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Old 08-08-2010, 11:28 PM   #1
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The grips on my old Suzuki started slipping and oozing a gray substance. upon inspection I found a previous owner used a layer of electrical tape, then a a few layers of duct tape on the bars. I can only assume he was trying to enlarge the bar diameter to make the grips stick better?

Anyway, the grips are in good shape, I cleaned them up, and they slide onto the cleaned up bars tightly. Now I need to reinstall them properly. In all my years of ATVing and cycling I have never installed a set of grips.

Besides dedicated grip glues, what other substances have worked well for this? I want to get this done tomorrow and I am not sure dedicated grip glue will be available. I assume the stuff is just some sort of rubber cement? If it matters, the grips are a rubber like type made by Pro Grip.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:30 AM   #2
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Besides dedicated grip glues, what other substances have worked well for this? I want to get this done tomorrow and I am not sure dedicated grip glue will be available. I assume the stuff is just some sort of rubber cement? If it matters, the grips are a rubber like type made by Pro Grip.
I use weatherstripping adhesive....works great.
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I get grip glue at my local independent MC shop; it looks and smells like a rubber cement. You can probably use an equivalent from your local hardware store, provided they still something like that.
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+1 for Weatherstrip Adhesive.

It comes in Black also.

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If you can find it, a product called, Shoe Goo works. It is a type of rubber cement the stays flexible and bonds most anything.
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I don't know about other types of grips but when I bought my Kuryakyn ISO grips they came with 2 little bottles of glue that were rock hard in the bottles, I emailed the place I bought them and in the mean time checked on another forum and was told they used superglue, Well I went and got a tube and used it on the grips and a few days latter I received a new bottle of glue in the mail and low and behold it was in fact a type of superglue.
But the weather stripping glue sounds like a great idea.
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I've replaced grips twice and following the directions on the package, no glue was used. A few drops of dish washing liquid in water and leave them alone overnight. If I remember right, you and use alcohol too.
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use alcohol too.
that's probably great til the next morning when you wake up with a headache and realise you put the left grip on the right side.....
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sigh...rubbing alcohol benny
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The grips on my old Suzuki started slipping and oozing a gray substance. upon inspection I found a previous owner used a layer of electrical tape, then a a few layers of duct tape on the bars. I can only assume he was trying to enlarge the bar diameter to make the grips stick better?

Anyway, the grips are in good shape, I cleaned them up, and they slide onto the cleaned up bars tightly. Now I need to reinstall them properly. In all my years of ATVing and cycling I have never installed a set of grips.

Besides dedicated grip glues, what other substances have worked well for this? I want to get this done tomorrow and I am not sure dedicated grip glue will be available. I assume the stuff is just some sort of rubber cement? If it matters, the grips are a rubber like type made by Pro Grip.
This might sound crazy but the best/worst thing I have used for grips is WD40 when it cured you almost had to peal them off...
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Thanks for all the replies everyone. Definitely some different ideas out there. In the end I ended up stopping at one of my local dealer after all. A cheap bottle of grip glue and a new set of grips. It seems to be set up good after only an hour, but I won;'t be riding the bike until this weekend. The glue says to set at least 24 hours.
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Old off road tricks -

Hair spray - back when most were some sort of laquer type, don't know how the new stuff works

Spray paint - most garages have a can of something sitting around.

I just did spray paint on the grips for the Zephyr - Rustoleum semi-gloss black for those who might wonder.

Sprayed it on some cardboard, wiped a paper towel in it and smeared it on the bar/throttle tube. Then I used an air gun to blow the grips on, having blown off the old junk ones. The paint sticks them to the bar/throttle tube.
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I've replaced grips twice and following the directions on the package, no glue was used. A few drops of dish washing liquid in water and leave them alone overnight. If I remember right, you and use alcohol too.
+1 but no soap is necessary, see here http://www.motorcycleforum.com/showthread.php?t=92603
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