Grip glue or no grip glue?

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7/18/2011 9:30 AM

Does grip glue make that much of a difference? I also heard that spray paint works? Whats your opinion?

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7/18/2011 9:34 AM

Don't use the stuff. Always sprayed the grip with a window cleaning product, applied and wire-tied; however, I have tried to use grip glue but found it to be messy and a bit of a pain to clean off before applying the next set of grips.

My $0.02

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7/18/2011 9:36 AM

Not having grip glue and wire on my left grip cost me the overall at one of the biggest races of my life.


I think wires are more important than the glue though. They still spin with only the glue in place but not when I wire them on.

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7/18/2011 9:36 AM

i use black spray paint, sets up in about 2 minutes and i've never had a grip slip

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7/18/2011 9:38 AM

peelout wrote:

i use black spray paint, sets up in about 2 minutes and i've never had a grip slip

^^^^^^^^^ What he said.

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7/18/2011 9:41 AM

I use Gorilla glue for my motorcycles and bicycles, never had to use wire since

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7/18/2011 9:41 AM

Gas and electrical tape.

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7/18/2011 9:41 AM

contact cleaner and a quick install will bond the grips and they slide on easy! I always use safety wire even though they seem to stay put without it. I tried paint and glue etc. but too messy. Try my way, its fast, easy, clean and they stay put.

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7/18/2011 10:01 AM

mx757 wrote:

Gas and electrical tape.

Sounds like a mess.

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7/18/2011 10:08 AM

Try a little baby oil. Works great.








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7/18/2011 10:10 AM

TWicks wrote:

I use Gorilla glue for my motorcycles and bicycles, never had to use wire since

Im the same way, use some 3M adhesive and the grip slides right on easily (the glue serves as lube at first), wait two-minutes and youre ready to race. No wires. Ive never had a grip move with the 3M and it comes off easy enough with Berrymans Chemtool spray.

I dont understand the whole wire thing, its just not needed.

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7/18/2011 10:14 AM

I got tired of messing with grip glue and spray paint.. I now used gorilla glue only.. had the same grips for 3 months now and they havent budged at all

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7/18/2011 10:40 AM

Just one little bit of advice- sometimes grips stay on fine, until a mud race when they can start spinning (or worse). I always go the extra mile with glue and safety wire.

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7/18/2011 11:09 AM

Not all grip glue is the same. We use Renthal grip glue, which is very much like the 3M weatherstrip adhesive. Have tried some other grip glues which were worse than using nothing. Still have to wire, no matter what. But the grip glue helps get the grip onto the bar, and helps hold better than wire alone.

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7/18/2011 11:16 AM

Black 3M and safety wire.

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7/18/2011 11:16 AM

I'm a combo, glue/wire type of guy bro. Do it

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7/18/2011 11:23 AM

CamP wrote:

Black 3M and safety wire.

I use the yellow 3M, has little more gription. Its SUPER after all. wink

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7/18/2011 11:28 AM

I think I'm going to try the 3M adhesive.... last time I put new grips on I used the Scott grip glue and wire but it still spun a little bit.

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7/18/2011 12:01 PM

I helped out at a bicycle shop. We used hairspray to mount grips onto handlebars. I never tried it on my motorcycle though. I'm a grip glue and wire kind of guy.

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7/18/2011 12:07 PM

raddad wrote:

contact cleaner and a quick install will bond the grips and they slide on easy! I always use safety wire even though they seem ...more

Tried almost everything......the above is what I do now.

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7/18/2011 12:14 PM

CamP wrote:

Black 3M and safety wire.

^^^^^ Works for me..

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7/18/2011 12:37 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/18/2011 12:38 PM

I don't use glue or wires. These ODI grips are 20 buck, but they bolt on and because the ends protect the rubber, the grips last for a long time even after crashing, and they don't come off, even in mud, water or crashes.

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7/18/2011 12:44 PM

3M or any brand automotive headliner adhesive and wire. It's tits.

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7/18/2011 2:41 PM

That was the worst ever.

I was putting grips on my 07 suzuki dr650 and it took forever. The clutch side came off easy but on the throttle side the grip was fused to the throttle body. Took my an hour to slowly chunk the grip off. Then i said F it and took the throttle body off and dremeled the shit out of it. I just slid the throttle grip on with water. Then on the clutch side i decided to try the gorilla glue. Wow that sucked. It just added friction to it. Took like 20 min to get on my grip is pretty much half worn from all the tugging.


Im never changing grips on that thing again.

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7/18/2011 2:44 PM

mxrider225 wrote:

That was the worst ever.

I was putting grips on my 07 suzuki dr650 and it took forever. The clutch side came off easy but on ...more

I'm willing to bet you're doing it wrong bro. Do it

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7/18/2011 2:51 PM

Vodka and red spray paint.

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7/18/2011 2:56 PM

I use a grip glue called "Grip it" Shit locks a grip on better than anything I've used.

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7/18/2011 2:58 PM

peelout wrote:

i use black spray paint, sets up in about 2 minutes and i've never had a grip slip

Does red paint work too?
JK. I use hair spray. Makes putting on the grip easy while wet, and then hold it somewhat once dry.
I then wire the grips, mostly because I have a cool set of wiring pliers.

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7/18/2011 3:07 PM

peelout wrote:

i use black spray paint, sets up in about 2 minutes and i've never had a grip slip

mjskier wrote:

Does red paint work too?
JK. I use hair spray. Makes putting on the grip easy while wet, and then hold it somewhat once dry.
I ...more

Friction tape and contact cleaner

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7/18/2011 3:15 PM

Racer92 wrote:

Im the same way, use some 3M adhesive and the grip slides right on easily (the glue serves as lube at first), wait two-minutes ...more

Must be a Suzuki thing...

That's what I use, but I clean the old stuff off with lacquer thinner.

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