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post #1 of 31 Old 09-02-2007, 04:08 AM Thread Starter
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hey as stated in title this is about heated grips. it is gettting really cold here now, 39 degrees right now and i was hopping to go for a ride bright and early. so i guess i need some heated grips. not worried about cost too much. i want to be able to choose my own grips though (the ones built into the heater suck) and have a good switch. anyone know where i may beable to find something.

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I've debated whether to go with heated gloves or heated grips. I just can't fathom using those giant gloves so when I add heated grips, these ones will be at the top of the list. They seem to be the hands-on favorite with the touring crowd. $27



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39 degrees? Yikes!

Those look pretty nice for the money. Wonder why the throttle grid is different from the clutch grid?

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a friend of mine has some like that different switch, throttle side gets hotter. not sure why. i am thinking of those, but hate that toggle switch, i want something a little cleaner.

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Simple enough to use a tiny switch even if you have to add a relay.

My dad used to have big heated handlebar warmers that enveloped each grip/lever and were long enough to cover the wrists, a large pocket you slid your hands into. He liked them much better than thick winter gloves.
Maybe because it was easier to light another cigarette while he was riding.

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3d - there are many options for the switch. You can get a toggle, a heat troller for variable temp, or my favorite the flush mount rocker:


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Would love to see an in-depth description of mounting them with some pictures if anyone is up for the challenge. Soon enough it'll be freezing up in Canada and I'm not ready to put the bike away.

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I'll be doing this project pilotguy, but not until this Winter most likely. If no one gets to it before me, I'll be glad to write it up with some pics along the way.

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i will be doing it very soon, on my 919 and a good friends st1300. i recently put some on a 599 and vfr800 but was looking for any other options. i geuss there are not that many. so its all about finding a good switch now.

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I have these exact grips, they work wonders if they are the only accesory you hvae running and they are still great when charging my cell and my gps just not as hot. As for wiring them i took the lazy way and hooked them directly up to the battery which has resulted in about 8 jump starts due to leaving the switch on. i put the switch in between the frame and the tank around the hight of the lower tripple.

I would reccomend these to anyone whose looking for a good cheap heating solution. And they are super easy to install I HIGHLY RECOMEND WIRING TO A SWITCHED SOURCE you will forget to turn them off and it takes maybe 35 minutes to eat your battery at most.

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I've debated whether to go with heated gloves or heated grips. I just can't fathom using those giant gloves so when I add heated grips, these ones will be at the top of the list. They seem to be the hands-on favorite with the touring crowd. $27



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It would be a project for the winter as well I imagine, can't wait for the pics.

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It would be a project for the winter as well I imagine, can't wait for the pics.
no will be this week hopfully,i ride to work everyday at 7:30am it kinda cold at that time. plus it is kinda hard to do long 400-600 mile rides when you are waiting for it to warm up.

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I was at this crossroad last year and with the advise of some WT members I got some Gerbing gloves instead. They are better than grips because they warm the top of your hand and the G3 gloves I have arn't bulky at all. Best part is that instalation is as easy as disconnecting the battery terminals and slipping the harness on. No cutting required.

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39 degrees is scary, that's past the freezing point. You could have ice on the road at that temp.

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39 degrees is scary, that's past the freezing point. You could have ice on the road at that temp.
Has there been a change in physics I don't know about?

If we were coming out of winter I could see that, but going into fall? I would think the ground temps are a little warm for that right now. But you guys are the NE experts.

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Has there been a change in physics I don't know about?

If we were coming out of winter I could see that, but going into fall? I would think the ground temps are a little warm for that right now. But you guys are the NE experts.

Whoops, got that screwed up. The freezing point is 32, not 42. Duuhhhh...

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a friend of mine has some like that different switch, throttle side gets hotter. not sure why. i am thinking of those, but hate that toggle switch, i want something a little cleaner.
That's because the throttle one is wrapped around plastic and the left one is around metal. The metal sucks all the heat out of it and leaves it cooler.


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3d - there are many options for the switch. You can get a toggle, a heat troller for variable temp, or my favorite the flush mount rocker:

That's the same toggle I have.

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I installed the membrane type heaters last year and they work really well. I usually turn them on high to get them hot and then turn them to low. I installed the flush rocker switch to control them (see pics in original post). The folks that sold me the heaters also sold me a sleeve which was just a piece of heavy wall shrink tube to go over the clutch side bar to keep the steel from soaking all of the heat so both sides feel pretty much the same temp. Good luck!

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same dilemma

It is starting to get pretty cold here as well.

Riding last nite at 8 degrees or 46f.

I am thinking of getting the big mitts that cover the handlebars.
they are available here for atv's .

I think heated gloves would be more effective than heated grips, but this is my first cool season riding, so I will ask around and see.
I ride a bit in northern vermont.
3d where are you in vermont??

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Need to get a set of these for my four-wheeler. The last couple years I've been meaning to, but always forget until my hands are numb.

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I was at this crossroad last year and with the advise of some WT members I got some Gerbing gloves instead. They are better than grips because they warm the top of your hand and the G3 gloves I have arn't bulky at all. Best part is that instalation is as easy as disconnecting the battery terminals and slipping the harness on. No cutting required.
what kinda cost, big difference here i would think? got any pics of the install sounds simple enough? Asking cause I know you do, maybe even a cool movie?

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It is starting to get pretty cold here as well.

Riding last nite at 8 degrees or 46f.

I am thinking of getting the big mitts that cover the handlebars.
they are available here for atv's .

I think heated gloves would be more effective than heated grips, but this is my first cool season riding, so I will ask around and see.
I ride a bit in northern vermont.
3d where are you in vermont??
st johnsbury area, but i ride through out the state.

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what kinda cost, big difference here i would think? got any pics of the install sounds simple enough? Asking cause I know you do, maybe even a cool movie?
You know me all too well! Yes I have a cool movie and pics. The pictures are on my home computer and I'm pretty sure youtube is blocked from work.

I'll try to remember to post up tonight.

www.gerbing.com for prices

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Whoops, got that screwed up. The freezing point is 32, not 42. Duuhhhh...
My BMW and VW both start flashing a warning when the outside temp hits 37 degrees, evidently that's the temp when ice can form on bridges due to the wind chill factor.

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you will see he has alot of excellent how to videos. (thank you steve)
some simple and some more advanced.

including the installation of the heated glove harness.

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I have since put the end of the cord between the seat and tank. It's easier to get to and the plastic cord dosen't scratch.

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ken what did you wire your heated grips into? if you do not mind me askinging.

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I didn't install heated grips on the 919, but on the ST13 they were wired to a Honda Quartet accessory harness.

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yea thats what i was thinking( for the st) also do you still have the st and if so didnt you ceramic coat the headers? if you did do you know how hot they get when the fan comes on - at operating temp

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I no longer have the ST. I did not have the headers coated, but know many that have and others that have had them wrapped. The ST is an odd beast -- some owners complain of horrible heat problems and others have no complaint with heat whatsoever. I don't know the temp that the fan came on but it was uncommon, normally when stopped in traffic, at outside temps above 80 degrees.

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ok i just wondering a freind has one and was wondering what the temp of the headers was after you coated them. you dont happen to have you 9ers pipes coated do you. if not do you know of somone that does.

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