just kidding.
No offence intended to any of the female members.
 

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Hui said:
Now this is where opinions differ, me, I use brake clean or nail cleaner if your quick as it evaporates fast.
Pour some inside the grip and slide it on asap, the solvent evaporates and leaves the grip dry and because its spotless it grips well. It doesn't damage the rubber as some may point out, it's not exposed long enough.
For what it's worth, I use brake cleaner to remove and refit grips, that way you don't have to clean out any soap or lubricant as the grip simply slides off and evaporates. Same when fitting the new grips, give it a good spray though, too little and it will evaporate too quickly and the grip will stick half way down.

By tapered end, I'm presuming that LO means the end closest to the switch gear, which on the throttle side butts up against the chamfered ennd of the throttle tube.

The original Ducati grips also have a slight lip to lift over this and help locate the grip as well as 4 indents. These will probably be missing from most thicker aftermarket grips.

Simpler to try, and softer as well, you could just try Grip Puppies which simply fit over your existing grip.



Link - Grip Puppies


Otherwise, I quite like the chunky grips on the old R1100 / R1150 BMW models, which were much nicer than the new F800, R1200 style grips which replaced them.

Link - Motorworks BMW Motorcycle Specialists - Shop - Spares and Accessories
 

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I use brake cleaner to slide mine off and on, using a couple of very thin screwdrivers to open the grip to allow it to flow around the bars. I've fitted Oxford soft touring grips, but they don't have the lip on the throttle side :-( They are loads more comfy than the oe grips, I found the ridges a pain on mine.
 

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For what it's worth, I use brake cleaner to remove and refit grips, that way you don't have to clean out any soap or lubricant as the grip simply slides off and evaporates. Same when fitting the new grips, give it a good spray though, too little and it will evaporate too quickly and the grip will stick half way down.

By tapered end, I'm presuming that LO means the end closest to the switch gear, which on the throttle side butts up against the chamfered ennd of the throttle tube.

The original Ducati grips also have a slight lip to lift over this and help locate the grip as well as 4 indents. These will probably be missing from most thicker aftermarket grips.

Simpler to try, and softer as well, you could just try Grip Puppies which simply fit over your existing grip.



Link - Grip Puppies


Otherwise, I quite like the chunky grips on the old R1100 / R1150 BMW models, which were much nicer than the new F800, R1200 style grips which replaced them.

Link - Motorworks BMW Motorcycle Specialists - Shop - Spares and Accessories
Yes you know exactly what I mean Joe Bar thank you! I didn't know if the other grips with 'flat ends' would do, as I am female and obviously don't know much apart from cooking and cleaning! It's ok I don't get offended I know I am in a 'man's world' which is why I ask these questions. But I do most of the DIY in my house which has included putting up kitchen units, replacing a barn roof and making stable doors all on my own :D.

Anyhow it was the man in the shop who said he only had one pair of grips with 'tapered ends' which he thought would suit, that is why I mentioned them. I've ordered some grip puppies as it seems an easy option for now, not sure if they will be too fat for my little female hands though :rolleyes:
 

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I use brake cleaner to slide mine off and on, using a couple of very thin screwdrivers to open the grip to allow it to flow around the bars. I've fitted Oxford soft touring grips, but they don't have the lip on the throttle side :-( They are loads more comfy than the oe grips, I found the ridges a pain on mine.
How do they fit against the lip, can you post a pic? I did find some really comfy cheaper grips but didn't get them as I wasn't sure they would fit. Yes it's the ridges I don't like plus the fact they are a bit hard
 

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Just some cheap ebay ones, Pazzo copies. I've had 3 or 4 pairs now, with not a single quality issue ;-) Albie posted a link to the same ones a while back.
 

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I had a similar issue with my grips.i felt that they were to thin! So for a $1.40 delivered free I put on these cheap grip covers. They work well. But I had to get the black marker out as the colour was a bit silly



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Just used brake cleaner to slide them kn quick, then used a thin screwdriver to allow air to evaporate the cleaner. They are solid on the bars ;-)
 

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Well I am trying Grip Puppies, I've got them on but not sure if they are a bit fat for me - hopefully going for a ride tomorrow. They may be ok with summer gloves but can see them being awkward with winter ones :rolleyes:. If they are I'll get the cheap grips I saw the other day :)
 
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