Re: pulled the string
On the bikes I have built that have multiple gears I remove the front derailer and place the chain on the center sproket (on the front). If the bike has twist grip shifters I move the rear derailer shifter to the left side and cut down the kits grip to meet up with it. Takes a little getting used to, but not long. Trying to shift on the throttle side is a real hassle to me no matter what kind of shift mechanism I've tried. An easy way to remove most grips is if you have an air compressor with an air nozzle just shoot air in the grip and it will come off very easily.
Not seeing the grips you have cant say for sure but they should be two seperate pieces. The shifter itself and a short grip that butts right up to it making it look like one piece.
Last edited by bluenosegoat; 03-11-2010 at 11:17 PM.