Just replaced the standard grips on my VFR800 with some nice soft ones and was having trouble getting the old ones off. Got a can of compressed air - like used to clean dust out of computers etc, jammed the little plastic hose up the inside of the grip, pressed. Off came the grip easy as anything. Just a little twisting motion while gently pulling. If they are glued on this might not work, however. I've been asking lots here so I thought I might contribute... hope someone finds it useful!