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Old 02-16-2018, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adhesive suggestions for re-installing handlebar grips?

My handle bar grips decided to fall off about 30 minutes into my ride last night.
Does anybody know if there's a preferred way of re-installing them? Should I be good with coating the insides with gorilla glue and slapping them back on?
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Old fashioned unscented aqua net hair spray. Seriously. Every old timer knows its perfect and leaves no trace when removed.
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Never tried AZ's method had a tube of grip glue from a Harley shop = it works.
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Wipe the bar or plastic bar cover-tube so surface is clean and dry. Protect bike and spray from about a foot to quickly dust hairspray on outside then make a second dusting pass. Push-on the dry grip with authority. Orient grip as part of that push-on. Minimum adjusting and then let it sit. Warm days maybe three hours. Overnight works good even in winter inside a garage for example. If its too cold it may freeze and fail.

Use basic aerosol hair spray. No scent. No volumizers or such. I've had it last for years.

That is about it. Grip glue works too.
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good to know about the hair spray technique thanks arizona. I have always used grip glue
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It may depends on brand or "strenght" but the hairspay way did not work when I tried it, I went grip glue
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Tried grip glue, the only time my grips did not stick!! Never tried hairspray! Spray paint is the way-spray it inside and let it set up for a short time, a minute or so depending on temp. Let is dry overnight if possible, heat gun or hair dryer works if you are in a hurry. Epoxy type paints seem to adhere best, IMO. Old motocross rider trick-good luck!
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PS-gorilla glue expands a bunch and would probably make a mess, along with never being able to remove them!! Great for other applications, non motorcycle. Welcome to the forum from another San Diego Warrior rider!!
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I would not use gorilla glue.

See how loose or tight your grips are in reference to the bar ends. Clean it up very well and if it is tight you can use hair spray. If they are a lil loose then some grip glue. Also I have used a double sided tape they use on golf clubs on some other bikes I have helped on.
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