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    MSX handle bar grips

    I intend to use a UMI start/stop,VTS housing on my Original MSX bars, it looks like the grips are vulcanized on. Can any one confirm this? I like the originals but will need to replace them if they are ruined during removal.

    If I do have to replace them (original not available as a spare part) what do you guys recommend?
    I do not like the grips like the ones fitted to the Yamaha FX SHO, uncomfortable compared to the polaris ones. It is not just my soft hands, mrs Kosh thinks the same.

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    I don't know if they are vulcanized on or not, but if it is just adhesive you could try heating them up with a blowdryer or heat gun and see if they loosen up a bit. I would not recommend trying any solvents as this may have adverse affect on the grips.

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    Can't believe they don't sell seperate. I checked it out and they don't.

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    Most prefer the ODI lock on grips....

    http://www.odigrips.com/watercraftgrips.aspx

    You can add custom etching for that personalized look too...

    http://www.odigrips.com/roguepwclock-ongrips120mm.aspx

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    Thanks for the feedback. I like the look of the ruffian over the rogue. Are they that much better people change them out for good originals?







    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyA View Post
    Most prefer the ODI lock on grips....

    http://www.odigrips.com/watercraftgrips.aspx

    You can add custom etching for that personalized look too...

    http://www.odigrips.com/roguepwclock-ongrips120mm.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kosh View Post
    Are they that much better people change them out for good originals?
    Well, I don't think that they're far and away better, and I might not replace them just to replace them. But, if you have to replace your originals it's nice to have the lock on's for easy on and off and they are nice!

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    Kosh were you able to get the stock ones off without umm... 'surgery'?

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    Looked at the job 3 times and could not get motivated. If the job turns sour it will take some time for the grips to arrive ( have not ordered them yet) and I don't like things half done.
    I will try a small section this weekend
    Quote Originally Posted by Redrum View Post
    Kosh were you able to get the stock ones off without umm... 'surgery'?

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    try heating and use compressed air in one side and hold the other with your free hand.they will blow off

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    Quote Originally Posted by rr44red View Post
    try heating and use compressed air in one side and hold the other with your free hand.they will blow off
    Now there a good idea!

    I checked again at the weekend and tried to lift to no avail. I ordered asset of ruffian ODI grips and will leave as is until they arrive.

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