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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-14-2012, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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New way to glue grips

When installing my new grips yesterday, I came across yet a new way to do it that works great. Previously, I've always used 3M Trim Adhesive (AKA Gorilla Snot). I've also heard of using hairspray and other adhesives. The EMGO grips instructions suggested using rubber cement (like you get from Walmart, Office Depot, etc). I happen to have some so I gave it a shot. It worked great. I brushed some inside the grips, and they slid right on. Within 10 minutes, it was dry and the grips were good and tight.

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When installing my new grips yesterday, I came across yet a new way to do it that works great. Previously, I've always used 3M Trim Adhesive (AKA Gorilla Snot). I've also heard of using hairspray and other adhesives. The EMGO grips instructions suggested using rubber cement (like you get from Walmart, Office Depot, etc). I happen to have some so I gave it a shot. It worked great. I brushed some inside the grips, and they slid right on. Within 10 minutes, it was dry and the grips were good and tight.
Nice tip. I wonder how hard removal is? With hair spray, some compressed air or some water gets them to slip right off.

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I don't know yet. But I'm thinking with a twist and a grunt they'll come off fairly easy. That's why I used to use the 3m glue.

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I used electrical tape because I was sent 1 inchers instead of 7/8. The left side twists a bit, but won't fall off.

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I got a reverse question: If the non-throttle grip over time has come off about an inch, how to get them back on? It seems impossible to move.

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I got a reverse question: If the non-throttle grip over time has come off about an inch, how to get them back on? It seems impossible to move.
If you can't muscle it back, try taking some compressed air and popping it under the edge of the grip. That will help remove it, and then just use some rubber cement as noted to re-seat it, or even hairspray.

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I got a reverse question: If the non-throttle grip over time has come off about an inch, how to get them back on? It seems impossible to move.
Or you can just cut them off and treat yourself to a new pair of grips.......

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I got a reverse question: If the non-throttle grip over time has come off about an inch, how to get them back on? It seems impossible to move.
Here is what worked for me:
use a long, thin screwdiver blade and wedge it between the bars and the grips. Use WD40 and insert the straw in the gap and spray the snot out of it.
Work the grip to spread the WD40 and and it will slide off easily!

WD40 will easily clean up with a paper towel and evaporate. use soap and water to remove residue from the bars and the inside of the grip.

Now you can start over and re-install it.
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All excellent suggestions. Thanks, peeps! I'll try to update....

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Or you can just cut them off and treat yourself to a new pair of grips.......

That's what I do.
But what if i dont want to cut up my expensive kury grips?

I have had mine slip off over time, even after using the supplied grip glue. I just use a little penetrating oil (aerosol can) and wiggle them to get them all the way off. Then clean up with brake cleaner ( on the rag first, got to be careful around paint) and wipe dry. I've tried hair spray, grip glue, soap, etc. I have found that for a lasting grip you cant go wrong with some aerosol contact cement (3m spray adhesive is what i used). It wont chew up rubber and acts like a lube when wet.
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