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post #1 of 18 Old 10-21-2012, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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I bought some of those heated grip pads from Fleebay and only one side gets really hot. It is because the clutch side grip is a thicker rubber to compensate for not having a throttle sleeve. My question is does anyone have any ideas on grips that are possibly thinner? Maybe buy a set for smaller bars? Drilling holes or perforated grips would invite rain so I need ideas please other than throwing them away lol

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Buy another set, splice throttle side from new set on to clutch side of existing set and presto warm hands

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Buy another set, splice throttle side from new set on to clutch side of existing set and presto warm hands
They are both the same my grip is too thick for the heat to make it through

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They are both the same my grip is too thick for the heat to make it through
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They are the ones that go under your own grips the throttle side is toasty

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They are the ones that go under your own grips the throttle side is toasty
wouldn't that heat up the whole bar?....can you just change your grip out with a thinner one? Or take it off wrap the heater with electrical tape to keep out dirt/water then punch a few holes in the grip? Do you have hand guards? That might break the wind so it can heat up more?....I'm running out of ideas

Do they look anything like these?

If yes, can you wrap them over your grips then shrink wrap/tape to seal?

I'm really trying here, I need some myself, Brrrrrrr!

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wouldn't that heat up the whole bar?....can you just change your grip out with a thinner one? Or take it off wrap the heater with electrical tape to keep out dirt/water then punch a few holes in the grip? Do you have hand guards? That might break the wind so it can heat up more?....I'm running out of ideas

Do they look anything like these?

If yes, can you wrap them over your grips then shrink wrap/tape to seal?

I'm really trying here, I need some myself, Brrrrrrr!
They are similar yes but a they are shipped from the US. I just went on a test ride and I had to turn them on low after riding for 10 mins or so. The throttle side definitely gets a lil hotter but I still felt the clutch side I just want them even. I think they would get too hot on the outside of the grips. Your idea about holes and tape would probably b best (TWSS)

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I have it powered like this just went to radio shack and an auto parts store about 30$ to do http://www.canyonchasers.net/shop/generic/relay.php

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I bought these the only thing is that hi is low and low is high according to the switchplate lol http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...d=360495283782

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With both wraps being equal in current draw, the wrap that is directly in contact with the steel or aluminum bar is transfering most of its heat output to the bars instead of the grip. The wrap that is around the plastic throttle tube isnt transfering heat into the bars but only to the grip.... Which means a warmer throttle side grip because its not heating as much material IE: the bars too. I'm betting a few wraps of electrical tape on the bar (clutch side) before you wrap the heating element to it would greatly reduce the heat transfer to the bars and instaed to your grip...Just "swag" scientific wild a _ _ guess but worth a shot...

That'll work........
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That makes sense I will try that thanks

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With both wraps being equal in current draw, the wrap that is directly in contact with the steel or aluminum bar is transfering most of its heat output to the bars instead of the grip. The wrap that is around the plastic throttle tube isnt transfering heat into the bars but only to the grip.... Which means a warmer throttle side grip because its not heating as much material IE: the bars too. I'm betting a few wraps of electrical tape on the bar (clutch side) before you wrap the heating element to it would greatly reduce the heat transfer to the bars and instaed to your grip...Just "swag" scientific wild a _ _ guess but worth a shot...
Instead of electrical tape use heat shrink tubing. Heat will make a mess of the electrical tape adhesive.

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Way better idea than mine.......

That'll work........
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Wow! You guys are good!

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Wow! You guys are good!
Nah, just keeping gixmix out of the equation helps a lot

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Nah, just keeping gixmix out of the equation helps a lot

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Another option would be to pick up a real set of heated grips....I've had a few sets of heated grips over the years.....Oxfords woulds be the ones to go with.

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Another option would be to pick up a real set of heated grips....I've had a few sets of heated grips over the years.....Oxfords woulds be the ones to go with.
I said I'm not throwing them away, lol. They really do work good so I am please with the results. Plus they are cheaper

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