Heated Grips


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Heated Grips

Postby robb » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:41 pm



Just installed new heated grips on bike. Don't know why I waited so long. Pull off old grips and install the new ones, simple plug in's. Grips are more like ones on my Vstar and feel better than Kuraykn that was on bike.

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Re: Heated Grips

Postby heidebill » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:08 pm

What kind of Glue did you use, I tried Scott Grip Glue without success, Maybe I did it wrong,
Do you have any suggestions
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Re: Heated Grips

Postby robb » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:30 pm

Try a piece of clear double side tape. Slide grip on and with 1" left apply tape. Two pieces was all I needed and it was tight. Had to twist grip while pushing up. Don't stop twisting till the wire is in position desired, 30 minutes later mine would not twist again. Also on throttle side I left a loop in the upward position to allow it to sass the kill switch. If I could have twisted the cable tube wire would have been in lower position. Did not want to chance breaking the wires.

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Re: Heated Grips

Postby artgrantz » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:10 pm

Heated grips are fantastic. I'll never be without them again.

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Re: Heated Grips

Postby robb » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:47 am

I fully agree, a thin pair of weight lifting gloves ase now sufficient at 40 degree.

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Re: Heated Grips

Postby artgrantz » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:13 pm

robb wrote:I fully agree, a thin pair of weight lifting gloves ase now sufficient at 40 degree.


I wear windstopper gloves available at http://www.rei.com/
They are not waterproof but the grips keep me warm in the rain and they dry quickly. Lots of other small, lightweight products useful to bikers at REI, check it out.

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Re: Heated Grips

Postby Hickey » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:00 am

Hi All,

I heard hair spray works real good the hold the grips on. It make them east to go on and after drying holds them real good.

Hickey

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Re: Heated Grips

Postby artgrantz » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:58 am

Hickey wrote:Hi All,

I heard hair spray works real good the hold the grips on. It make them east to go on and after drying holds them real good.

Hickey

That may work well for non heated grips but heated grips will melt it and allow the grips to loosen and rotate. I use high temp epoxy to attach heated grips. A little bit will do it.

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Re: Heated Grips

Postby Hickey » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:27 am

You are right !! I wasn't thinking about the heat making the hair spray coming lose.

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Re: Heated Grips

Postby heidebill » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:13 am

Here is a video of my Heated Grip Installation,





It was fairly straight forward, But I am doing several other items now as well
Will post the video of the Rear Wheel and Drive Shaft lube, when it is complete
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Re: Heated Grips

Postby Handyman Dan » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:41 am

I love heated grips. I have bought a 96 GL1500 SE that dose not have heated grips and I will be adding them before the cold weather arrives.
What brand dose everyone recomend?

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Re: Heated Grips

Postby robb » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:35 pm

Why wait for the cold weather, they come in handy on extremely humid days too. Ever ride and the hands start to feel sticky from humidity or high temperatures ? I don't like gloves and the low heat works great.

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Re: Heated Grips

Postby MikeB » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:24 pm

Hi Robb. So tell me please, where did you mount the controller? Is it a heat control similar to the adjustable Heat Troller in that it sends pulsed voltage to the grip or does it connect through a voltage dropping resistor? I have a set of grip heaters that go under the existing grips and I intend to mount a Heat Troller and will more than likely Velcro it go to the brake master cylinder cover.
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Re: Heated Grips

Postby robb » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:16 pm

<a href="http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/vstar105/?action=view&amp;current=HeatandventsA.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/vstar105/HeatandventsA.jpg" border="0" alt="Grip heat controller"></a>

Check this picture, just below the center emblem. Easily removed, velcro supported. It is controlled by a dial thermostat (rheostat). It's really not noticed unless you look for it. Looked at a lot of kits and this was by far the easiest install and best of all only $100 . Grips are smaller than Kuraykn and fit my hand much better.

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Re: Heated Grips

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