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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???
 

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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. ;)
 

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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) ?????
 

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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.
 

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WildernessJeep said:
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. :(


 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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