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Old 05-23-2008, 11:53 AM   #21
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We don't tape our gaffers in the US.

So what is gaffer tape?
Google is your friend

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaffer_tape
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:57 AM   #22
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We don't tape our gaffers in the US.

So what is gaffer tape?

an essential in any toolbox

I think you may call it duct tape
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:20 PM   #23
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It is easily torn by hand so no cutting tools are necessary. The adhesive used is a high quality synthetic rubber which leaves little or no residue when removed. It usually comes in 2"-wide rolls, and the cloth composition allows a consistent tear, which means it easily tears into two 1" strips, if needed. Gaffer tape should not be compared to duct tape, a far cheaper product which does not tear cleanly and leaves a residue when removed. [3]

I see now what it is though. Thanks for the info.
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I use carb cleaner to remove the old and to slide the new on. It dries fast.
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So what is gaffer tape?
Duct tape.

Leave the throttle tube as-is. No need to be smooth and the ribs (for her pleasure ) do help a bit with movement.

I am very hesitant to use any glue on the throttle, as well as tape in Houston (heat is a with that stuff). I've used the hairspray method before on my street bikes, and it has worked fine.

Personally, I try to use no adhesives at all on the grips because of the heat alone.
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Grips installed, no glue. They seem ok, next track day will tell the tale.

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Grips installed, no glue. They seem ok, next track day I will ride the bike and they'll slide off. Then I'll look for safety wire because TomLSTD is King Daddy; additionally, he is always right.

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...... but when i have problems being able to screw other things i normally tie them up and lube the out of it. dont be afraid do get rough with it. if you cant handle it with the tool you have maybe the task is to hard for you. in which case if could be time for some tag team action and maybe even a foursome...
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just use break cleaner. you don't need any glue. when i put my Rental on my bike, i just spray with break cleaner all the way around and slide it right in. don't wait too long after spray. try that..
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