pull really hard!..... seriously work a slim screwdriver around under them, spraying some wd 40 under them helps, and work them off. the ends pull off
Just aheads up, that is only for non-heated grip removal. This I learned on my first handlebar replacement.
2012 XCT "Marguerite"
PCV and AT, brake light strobe
Passenger arm rests and handles, driver back rest
Lloydz filter, 1 1/8 hole drilled in muffler baffles,
Harley lugage rack, Ness modular apes
Chrome caps have to come off first. Heat grip instructions yanking them off with a plier as they provide replacements. I've read where others have had luck with a rubber trap wrench. Myself, I pulled back the existing grip a bit and got a small flat blade between the bar and the cap. Twisted the driver a little, moved about 90deg around the cap and twisted a little more. Did this all around and they came off fine. Was able to reuse them.
When I replaced my handle bars, I was able to "save" my stock grips and chrome end by taking them off using the following method.
1. using a 6" or so piece of 2 x 4, place one end between the rubber of the grip and the flat of the chrome end
2. tap with a hammer of the 2 x 4...move 2 x 4 around the circumference of this area at gently tap out the chrome tip from the bar until completely removed
3. using a small flat blade screw driver, separate the rubber grip from bar enough to allow you to spray some wd-40 between the grip and the bar.
4. twist on the grip until it breaks free and then remove.
hope this helps
2011 Victory Cross Roads- Sunset Red
Victory Tall Shield
Victory Passenger Backrest
Custom Mufflers from Coastal Victory
Cross Country Bars
Victory Soft Bag Protectors
Front/Rear Fender Guards
Lloyds Air Filter