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getting ready to install some renthal medium grips. what is the best way to secure them? are you guys using grip glue? if so, what is the best kind..the rentals came with a little tube of their glue.

i used some kinda glue that was in a yellow tube when i put new grips on my old harley...let it dry for two days and that stuff never cured...dont remember the brand, but it made a mess.

do you even realy need glue? and does anyone use the wire ties like they useon dirt bike grips?

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getting ready to install some renthal medium grips. what is the best way to secure them? are you guys using grip glue? if so, what is the best kind..the rentals came with a little tube of their glue.

i used some kinda glue that was in a yellow tube when i put new grips on my old harley...let it dry for two days and that stuff never cured...dont remember the brand, but it made a mess.

do you even realy need glue? and does anyone use the wire ties like they useon dirt bike grips?

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I use any color paint. Install it quickly before the paint dries up. You can also use hair spray.
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I use any color paint. Install it quickly before the paint dries up. You can also use hair spray.
heard of using hair spray before, but also heard that if you ride in the rain and it gets wet, you grip will come lose.

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I've used hairspray since I rode bicycles with no problems, how's the h2o gonna get inside the grip if the spray seals it up? Grips are usually tight as hell anyway.

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I've used hairspray since I rode bicycles with no problems, how's the h2o gonna get inside the grip if the spray seals it up? Grips are usually tight as hell anyway.
it rains on your bars...it gets a little wet around the inside edge...slowly works its way back, and then, before you know it, it has worked its way all the way back and now the whole grip is slipping around on a slippery hairspray mixture.

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Get some Grip Glue - it's cheap and works.

If you don't have an air compressor to get the grips on (the best way), try some regular KY Jelly. Water based so it evaporates.

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Get some Grip Glue - it's cheap and works.

If you don't have an air compressor to get the grips on (the best way), try some regular KY Jelly. Water based so it evaporates.
will the "tingling" or "heat up" kind work?

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will the "tingling" or "heat up" kind work?
Only if you put the grips on without clothing in which case please... do NOT post pix.


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Get some Grip Glue - it's cheap and works.

If you don't have an air compressor to get the grips on (the best way), try some regular KY Jelly. Water based so it evaporates.
Out of curiosity, how does the air compressor method work?

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Out of curiosity, how does the air compressor method work?
Using a hand controlled compressor attachment with a small nozzle, get about half INCH of the grip started on the bar. Then fit as much of the attachment under the grip (on the inside part of it - that you started on the bar) and give it some air.

The air will spread open the grip and let you slide it on easily. It takes a little wiggling and reposition of the compressor end, but it does make it quite nice.

IME, I've noticed that making sure the bar end is completely clean and dry also makes a difference. I use either contact or brake cleaner followed by alcohol (the rubbing kind ). I then use a small wooden dowl (or a popsicle stick this time of year ) and smear a small amount of grip glue 1/3 and 2/3 on the inside of the grip in a circle. That stuff is strong, messy, and spreads easily, so a little goes a long way but move quickly since some of it tends to dry quite quickly.

But.... that's just me. I've seen and heard of the safety wiring method, but I honestly never had a use for it.

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