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    hey peoples,
    I was just wondering if anyone has any ideas about making grips stick better. I've got the mat kind of finish on my bars and grips just slip all over the place. Is glueing a good idea? What about those lockjaws things?
    thanks in advance.

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    My tip.

    When i install new grips on any of my bikes, i always use hairspray, just spray your bar and the inside of your grip, and slide the grip on, let dry for a few hours, and you will never get thoes grips off, and they wont slide around.
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    Use some sort of glue. Red Hot Blue Glue for PVC pipe works excellent and only takes about 2 hours to dry, you can buy it at your local Home Depot for about a buck. Or you could use a motorcycle grip glue like Three-Bond, but that costs more. Just make sure to keep it out of your grip shifters.

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    Some more ideas...

    Like Roadrash said, hairspray works well. Make sure you get the gnarliest old lady big hair type (like Aqua Net) because it is impervious to water. Some types of hairspray wash off very easy, so if the grips get wet at all you're back to slip-sliding. Just used compressed air when you want to remove the grips.

    Lock jaw grips work extremely well and are easy to get on and off.

    Glue works well also, but can be a hassle to get the grips off. I used to glue my BMX grips on, but you practically had to cut them off if you needed to remove them.

    I've also used hexane. It breaks down a thin layer on the inside of the grip which makes it very sticky. Once dry (it evaporates quickly, like in a few minutes) they are stuck pretty well.

    My favorite method is wiring. I use thin (0.032") stainless steel wire (aircraft safety wire) on both ends of the grip. It works very well and is easy to remove. Just make sure to stick the end of the wire into the grip so that it doesn't poke into your hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooldude View Post
    hey peoples,
    I was just wondering if anyone has any ideas about making grips stick better. I've got the mat kind of finish on my bars and grips just slip all over the place. Is glueing a good idea? What about those lockjaws things?
    thanks in advance.

    my site: http://www.geocities.com/nothing4130
    i use lock-on's, both on my bike and on my quad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Smith View Post
    Like Roadrash said, hairspray works well. Make sure you get the gnarliest old lady big hair type (like Aqua Net) because it is impervious to water. Some types of hairspray wash off very easy, so if the grips get wet at all you're back to slip-sliding. Just used compressed air when you want to remove the grips.

    Lock jaw grips work extremely well and are easy to get on and off.

    Glue works well also, but can be a hassle to get the grips off. I used to glue my BMX grips on, but you practically had to cut them off if you needed to remove them.

    I've also used hexane. It breaks down a thin layer on the inside of the grip which makes it very sticky. Once dry (it evaporates quickly, like in a few minutes) they are stuck pretty well.

    My favorite method is wiring. I use thin (0.032") stainless steel wire (aircraft safety wire) on both ends of the grip. It works very well and is easy to remove. Just make sure to stick the end of the wire into the grip so that it doesn't poke into your hands.

    Lol yea I Gorrilla glued my BMX grips... It took a razor knife and a screwdriver lol

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    You could get some Extrem Steering Inc. grips and not have to use hairspray or a lock on bolt or anything and not worry about throttle. www.esigrips.com
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    lock ons
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    8 years? Wow. What did you search on that brought up this thread?

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    wow. good catch.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
    Lol yea I Gorrilla glued my BMX grips... It took a razor knife and a screwdriver lol
    wow....

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    +1

    +1 on the ESI's I just ordered some chunkys from jenson I've been using the racer's edge and can't wait to get something a little thicker.
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    Wow, congrats on using the search feature. Cool to see a little picture of what the world looked like in 2000.

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    The ergon grips that lock down have to be hands down the best grips on the market.

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    Just put them on the bar using nothing and they will not budge. It's not easy to do but it works great.
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