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Grip Glue Melting!
« on: 28 July 2016, 11:08:57 AM »
I fitted new Oxford heated grips during the winter and they're ace; nice and toasty and controllable when they get too hot; think they're a great product.

HOWEVER,  riding home form work t'other day it was a bit nippy up here in Edinburgh so stuck the grips on and after about five minutes the left hand grip was loose so obviously the heat had melted the Renthal grip glue.  :eek

Switched the grips off and they were cool and solid by the time I got home, but it's pretty disconcerting and could be bloody frightening if it happened to the throttle hand!

Anyone else had this and what have you done to solve it.  Tried superglue but the same thing happened; as did hairspray....

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Grip Glue Melting!
« Reply #1 on: 28 July 2016, 01:45:48 PM »
Had similar problem when fitting my current heated grips with the supplied glue, it was useless.


Used Evostik Impact and it worked a treat.
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Re: Grip Glue Melting!
« Reply #2 on: 28 July 2016, 02:35:40 PM »
Rental glue I won't be specified for the temperatures the grips will be running at.  Oxford supply what looks like an ordinary super glue that has the opposite problem of setting VERY fast and then being almost impossible to remove.

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Re: Grip Glue Melting!
« Reply #3 on: 28 July 2016, 04:01:07 PM »
Yep had similar with heated grips on my wife's bike. She came home once moaning about the bike having no power no matter how much she twisted the throttle. Throttle grip had only spun around a dozen time wrapping up the cable too - almost to the point of stopping her steering left...

Tried Renthal glue - didn't work once hot.
Tried double sided carpet tape (with a spot of petrol to allow the grip to slide on before it evaporates and sticks to tape) - didn't work once hot.
Gave up at that point and used a two part epoxy glue - that worked! Just hope I don't ever have to replace the heated grips though...

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Re: Grip Glue Melting!
« Reply #4 on: 28 July 2016, 05:40:20 PM »

Tried double sided carpet tape (with a spot of petrol to allow the grip to slide on before it evaporates and sticks to tape) - didn't work once hot.
Gave up at that point and used a two part epoxy glue - that worked! Just hope I don't ever have to replace the heated grips though...

Unless you fancy cutting them off!


Thanks guys, will give the Evostik a bash  :thumbup
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Re: Grip Glue Melting!
« Reply #5 on: 02 August 2016, 10:48:28 AM »
I wrapped some insulation tape aroung the bar to increase it's diameter, making it a compression fit rather than glue. (I did spray with hairspray too though - for some lubrication when fitting, and just a bit of bite when dried).

Wrap from the inside to out, so that the overlaps are the right way round and don't snag when pushing the grip on.

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Re: Grip Glue Melting!
« Reply #6 on: 02 August 2016, 03:26:52 PM »
I wrapped some insulation tape aroung the bar to increase it's diameter, making it a compression fit rather than glue. (I did spray with hairspray too though - for some lubrication when fitting, and just a bit of bite when dried).

Wrap from the inside to out, so that the overlaps are the right way round and don't snag when pushing the grip on.



 :agree  I also went with the hairspray method, it worked well for me when replacing the grips for some Dr Bike ones.
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