Simple Question, Complex Answer??? - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old Aug 6th, 2007, 6:08 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 133
Simple Question, Complex Answer???

Why can't I keep the hand grips on my LT?? I have the non-heated grips, and I've replaced them twice after the previous ones slip off. The second time I replaced them, I used the super-duper grip glue that my local (Honda) dealer recommended.

I put them on using the little compressed air trick, now three weeks later, I'm again having to modify my throttle hand because the bottom 1/4 of the grip is limp.

What does it take??????? I've heard hairspray, but didn't have any. At this point I've gotta cut these off, and re-install new ones (might as well for ten bucks). I'd really rather they stay in place this time. Opinions???

Last edited by WildernessJeep; Aug 6th, 2007 at 6:13 pm.
WildernessJeep is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old Aug 6th, 2007, 6:14 pm
Member
 
VincesBMW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Solon, Ohio, USA
Posts: 51
I used to use hairspray on my goldwing all the time it does work great

Live Free and ride
My Rides
1974 Honda CB360T
1982 Suzuki 750G
1980 Honda Gold Wing
1993 Honda Gold Wing
1995 Harley Road King
1999 BMW 1200LT

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
<center>


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

VincesBMW is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old Aug 6th, 2007, 6:33 pm
Senior Member
 
RonKMiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Posts: 6,279
If you've got any adhesive residue left over get some 3M adhesive remover and clean with a microfiber towel. Then, rough up the tubes with garnet sand paper, (it will cut chrome) rinse with alcohol and let air dry. Spray on a LIGHT coat of 3M Super 90 spray glue and pop the grips on with a rubber mallet just before the glue dries completely - only about 30 seconds or so. They ain't goin' nowhere.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"Like Butt-ahh!"
RonKMiller is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 Old Aug 6th, 2007, 8:14 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 133
3M makes great products. I'll try it.

Thanks,

r
WildernessJeep is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old Aug 6th, 2007, 8:37 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 133
Somebody said the compressed air trick was "bad for it", and would make the glue not set.

Anybody else have that problem, or is the guy just trying to make me cuss (more) ?????
WildernessJeep is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old Aug 6th, 2007, 8:41 pm
Member
 
bikertz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Labadieville, LA, USA
Posts: 90
I've got the same problem with the gel grips I use. When they start inching their way off, I turn on the heat and push them back on. After this happens a couple of times, I simply slide them off and spray some more hair spray on them and put them back on. That'll hold them in place for about a month, then the slipping starts all over again.

Tommy
02 K12 LT - 251,000 Miles and counting
442,000+ BMW Miles and counting
bikertz is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old Aug 6th, 2007, 10:16 pm
Senior Member
 
RonKMiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Posts: 6,279
Quote:
Originally Posted by WildernessJeep
3M makes great products. I'll try it.

Thanks,

r
Yep, they sure do. The garnet paper actually cuts into the plating and makes thousands of small grooves for the glue to grip - greatly increasing surface area. Cut it into small, long strips and "floss" the tube at different angles until it's nice and dull.

Super 90 is super expensive, but don't go for the cheesey off brand stuff - or even 3M 77 adhesive which is about half the price - or they'll fall of AGAIN.




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"Like Butt-ahh!"
RonKMiller is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old Aug 7th, 2007, 1:32 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Savannah, GA, USA
Posts: 1,893
Try Permatex black super weatherstrip adhesive. I put new weatherstripping on my car using it, and once set, it will NOT let go. Clean the inside of the grip with brake parts cleaner along with the handlebar. Put a thin coat on both and quickly slide the grip in place. Let sit overnight to make sure it has all set.
Morley is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old Aug 7th, 2007, 6:05 am
Senior Member
 
mpillis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Union, Ky, USA
Posts: 834
Grips

I can't remember what it is called but it is the tape I used to put golf grips on some clubs I made. Wrap the handlebar with the tape and then rub it down with mineral spirits. The grips slide on real easy. Then let sit for 24 hours. Has always worked for me.

Marc Pillis- MSF Rider Coach
Union, Kentucky
2005 LT
2004 R1150GS Adventure
2013 DR650
mpillis is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old Aug 7th, 2007, 6:07 am
Senior Member
 
mpillis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Union, Ky, USA
Posts: 834
Grips

I can't remember what it is called but it is the tape(siome kinda double sided tape) I used to put golf grips on some clubs I made. Wrap the handlebar with the tape and then rub it down with mineral spirits. The grips slide on real easy. Then let sit for 24 hours. Has always worked for me.

Marc Pillis- MSF Rider Coach
Union, Kentucky
2005 LT
2004 R1150GS Adventure
2013 DR650
mpillis is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old Aug 7th, 2007, 7:47 am
Senior Member
 
omurphy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: savannah, GA, USA
Posts: 235
hair spray didn't work for me. most have water as an ingredient. i used gasket shellac it didn't work. then i cleaned the old adhesives out with a wire brush and reapplied with gasket shellac. it worked. so if at first you don't succeed then clean it and try again.

Last edited by omurphy; Aug 7th, 2007 at 7:49 am. Reason: misspelled a word
omurphy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suspension adjustment assembly question davek1 K1200LT 2 May 8th, 2007 9:24 am
Oil question (hopefully simple and non-combative) mowoc K1200LT 6 Jul 29th, 2006 1:25 pm
New bike, and a simple question - I hope sprangw K1200LT 8 Feb 14th, 2006 10:36 am
Sound system accessory question SMGray K1200LT 13 Oct 25th, 2005 12:44 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome