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post #1 of 20 Old 06-21-2019, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Glue to install grips ?

Got a sticky situation coming up and need some help.

I got my son a new set of Kuryakin grips for his Stryker and
I'm going to have to redo the glue more so on the clutch lever side.

what are some good options glue wise for this ?

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I have never used glue. I have however used compressed air shot under the grip to remove and install them. Works like a charm. Might need to put your thumb over the whole in the end of the grip where the handlebar wieght is secured.
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My friend uses liquid hand soap. Grip slips on easy and dries like glue.
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I've used womens hair spray in the past. Worked like a charm. The cheap stuff is best. It's a lubricant while wet and a glue when dry.

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I use spray cleanser. Once it dries it's fine. I dunno what would happen if I rode in the rain.

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I believe some grip suppliers (Oxford) provide superglue with the kit. Last time I purchased superglue was at the dollar store in tiny one use tubes, several to a package.
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Thanks, All >>> I have used the hair spray on foam grips before and it worked good.
These however are not stock they are custom. Metal outer section with hard rubber
inner. It came with glue but very small amount of a brand I'm not familiar with.

On my Vstrom I just got the foam external grips that install OVER the stock grips
From SV racing parts.

They feel great but getting them over my stock rubber grips was a PITA. So much
so that it broke the seal on my clutch lever side grip. Guess what >>> they are glued onto
the handlebars . So after putting a whole lot of soapy water on there and pushing my guts out
I finally got them seated all the way. They seem to be working fine now.
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I have always used paint. Point a spraycan (of black) into the grip and spray. Plenty of time to fit and adjust the grip in place before it dries, and wipe off any excess. Leave overnight to dry. Pretty much like Big Boy's hair spray I guess.
Grip glues always dried too quickly for me.
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on dirt bikes I use gasoline and safety wire but for adventure bikes this may not be enough, glue supplied with Oxford grips is too weak, I manage to break it loose so I used regular super glue and it's good.
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Best thing I have used is brake cleaner or hogwash. Squirt some in the grip and it slides on like butter. It drys quickly and Iíve never had one move afterwards. I use the same method to remove. Just stick the little plastic tube that comes with the can in between the grip and the bar about a quarter inch and spray. The grip slides right off.
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