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post #1 of 13 Old Nov 5th, 2011, 11:53 am Thread Starter
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Grip Glue?

Just put new grips on the LT. Problem is - have used two different types of glue and once the heat element are on for a while the glue gives way. I have used molding adhesive and regular grip glue from the bike shop. Neither held up to the grip heat.

Any suggestions what to use that will still hold when the heat is on??

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post #2 of 13 Old Nov 5th, 2011, 12:15 pm
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Re: Grip Glue?

I've never tried it but I'm told golf tape works. In the past I've used hairspray on grips and it's worked well, but I would imagine that if grip glue isn't holding, hair spray wouldn't either. I'd be giving the golf tape a shot if it were me. Hope this helps.

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Re: Grip Glue?

I have seen hair spray used for an adhesive. Harley uses super glue.
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Re: Grip Glue?

This glue has worked well for me:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

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post #5 of 13 Old Nov 6th, 2011, 3:31 am
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Re: Grip Glue?

Some over here in Germany use Brake cleaner spray. Make the grip flushing easy on and after the liquid evaporate you have good connection without any slip between handle bar and grip.

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Re: Grip Glue?

I just did mine and used 2 part epoxy...thats what the bike shop said they used. Hope I never have to replace them again.

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Some over here in Germany use Brake cleaner spray. Make the grip flushing easy on and after the liquid evaporate you have good connection without any slip between handle bar and grip.

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At a Suzuki dealership I worked at years ago, we used brake cleaner or electrical contact cleaner to help slide them on, and no glue or adhesive at all. I understood that Suzuki did the same; at least I removed a number of grips but don't recall ever seeing any adhesive on the grips or bars.
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I used this from Cycle Gear: http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...lue/web1006259

Only $1.99 for a small tube (best to find local shop - shipping would cost more than the glue!) You end up using 1/2 a tube or so; saves you from buying a larger tube and having it sit around for a few years waiting for you to wear out your grips!

I also put those foam rubber grips over the stock grips (2 layers) to give the grips a larger diameter and longer life (the cheap foam rubber grips wear out, not your expensive BMW ones...)

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Re: Grip Glue?

Got mine from the local Honda dealer. There seems to be a fine line between too much and not enough. Make sure it has time to setup all the way before you take the bike out.

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Re: Grip Glue?

I put Grip Puppies on my K1600 GTL and did not use any glue. The fit was tight and they don't move.

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Re: Grip Glue?

A few drops of dish washing liquid and water... I would stay away from solvents (which of course are present in glue as well) since it will attack not only the new grip puppies but also your insanely expensive BMW (heated) grips as well.

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I have used hairspray on everything with handle bars including personal watercraft and never had a problem. Trick is to clean both surfaces with alcohol. The heat won't be a problem as it is with a glue.
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Re: Grip Glue?

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Originally Posted by Sunderland

I also used it on my LT but , Iam working for that company as a Sales Eng , serving a part of the motorcycle and car industry, like BMW, KTM on the bike side

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