Author Topic: throttle grip slips on way to work this morning...  (Read 284 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline painfuldeathbymedic

  • Big Wheels
  • Posts: 8
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
throttle grip slips on way to work this morning...
« on: July 26, 2018, 03:05:58 pm »
between the monsoon rains and the baking sun, my rubber throttle grip started to twist this morning on my ride in to work... not very fun....
Im assuming that I need to take the bar weight off , slide the grip off... and apply glue?
any help is appreciated...
do I  just loosen the nut and take the weight off?
will gorilla glue or some glue from home depot work?
thanks in advance...
Bill

Offline TJSocal

  • Bicycle
  • *
  • Posts: 104
  • AREA: Southwest Area
  • COG#: 12519
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: throttle grip slips on way to work this morning...
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 03:43:58 pm »
I had this happen while riding with the OtP'ers in June. I've got foam grips with heaters, and the heater lost it's purchase on the throttle tube. Had to squeeze the hell out of it to keep throttle on, which wasn't going to work with about 400 mi to go for the day...

To remove the weight all you need to do is loosen the allen bolt (I think 6mm) in the end and it will come right off. Might be a good idea to Loctite it when you put it back on.

I removed the heater, smeared a little rubber cement from the tire patch kit onto the plastic throttle tube and slipped the foam grip back on. You probably need to slip the grip on while the rubber cement is still wet.

Works fine. Glue doesn't have to be very strong, and keep in mind that eventually you're going to want to take the grip off again.

Offline Bob_C_CT

  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2142
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 9544
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: throttle grip slips on way to work this morning...
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 03:59:49 pm »
Back in the day we used to use womens hair spray, just tacky enough. Aqua net was the name, not sure if it is around anymore. That stuff worked good for stalling bees/flys in flight in the house too.
97 C10,ZRX Front, Meanstreak rim

Offline connieklr

  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 976
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 1608
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: throttle grip slips on way to work this morning...
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2018, 04:40:52 pm »
Even after using some "super" adhesive, mine would periodically slip when turning on the grip heaters. Old MX trick is to safety wire the suckers to provide a better clamping force.

Image below is my KLR, but the '95 Connie received the same treatment.




« Last Edit: July 26, 2018, 04:57:32 pm by connieklr »
________________
Guy Young
COG #1608
COG Life Member
Semi-Civilian
GB Young Services, LLC

Offline painfuldeathbymedic

  • Big Wheels
  • Posts: 8
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: throttle grip slips on way to work this morning...
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2018, 04:47:27 pm »
thank you guys... appreciate the help...
Bill