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I've got some Pro Grip 719's on the way.

I'm planning to use the air compressor for the stock grip removal. Even though they're open end, I think it'll still help. If not, I may just cut them off.

For the Pro Grip install, I'm planning on spraying the inside with hairspray and working them on possibly with the help of the air compressor again.

Has anyone swapped out their grips? If so, was it pretty easy or do you have any tips? Does what I'm planning to do sound like it'll work, or do you have any other suggestions?

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I have pro grip gels on mine now. Compressed air and a thin screwdriver got them off fairly easy.

Getting the new ones on was fairly easy. Used a tiny tiny bit of grip glue and that was plenty to lube it up enough to slide on and position properly.
 

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I got the grips swapped out. Holy ****, the bar end weights were a PITA! I wasn't able to crack the bolts loose, so I just pulled the entire assembly out of the handlebar. Once I got the grips on and positioned, I just sprayed a little hairspray on the weights, and pressed them back into the bar. They're pretty snug, but they'll probably fly out going down the road. That's just my luck.
 

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Yep, getting the bar end weights out was an incredible job. I ended up taking out the entire assembly on one side and got the other end off by using a torch to heat an allen wrench stuck in the end to warm up the Red Loktite that was used. I then used a three foot long breaker bar with someone else making sure the bar stayed on the Allen key. It was quite the process! I used Tremont's video as a guide.
 
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