How to remove left handlebar

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by grummy, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. grummy

    grummy Member

    I want to change my clutch handle, but the left rubber handlebar is very hard to go off.

    Is there any other way to remove this? beside to cut it?


  2. pedalpower

    pedalpower Member

    bike shops use compressed air but lacking that I use a tiny insulin needle and inject a little soapy water in a couple places-twists right off. good luck at the drug store :rolleyes:
  3. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    You mean hand grip or handle grip, right?

    I used compressed air - I have an air gun with a long slender nozzle. I also will use a light silicone aerosol lube with a squirter tube when they are really stuck - BUT if you use any lube warning WARNING :evil::-x WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING YOU WILL NEED TO CLEAN IT OFF BEFORE REASSEMBLY.:cool:
  4. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Guest

    All I use compress air or Rubbing Alcohol. Just use a screwdriver and pour a little between the grip and bars then spin the grip off. Rubbing alocohol evaporates and doesn't leave a residue. When reistalling, pour a little in the grip and slip in back on. If your in a rush spin the grip until it sticks and your're off to the races!
  5. Spray some WD-40 between the grip and the handlebar and it will come right off. To reinstall wipe everything off and used hairspray to slide it back in place and to hold it there.
  6. crazygringo

    crazygringo Member

    I slip a ziptie between the bar and the grip and spray 610 silicone spray lubricant in. I hear the bike shops use hairspray it lubes it at first but then becomes sticky when it dries never tried it though.
  7. grummy

    grummy Member

    It works! i put flat screwdriver first and spray with wd-40 then pull out the handlebar counter clockwise.

    Thanks guys
  8. Simon_A

    Simon_A Member

    I used WD40 as well.

    And hairspray is a brilliant idea to hold it on.
  9. I am glad I could help, I learned that many years ago.

  10. asfazrq

    asfazrq Member

    I was going to put a centrifugal clutch on my handle bar and I had the same issue. Thanks much to the people who were able to suggest solutions. WD-40 worked for me.
  11. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Just an observation I have had concerning the use of hair spray as a grip glue;
    The only kind I have had work reliably for me is Aqua Net extra hold.
    I have tried other brands and strengths, but none work nearly as well.
  12. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    Loosen the stem bolt to allow handlebars to fall to where the end of the grips are pointed downwards. Take a small screwdriver to pry loose the upper end of grip & spray WD40, or whatever in there while prying all the way around the grip. Clean WELL before reinstalling grip.
  13. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Windex spray works just as well and less clean-up.