i thought i'd post my install of the rizoma sportline grips. i'm installing them on cyclecat clip ons. i saw someone else do a how-to on grips but that was for the standard rubber grip type, a slightly different installation process that doesn't require removing the cam/sleeve.
BTW, i bought my grips from PJ's and got them in 3 days...thanks!
first, remove the bar ends with an allen key.EDIT
: Darkstar pointed out that i didn't need to remove the grip from the throttle tube. duh
yes, that's true, you could just disassemble the throttle cable housing and just slide the whole thing off. totally unneccessary step to remove the grip...oh well...thanks Darkstar.removal of the grips:
i used the method others have recommended and the original grips came off with ease. this is the screwdriver/WD-40 technique.
stick the screwdriver inside the grip, spray a little WD40 inside then do it again at a different part of the grip (see pic). you'll only need a little WD40, i did 3 quick sprays around the diameter. pull the screwdriver out a little and then doing a twist/pull action, it slides right off.
here's what the plastic throttle sleeve looks like underneath the grip.
next, disassemble the throttle housing the cable. you only need to unscrew 2x 8mm head screws and 2 phillips head screws. you'll notice the cable end with the ball connected to the cam. remove the cable from the cam and the sleeve will be free to remove.
clean up the bars with alcohol or any cleaner good cleaner that cleans grease and oil.
next, open your brand spanking new and beautiful rizoma grips! aaah.
obviously, the grip with the teeth on it is for the throttle side. you'll have to match up your original cam from the choice of 3 cams provided by rizoma. then line up the teeth on the grip and the cam and connect.
the rizoma grips are slightly bigger in diameter so you'll need to put something on the handle bar so they sit firm. otherwise the grips will have a little play in them. i used a piece of electrical tape, only going once around and at 3 different points on the handle bar. this method seems to work so far for me. sorry but i forgot to take a pic of this step. ..anyone else who has a better solution, please post up. i'd like to improve on it.
slide those new puppies onto the bar and now you're ready to connect the throttle cable to the new cam and reassemble the throttle housing (is that what they call that thing???)
just retrace your steps when you disassembled it. only thing to watch for is to make sure you line up the little post on the inside of the casing to the little hole on the handle bar (see pic).
the left grip is the same process but obviously there's no cable involved. my left bar already had a coating of some form of sticky type of substance (see pic) which i just left on and i put the new grip right over it and it's a firm fit. otherwise you'd have to put something else to do the same job. does anyone know what that stuff is called???
here's a quick shot of my dirty bike and the new grips after install. still debating bar end mirrors or stalks so the bar ends are just the stock ones for now. i love the look of the rizoma bar ends as they're matched perfectly to their grips.
anyone else have other suggestions on this install, please post up...