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Fly man




PostSubject: Grip Install help required   Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:47 am

How are you getting your grips glued on securely. Before i do it again I want to get it right the first time. My last kick at the can was on my xr650r and the left grip was insecure and would turn on the bars. It took me 3 attempts to get it solid.
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Caldsy

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PostSubject: Re: Grip Install help required   Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:15 pm

some people use hairspray.. others wire the grips onto the bars. I bought some cheap plastic epoxy from a parts store for $3. didn't need to put much on the inside of the grip.. make sure you roll the grip around in your hand so the epoxy goes throughout the inside of the grip. toss it on and set it where you want a leave it overnight to it will cure. no troubles with mine. cut them off when it's time to change them.
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kolotour




PostSubject: Re: Grip Install help required   Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:41 pm

Hi, I use a little rattle can spray paint.  Grip slides on easily when paint is wet.  Paint dries. Grip is solid. Comes off easily with a  long narrow screwdriver and a little gasoline.
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Fly man




PostSubject: Re: Grip Install help required   Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:49 pm

Thanks guys. It is appreciated very much.
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Biglake




PostSubject: Re: Grip Install help required   Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:17 pm

I put them on two different ways depending on which product I have at the time.

Amazing automotive goop (its made to glue rubber to steel so it works really good) Use a small amount, put a bead on the bars and twist the grip as you slide it on to cover the entire inside of the grip, this stuff takes 24 hours to dry.

Option two is wrapping the bars with electrical tape then spraying the bars and inside of the grip with brake cleaner, slide the grips on quick as this drys fast, you can ride 10 minutes after installing the grips this way. I read about doing it this way in a dirt bike magazine years ago, some factory mx bike mechanic did em this way.

Either way you will have to cut the grip off when its time to change em again.

I safety wire the grips too no matter how I glue them on, this helps keep dirt and water out when I wash the bike.

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gatorfan

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PostSubject: Re: Grip Install help required   Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:40 pm

Gorilla Glue. It's activated with H2O so if you wet the inside of the grip with H2O it will slide on with not too much trouble. Work quickly though.

Dries like grip was welded on. Couldn't move them if I wanted to.
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Evol

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PostSubject: Re: Grip Install help required   Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:45 pm

I use air.
That's it.
I slide the grips on with an airgun.
They never move.
No glue or wires.
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gatorfan

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PostSubject: Re: Grip Install help required   Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:52 pm

Evol wrote:
I use air.
That's it.
I slide the grips on with an airgun.
They never move.
No glue or wires.

You ever ride MX with grips put on that way? (no sarcasm intended there - real Q)
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Fly man




PostSubject: Re: Grip Install help required   Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:18 pm

I have gorilla glue here so will try It. I know that using nothing fails, and construction adhesive does not hold up, and epoxy also failed.
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Evol

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PostSubject: Re: Grip Install help required   Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:02 am

gatorfan wrote:
Evol wrote:
I use air.
That's it.
I slide the grips on with an airgun.
They never move.
No glue or wires.

You ever ride MX with grips put on that way? (no sarcasm intended there - real Q)
Yes. I rode my old CR250 without glue/wires.
Not sure it makes a difference, but I always use Renthal grips.
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mcdoudlehopper

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PostSubject: Re: Grip Install help required   Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:41 pm

scratch I always use a bit of dish soap. Takes two days to dry but becomes sticky after that and don't move on me.
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blusmoke




PostSubject: Re: Grip Install help required   Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:03 am

+1 on the air
I literally smack my grips on, slide the grip on a little bit and then give a good smack or two with the palm of your hand. The grip will slide right on as the air trapped inside farts out. If you get stuck fire up the ol' air compressor.

Rubbing alcohol is a good alternative to dish soap and dries a little faster. Some grips are more prone to sliding/twisting on the bars. I tried the pro taper pillow top grips before, I liked them but they seemed to twist a lot wore pretty fast compared to the tried and true bargain brand grips.
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Leo167




PostSubject: Re: Grip Install help required   Sat May 09, 2015 7:12 am

How difficult is it to remove dried gorilla glue residue in order to prep for new grips
or is it just "F it" glue it and install the new ones without prepping the surface?
guessing same procedure for the throttle side?
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gatorfan

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PostSubject: Re: Grip Install help required   Sat May 09, 2015 7:32 am

Leo167 wrote:
How difficult is it to remove dried gorilla glue residue in order to prep for new grips
or is it just "F it" glue it and install the new ones without prepping the surface?
guessing same procedure for the throttle side?

You should get the old glue off so the surface is even in preparation for the new grips.

It'll take a little effort. Maybe even a light hit with sandpaper.
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