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Hand Grips 10 years 3 months ago #2122

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kza13 wrote: Never had to worry about heated grips down in Australia, now if they made refrigerated ones I'd think about it :-)
Dang ... just checked, I'm out of grip glue, any other stuff we can use like contact glue ?


Might try something tacky but non-permanent. Like rubber cement or silicone?

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Hand Grips 10 years 3 months ago #2128

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I used to use the stuff sold as 'grip glue' & actually didn't find it very good. Someone recommended hairspray to me ...I was dubious, but trust me, it works! ;)
Spray copious amounts on the handlebar & on the inside of the grip, this acts as a lubricant to get the grip on, then as the hairspray evaporates it leaves behind a sort of lacquer which sticks the grip fast :) I used it to secure the Renthal grips on my 13 some years back & they won't budge :)
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Hand Grips 10 years 3 months ago #2147

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Phil me mate, thanks, I had never heard about hair spray, great idea, i'll go get some and give it a go, that's what I love about swapping ideas, you learn something that you can tell others about, the major problem with my grips is that I steer a lot because of the sidecar, so I need something that will hold, thanks again, cheers Pete.
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Hand Grips 10 years 3 months ago #2148

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I've heard of using hairspray before but hadn't given it much thought till now. I'll have to try it myself lol!

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Hand Grips 10 years 3 months ago #2151

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Because I switch my bike between A2 and B2 from time to time I have to get the grips off so I can get the left hand switch gear off when I swap handlebars.

I've been trying to find some black CNC ally ones with rubber grip inserts that are the correct length but don't look like they belong on a hog. In other words not too custom. Most I've found are too short.

Anybody seen any?
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1990 ZZ-R1100 C1

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Hand Grips 10 years 2 months ago #2152

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Place here in OZ, seen these on the site, might be what your looking for ???
www.thirdgear.com.au/products/Black-Moto...lloy-Hand-Grips.html

P.S. got some "home brand" hair spray this morning, will try it out on new grips
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