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Old 05-22-2008, 07:58 PM   #1
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Changing grips

To glue or not to glue, that is my question.

I've replaced grips without glue in the past and had no trouble but as this is for my track bike and I have a deathgrip problem I'm not sure.
Does glue make it a lot harder to remove them later?
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To glue or not to glue, that is my question.

I've replaced grips without glue in the past and had no trouble but as this is for my track bike and I have a deathgrip problem I'm not sure.
Does glue make it a lot harder to remove them later?
When i replaced the stock ones on my R6 I didn't glue. Lil bit of windex to get it on and they were perfect after drying. they dont slide at all. I know the stock ones were impossible to get off with that glue. Right side wasn't so bad but we fought with the left side for an hour and said fck it, just sliced that hoe off.
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Oh yeah slicing is the way to go, just gotta be careful on the throttle tube. It's plastic and you don't wanna cut or even put a deep scratch in it.
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I heard that can be a problem if they get wet, the hairspray turns to goo.
Any idea if that is true?
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take the old ones off using a air compressor...clean it with rubbing alcohol..then use a air compressor with a hose and put the tip of the air gun between the NEW grip and the bar and slide it on..no glue. no waiting to dry and they dont move...ever.
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I tried everything on my Ducati.....and the left side would still move after a couple hours of riding. A little glue and now it stays put.
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Safety wire ftmfw.

I use simple water that I work in under the grip and twist until it comes off. Clean the area, use a bit of water to put the new grip on with a twisting motion, and viola'. Safety wire the ends and you're golden.
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i guess my method is hard to explain but it works...compressor method with needle nose air nozzle. slide grip on as far as you can.... lift grip on bar side and shove nozzle under, between bar and grip, shoot air and push grip on at same time. This takes some technique, but works great once you master it.
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i used a lil spray paint on mine. makes for an easy installation and they stay put like glue. and they're not as hard to remove again if u decide to.
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We used hairy spray on our race bikes. It is slick when you put in on and drives sticky so the grip does not move.
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Ive used hairspray before without problems. Use as little as possible. On a side note, the windex idea reminds me of "my big fat greek wedding" ...
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Oh yeah slicing is the way to go, just gotta be careful on the throttle tube. It's plastic and you don't wanna cut or even put a deep scratch in it.
No the throttle side came off easy no slicing. It was the left side that was a .
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Thanks for all the input.
The left grip went on easy with a little windex and after drying overnight is rock solid.
The throttle sleeve is stock and has little ribs molded lengthwise, so that grip still moves a little. Should I remove it and sand off the ribs, making the sleeve smooth or use glue?
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Safety wire ftmfw.

I use simple water that I work in under the grip and twist until it comes off. Clean the area, use a bit of water to put the new grip on with a twisting motion, and viola'. Safety wire the ends and you're golden.
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You mean for removal?
I have the old grips off, I am asking for input on installing.
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I used the harris grip glue on the grip when I did my clip on install.
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You mean for removal?
I have the old grips off, I am asking for input on installing.
we use an old motoX trick,
clean the bars and apply ONE smooth layer of gaffer tape
wet with a little petrol/gas
push on the new grip
allow to dry
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I used the harris grip glue on the grip when I did my clip on install.
No need for glue...make a mess if you want to remove them(let's say you crash and damage the clip on but the grip is still good.) Safety wire FTW
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We don't tape our gaffers in the US.

So what is gaffer tape?
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