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post #1 of 13 Old 04-28-2008, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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yamabond grip glue on symtec heaters?

Directions call for a 2 part epoxy but I am out and already bought yamabond grip glue. Any problems?
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Directions call for a 2 part epoxy but I am out and already bought yamabond grip glue. Any problems?
not sure i follow the question.

you've bought symtec grip heaters, and symtec recommends a specific grip glue, which you don't have. you want to know if yamabond grip glue will work? didn't the symtec kit come with adhesive?

if not, i'd be tempted to order the symtec recommended stuff. i could easily imagine regular glue losing its grip once you crank up the heat.

but i'm just guessing; i've no firsthand experience with symtec/regular grip glue.
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Symtec comes with adhesive to put the heaters on to the bars. I am looking at adhesive to bond the grips to the heaters.

I already have yamaha grip glue and am thinking the recommended epoxy would be permanent forcing me to destroy the heaters if I want to change grips or bars etc..

I am basically asking if anyone thinks the yamabond would take the heat.
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you've bought symtec grip heaters, and symtec recommends a specific grip glue, which you don't have. you want to know if yamabond grip glue will work? didn't the symtec kit come with adhesive?
The Symtec heaters don't need a glue to apply them. They have a self stick adhesive on the handlebar side of the element. Peel the paper off and apply the heating element around the bar tube like a bandaid.

I removed my OEM grips. I shaved off the ridges of the throttle tube with a razor blade to make it easier to install new grips. I installed Progrip, Gel-Touch grips. I purchased the recommended glue with the kit, (Scot's ski pole grip glue.....), but I DID NOT use it. My grips are tight and don't move or slip. Even when under high heat. Which is very rare. You will mostly use a "low" setting. You will love this addition.

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Are you re-installing the stock grips over the Symtecs?

I didn't use any glue putting my stockers back on. I lubricated the inside of the grips with rubbing alcohol and slipped them back on. No problems...they haven't budged.

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I asked this same question recently and was told hairspray works very well. It helps the grips slide on and then gets tacky to keep them there.

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Went ahead and used the grip glue. Hope it's okay with the heat.
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I used Honda's grip glue to put my stock grips back on over my symtecs. It is probably the same as the Yamaha stuff. I've used it on two different bikes now. It holds fine. No need for the epoxy.

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I used hairspray, worked great.

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1+ for the hair spray. Cheap, easy, no mess, and works great.
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