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#136565 - 05/04/17 08:44 PM Grip glue
Qwazert Offline
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Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 326
Loc: Lower Rainland BC
I bought a new set of pillow-top grips a few weeks back, and I'm having a heckuva time getting them to stick!!!
In the past, I've used dish soap with amazing success...didn't work.
Others suggested hair spray...didn't hold (pardon the pun).
My next option is some spray adhesive.

What do others use when you don't have grip glue?
2009 XT250, 2010 DR650

#136570 - 05/05/17 01:57 PM Re: Grip glue [Re: Qwazert]
peejman Offline
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Registered: 06/03/13
Posts: 3207
Loc: East TN USA
I had the same problem, the clutch side grip wouldn't stick the heavy knurling on the bar. Grip glue solved it. The local shop had a small tube for something like $2. I'd think most any general epoxy rated for steel and rubber would work. Else there's always safety wire.
This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

#136571 - 05/05/17 02:17 PM Re: Grip glue [Re: Qwazert]
Qwazert Offline
Member L3

Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 326
Loc: Lower Rainland BC
Well the spray adhesive made a mess of things....luckily I was able to clean it ALL off with solvent!
Tried some rubber cement and that seemed to do the trick, then I watched a video on how to PROPERLY use tie-wire on handgrips, so I gave that a whirl.
Now it looks like these babies aren't coming off until I tell them to!
2009 XT250, 2010 DR650

#136638 - 05/09/17 07:06 PM Re: Grip glue [Re: Qwazert]
Selden Offline
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Registered: 03/25/16
Posts: 334
Loc: GA
Use hair mousse, preferably the "extra hold" flavor. The grip will slide and adjust easily when wet, but after 24 hours the mousse dries and the grip is securely stuck but, since it's water soluble, not too difficult to unstick if the need arises.
Don't fix it if it ain't broke, don't break it if you can't fix it.

#137551 - 07/24/17 01:21 AM Re: Grip glue [Re: Qwazert]
Bandit Offline
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Registered: 09/24/14
Posts: 75
Loc: Rochester,New York
I put a set of Pillow Tops on today and used hair spray.The grips would not have slid on without a lubricant as they were such a tight fit.If the hair spray loosens I will just use a grip glue.I have had hair spray stay put and not stay put on different bikes.
2018 Yamaha XT250


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