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post #1 of 19 Old 09-11-2014, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of glue?

I installed some Oxford heated grips a few months ago and noticed the throttle side was loose. When i crazy glued it on i put some tie wraps around it until it dried and it was ok for a while, but the first time i turned on the heated grips it started to slip. Kind of freaked me out at first thinking there was something wrong with the bike, but figured out that holding the grip a bit tighter fixed it.

I put some tie wraps on it and it was fine again, but the other day when i was out on a ride it started to slip again. I guess the tie wraps have stretched. I need to pull it off and re-glue it.

I was thinking Rubber Cement as it is a bit thicker, or should i use something like Gorilla Glue? Is wood glue a good option?

I don't want it to be impossible to get off in future.
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Good info here: D- Epoxy

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Oh that's good info thanks. I see J-B weld can be used too, but i guess that is more permanent.

I will have a look at our local Canadian tire for some high heat epoxy.
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How about safety wire?

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Good suggestions here: https://www.stromtrooper.com/australi...rips-slip.html

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How about safety wire?
Yeah, that. I always safety wire my grips. Never had a problem with them slipping once I've done that.
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Most motorcycle shops should have grip-glue available for two or three dollars. It may just be repackaged contact cement, but with grip-glue, careful application of a really slim screwdriver will break the bond so the grips can be removed.

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If i went the safety wire route, do i still need to glue it? I could just wire it and then put the grip puppies over top. Would that damage the heating elements?
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If i went the safety wire route, do i still need to glue it? I could just wire it and then put the grip puppies over top. Would that damage the heating elements?
I don't glue the grips at all if I'm going to safety wire them. Just twist the wire up tight, cut it close and turn the sharp end into the grip. I don't run grip puppies so I can't tell you with any authority if they'd be damaged by safety wire, but I wire them up so tight the wire is a little below the level of the grip rubber so I wouldn't think it would be a problem.
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How about safety wire?
Probably not a good idea with heated grips - could damage the internal wires.

I tried grip glue the last time I installed some, but it didn't hold. I finally ended up using JBWeld to stick them on.
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