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glue for heated grips

I put heated grips on my 28 Deluxe and they came loose and I fell back on my butt with grips in hand
I think I used glue for motorcycle grips - obviously it gets soft when hot... not good.
What's the correct adhesive to use?

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Probably want something like this:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/IMPERIAL-2-...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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How tight & sticky was the fit initially? I wonder if no glue might be better than glue that softens when it gets warm?

I'd be a bit concerned with using a really strong glue, in case you later wanted to remove the grips. Something like JB Weld would certainly be strong enough (there is a lot of available surface area). An epoxy would probably be the same. But I suspect they would be difficult to dissolve/remove later.

If the rubber was fairly grippy initially, you could maybe using rubbing alcohol to make it easier to slide the grips onto the handles. If you felt it could stick by itself, just rubber to the handles.

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Apply hairspray (extra hold?) to the metal handlebar (only) then slip on the hand-grip; wiping away any excess spray. Allow it to cure overnight. This is the process used to hold heated or non-heated hand-grips onto motorcycle handlebars.
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Apply hairspray (extra hold?) to the metal handlebar (only) then slip on the hand-grip; wiping away any excess spray. Allow it to cure overnight. This is the process used to hold heated or non-heated hand-grips onto motorcycle handlebars.
Yup. Hairspray works pretty good as mentioned above, as long as the fit is pretty close to begin with. If the fit is loose, hairspray won't do it.

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IMO motorcycle grip glue and other motorcycle techniques would be a bad idea for fastening the heated grips. The Ariens grips get pretty warm and will very likely soften the contact adhesives commonly used for motorcycle grips.

But so to the OP's question- The heated grips come with a small epoxy adhesive kit- Did you use it? If not, then you should do so. Regardless, before you start over again, you're going to need to clean off the motorcycle grip glue from your handlebars and from the insides of the grips real good. And then use an epoxy adhesive which can handle the heat. As an additional "belts and suspenders", you can add two small screws per grip using the two holes in the grips.

Good luck with it, and keep the faith- The Ariens heated grips get nice and toasty, and feel pretty good on those cold days.

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I've been using the Honda motorcycle grip glue - - working like a champ. I also pop-riveted for additional security.
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IMO motorcycle grip glue and other motorcycle techniques would be a bad idea for fastening the heated grips. The Ariens grips get pretty warm and will very likely soften the contact adhesives commonly used for motorcycle grips.

But so to the OP's question- The heated grips come with a small epoxy adhesive kit- Did you use it? If not, then you should do so. Regardless, before you start over again, you're going to need to clean off the motorcycle grip glue from your handlebars and from the insides of the grips real good. And then use an epoxy adhesive which can handle the heat. As an additional "belts and suspenders", you can add two small screws per grip using the two holes in the grips.

Good luck with it, and keep the faith- The Ariens heated grips get nice and toasty, and feel pretty good on those cold days.
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I installed them last year, and don't remember exactly what I used. If they came with glue, I would have used that I'm sure. Once the grip is cool it's immovable, but when hot I can rotate them on the bars easily.

Cleaning the old stuff off would be a challenge for sure. The idea of a screw or rivet sounds really good. Where is a safe place on the grips so that I don't drill through the electric element?

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Late reply -

I installed them last year, and don't remember exactly what I used. If they came with glue, I would have used that I'm sure. Once the grip is cool it's immovable, but when hot I can rotate them on the bars easily.

Cleaning the old stuff off would be a challenge for sure. The idea of a screw or rivet sounds really good. Where is a safe place on the grips so that I don't drill through the electric element?

Happy new year.

Dave
I don't know for sure where is a safe area on your grips, my guess will be about a 1/4-3/16" from the open end, but if you don't want to take a chance you could try zip ties (don't know if you can tighten them enough to prevent movement) OR
If all else fails:
NOT very elegant, but You could try a worm screw type hose clamps.
BTW the heated grips kit that Ariens sells comes with epoxy, maybe it's not too late to try that.
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I've been using the Honda motorcycle grip glue - - working like a champ. I also pop-riveted for additional security.
Might want to PM uberT and see if he can post a photo of where he drilled his. I'm sure you're not the only one who'd like to know.



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