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10-17-2012 02:35 PM
JCee
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Originally Posted by DaveT319 View Post
The rubber cement.
I was surprised how well it worked myself. Time will tell how well it holds up but they seem pretty snug.
10-17-2012 02:00 PM
DaveT319
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Originally Posted by kc2dgq View Post
what worked?? cutting them off or WD-40??
The rubber cement.
10-17-2012 01:14 PM
kc2dgq
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Originally Posted by DaveT319 View Post
Thanks, tried this today, worked great.
what worked?? cutting them off or WD-40??
10-17-2012 05:07 AM
TSmith68 I bought a set of grips when I bought the bike and used the grip glue that came with them on the left side, and so far it hasn't moved. I know it's going to be major surgery to get it off when I need to replace them. The right side I had to buy another barrel because when I tried to get the grip on it busted the plastic all to pieces.
I'm going to hunt around and find a metal barrel to replace it when I do replace the grips.
10-17-2012 01:59 AM
DaveT319 Thanks, tried this today, worked great.
10-16-2012 12:21 PM
M_Angell Guess it depends on the style of grip too. Moulded rubber grips have a harder time slipping it seems. Metal grips with rubber inserts inherently have more movement because they have more parts. Micro movements caused by vibration will break the adhesive free.

After i got my kury grips i havent had them slip on me once.
10-16-2012 11:58 AM
Knifemaker
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Originally Posted by M_Angell View Post
But what if i dont want to cut up my expensive kury grips?

Maybe that's the lesson here... I've actually never had a grip slip on me. I just replace then every 3-4 years because they wear. Cheap grips it seems don't slip. I use clear spray lacquer (kinda like hairspray eh?) and when the grip gets worn I cut it off with a razor blade and put on a new one.

Likely helps to get the right size too. If your grips are really slipping that much you might be holding them too tight.........
10-16-2012 08:50 AM
M_Angell
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Originally Posted by Knifemaker View Post
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.
10-16-2012 07:15 AM
DACataldo All excellent suggestions. Thanks, peeps! I'll try to update....
10-15-2012 01:30 PM
kc2dgq
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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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