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 Post subject: Removing Lock On grips
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:53 am 
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I am having a hell of a time trying to remove some of these.

They have a couple of inbound screws and one on the cap. I take all these out and the things come off easily but there is a collar thing on the bars that I cannot see how to get off. Pics below.

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Anyone done this or have a clue what is holding these buggers so tight?


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Put the grip back on but don't fully tighten the bolt up, then pull/twist the grip the clamp should come off with it.

A little lubrication around the clamp may help

Or loosen the brake lever clamp bolt & use it like a slide hammer against the lock on clamp

You haven't overtightened them and crushed the carbon bar a bit have you? You only need to nip the clamp up enough to stop the grip from slipping


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:28 am 
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Wow, did it in a flash. Thanks for that, great tip.

First pair of Lock On grips that were on the bike when I got it and they are easy when you do it right.


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the ones with lock on collars that go over the grip are easier too, i've had a few grub screws go on that style on syncros grips


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:52 am 
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Sorted. :D


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Haha, you couldn't rests could you ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:17 am 
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mountainloz wrote:
Haha, you couldn't rests could you ;)


Hahahaha, indeed I couldn't and glad I did as the positioning is so much better now.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:40 am 
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Excellent!
Glad we did your hoses, I had a go at one of mine last night on a standard hose, done in seconds :D
You've not got a spare 180 rotor knocking around have you?
I have a 185 but it's binding on this caliper, just too big


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:13 pm 
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Think the rear on my Hayes is a 180. Bad thing is I have no idea what I have done with the thing. I found the front one last night when I was messing about which alerted me to the fact I have no idea where the rear is. I need to tidy up the shed and sharpish. I have a security solution to sort this weekend. :roll:


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