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Does anyone have a trick to keeping their grips on? I have tried Scott's grip glue and other household glues with no luck. They work for awhile, but then they start to loosen up and when the handlebars get wet....foomp off they go. I'm using the Trail Tech bars and Scott grips. Is there a mechanical way to fasten them? Thanks.
 

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I use saftey wire. It's meant to run inside the three rings on the grips. It works well if you fasten it tight enough.
 

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Yeah the safety wire is what I use. All of the other stuff that is supposed to work is a waste of money just go with safety wire.

Zack
 

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Do it the OLD way. Wrap the grip area with electrical tape, wipe contact cement on the tape, and quickly slide the grips on.When you need to change your grips they just cut right off and remove the tape. You will never know they were there! And yes they WILL NOT move.
 

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Thanks Greenroom, that's a good idea. I'll try that and I also bought a pair of these "end caps" that they use on wave runners. They slide inside the handle bars and have a screw on the end that expands a plastic tube inside and it keeps the grips from sliding off.
 

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Try spraying a little brake-clean in the grips and light in for a couple seconds. blow the flame out and slide them on, after a couple minutes they won't move. Thats all I have used for years and never had one move.
 

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RNGMSTR, I like it, I may have to try your method.

also anbody not buy the fat bars, just upgrade to a better bar without the trailtech mount???
 

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spray your bars with rubberized undercoating, let it dry for a day and then use scott grip glue and put them on. give them another day to dry and they will seem like they are part of the bar. i just tried this methond and its how i will do it from now on!
 

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yeah, the two days is a bummer, but i was working an odd schedule and didnt have time to ride so i thought i would try it. nothing else was working! really, if you let the rubberized under coating dry for a day, it should only take about an hour for the scotts grip glue to set up!
 

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I'll stick with saftey wire...it's never failed me and I can ride before I get too drunk with the Shakin method.
 

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I use a product made by 3M called 1300L. Its a contact cement...Works real well. I also safety wire the inside of my grips with .025 safety wire....

Another good trick is sticking a 5cent nickel inside the grips prior to installing them...that way the handle bars wont cut the grips if you ever roll it. Its a trick from my two wheel days......
 

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How are you guys saftey wiring your grips? Are you just wrapping the sire around the bars with a hole drilled in them or what? I don't understand how your wrapping the wire over the grips. Some pics would be helpful. Thanks
 

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Thanks Kevin. I thought maybe they went in a spiral form away from the bike so that when you would pull backwards on them that they wouldn't want to twist. If you know what I mean.
 

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Much more simple than that. The wire is just wrapped around and those pliers twist the ends together. The more you twist the tighter it gets.
 

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O.k. I do quite a bit of lock wiring in my field of work and guess I was trying to make a project out of it.
 

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Same idea....I usually do the drain plug and such as well.
 
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