removing motorcycle grips on my 1996 yamaha virago.

I bought this 1100 virago that someone had put some funky handlebars on, I bought stock bars but im having trouble getting the crome endcaps off the grips. any pointers?

if you're not keeping the end caps pry them of, break them off whatever you can do. if you get one off, you maybe be able to use compressed air and blow the other one off. if the grips are stuck on, yeah try wd40 and even compressed air
Getting off the grips... Spray WD40 under the edge and twist it. As for the end-cap... Drill a hole in the end and pry it off with a screwdriver.