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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Loose Left Grip

I just bought a bike, and on the ride home the left grip was slipping a bit. Nothing huge but I cannot use the highway wrist rester thing because the grip will rotate down and slip off just a little.

I did a search and a few people seemed to say use superglue, but I can't imagine semi nice aftermarket grips would require backyard tactics to get them to stay on. Aside from that I don't want to use superglue because if/when I replace these grips I don't want to have all sorts of trouble getting the superglue off.

Any ideas what the problem is or what can be done to 'fix it right'?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 03:34 PM
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Your local bike shop will sell you a special grip adhesive which should have been used when the grips were fitted..

Youtube fitting handlebar grips will show you how.


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Had trouble keeping mine on after changing the handlebar. Lots of things that were supposed to work -- including grip glue -- didn't hold up, especially when temperatures got high in the summer.

What did work was some grip glue that I bought at a local HD dealer. It's been a couple of years without any slipping at all.

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Hair spray works great to hold them in place. If they are real loose wrap them with black electrical tape first.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 11:21 PM
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I used some medical tape. Works great. The glue didn't hold once the temps were in the 90's

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