Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Heat Resistent Grip Glue - any recommendations?
Greetings, I am new to this site, and am the new owner of a 2006 K1200S. The first thing I decided to change was the grips, they were worn and were a thin grip anyways. Went to the dealer and found out that the only way to replace them was to spend over $300 to replace the integrated heating elements and grip as it is all one unit. So I decided to strip off the grip, and replaced them with a gel pro grip. Love the grips, and they work well on the bike, only problem is that I cannot find a glue that doesn't break down when I turn on the heating elements.
I tried the following and they all worked great until I turned on the elements:
Renthal grip glue
I just picked up some honda pro grip cement which the dealer claimed had a high heat resistance, but after putting a blow dryer against a dried blob of this glue and the contact cement (to compare the two), they both softened up when warm, so I don't think I am even going to try the Honda glue, as I think it is just another type of contact cement that will again just turn to mush when hot.
Can anyone suggest a glue that would work for this application? Anyone done the same mod?