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post #1 of 6 Old 06-28-2008, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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grip heater install, can I glue grips?

Just got some of new goodies for my 04!
Installing the grip heaters... then new grips... then brush guard hand guards...

can I put grip glue on my grips or will this damage the heaters?

I plan on installing soon... probably wire it later this summer.

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-21-2008, 01:00 PM
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Try using Hair spray!!! Works great and easier to get off!!
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-22-2008, 01:14 AM
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I've know riders to use regular grip glue with mixed results. A heat-resistant glue is better. Any slow-curing grip glue is better, since it will be less prone to softening from the heat.

Now, with that said, I will add that I have installed grips over grip heaters without any glue at all and had no problems. I did use the hairspray trick to get the grips to slide on.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-25-2008, 11:03 PM
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I installed heaters on my VFR and used 1 hour epoxy to stick them down and it worked fine. That was per the instructions BTW.

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-26-2008, 10:29 PM
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stick them on any way you want. I use super glue.

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I didn't use any glue at all. Slipped the grips over the heaters and they haven't moved. At least this way they'll come off easy should the need arise.

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