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I am going to swop the handlebars on a couple of my bikes. Is there an adhesive that works well to glue the grips to the bars, or does just friction and safty wire do the job?

The grips are now solidly on the bars, so I am assuming some sort of glue was used originally.

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You can purchase grip glue from your local M/C retailer. It may be a good idea. I've used spray paint, and it works OK too.


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Jack,
Use alcohol,not beer or whiskey like rubbing or you could use windex. No GLUE needed.

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...I've used spray paint, and it works OK too.
i second spray paint. spray it in the grip, not on the bar. it works amazingly well.

hair spray works too, but it seemed vulnerable to heat.


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I've always used spray paint. I roughed up the clutch side (throttle side doesn't need it since the grip goes on the throttle tube) and then spray it, slip it on and let it sit over night before playing with it

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now, jack, you know you could have asked me that and i promise i wouldn't try to sell you that $20 tube of weatherstrip cement; you know the one pound tube on the wall behind the counter? It's a bit big for one set of grips but you've got so many bikes.....

seriously, though--any of these methods is fine, but never tried the spray paint. could attack some rubber compounds and melt the new grips. just tried the soapy water thing with a set of progrips and worked like a charm.

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I have had recent success with the small tubes of grip glue they sell at the local MC shop. I used to use hair spray but a moist / rainy day will have your grips spinnin'...

Spray paint works well but I have had to literally whittle old grips off the bars it worked so well.
 
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