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post #1 of 33 Old 03-04-2018, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Oxford Grip Glue

I recently installed some Oxford heated grips and they are working fine. However, the left grip has broken loose and is no longer glued to the handle bar. I am going to pull it sometime this week to reglue but I was wondering if there wasn't something better than the Superglue that comes with the kit. I put 3 stripes of glue down before installing but at the time I was thinking that maybe Superglue isn't the best choice. Can anyone recommend an alternative to Superglue that might be better for attaching the grip to the handle bar? Thanks.

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I've heard 3M weatherstripping adhesive works well. It's waterproof and heat resistant.

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I think I used hair spray.

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I used extra strength hairspray, and they were very tight going on......not budged in almost 3 years

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If you dump the bike in a puddle and water gets under the grip with hairspray they will come loose.
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Same problem with my Oxford grips I just installed. Left side is loose and will need redone. I wondered about the super glue when I was putting them on....
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I've heard 3M weatherstripping adhesive works well. It's waterproof and heat resistant.
Just installed a set of Oxfords and had the exact same problem; the super glue didn't hold on the left grip. Ended up removing, cleaning and reinstalling it using 3M weatherstripping adhesive.

I applied the adhesive to both the inside of the grip and the handlebar and allowed the adhesive to set up for about an hour, I think. Then I used rubbing alcohol on a hard cloth to wet the surface of the glue on the bar and quickly slid the grip into place. Let it dry overnight and you're good to go!
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I had the same issue and used Gorilla Glue. It doesn't move now, but I'm pretty sure I'll need an angle grinder if I ever have to change the grips.

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I used a Locktite industrial adhesive, the kind that glues bricks. Only a dab of two so I could get it loose is necessary.
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If you dump the bike in a puddle and water gets under the grip with hairspray they will come loose.
I stay out of water crossings.........I have yet to have any grip come loose from using hairspray, I ride in tons of rain too.
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