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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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For some reason my left handle grip is sliding off the handle bar a little bit at a time. Maybe it is vibrating off(?) At first I could beat it back on by laying a little board across the end of the grip and beating it with a hammer. That doesn't seem to work anymore. What the heck is going on? The grip has slid off about one-half inch from where it used to be and doesn't want to go back. 2005 VN750.
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For some reason my left handle grip is sliding off the handle bar a little bit at a time. Maybe it is vibrating off(?) At first I could beat it back on by laying a little board across the end of the grip and beating it with a hammer. That doesn't seem to work anymore. What the heck is going on? The grip has slid off about one-half inch from where it used to be and doesn't want to go back. 2005 VN750.
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if i were u i would prolly just lift up part of it and blow air w/ an air nossel into it to take it off. after taking it off wash it and the bars. put the grip on wet, but put hairspray on it also.

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Thanks Oglejust. I will give that a shot tomorrow. I have a little 3 gallon air compressor that might do the trick.
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Thanks Oglejust. I will give that a shot tomorrow. I have a little 3 gallon air compressor that might do the trick.
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ya it dont take much air.... just enuff to lift the grip. u dont even have to do that if u can get the grip off w/o it.

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I put my grips on w hairspray. First rain ride I was caught in, the left one startd slipping off. Soon as everythign was dry I pullied it off, shot a tough of spray adhesie on it and slide it back on. I might have to cut it off later but I'd hate to be in a turn and it slips off in my hand.
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I put my grips on w hairspray. First rain ride I was caught in, the left one startd slipping off. Soon as everythign was dry I pullied it off, shot a tough of spray adhesie on it and slide it back on. I might have to cut it off later but I'd hate to be in a turn and it slips off in my hand.
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Mine is doing the same thing, but seems to be holding pretty good, only have to beat it back on about every couple of months... I think they are supposed to be glued from the factory... I know the Kawasaki shop sells a grip glue for about $2, guess I should get a tube and do mine also...
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You can use spray paint, it works great!
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silicone caulking works great to

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You can also use a mix of water and dishsoap; helps them slide on a little easier and when the mixture dries, the soap acts like a glue but the "seal" is easier to break when or if you need to take them off.
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