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Installed some heated grips and put them to the test.
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Arrow Installed some heated grips and put them to the test. - December 11, 2006, 07:58 AM

See Dodgeís how-to here
http://www.dcsportbikes.net/forum/showthread.php?t=25782

I got the inexpensive ones. There were about $25 bucks. I wanted some new grips so I went ahead and got some geeky KTMs. If your old grips have tons of adhesive, you may need a new set anyway because they will get trashed during removal. Tested them out and they get hot but it wasnít that cold out yesterday. Iíll post up when itís really cold.



These go under the grips


The wiring diagram



Note the little wire coming out of the grip. Leave some slack on the throttle side.



Switch mounted beside my outlet for battery tender/heated vest so I won't forget to turn them off.


Easy.

Test:
So it was 33 degrees when I left this morning. I was using leather gloves with Thermax inserts. Right grip was hotter than left. I put a layer of electrical tape under the heating element on the left bar but it must soaking up a bit of the heat. I'd probably put on two layers if I did it again. In traffic the right grip actually gets hot. At highway speeds my finger tips did get a bit cold but if you have small hands this may not be an issue. I tried putting my fingertips against the grips but it didnít work that well.


Bottom line: Hot in traffic and good at speeds. You canít beat if for $25.

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December 11, 2006, 08:16 AM

Nice pics but I am not sure about that switch placement! I put my switch under my left front turn signal. Anywhoo here is the best write up for the install and also wiring. http://www.fjr1300.info/mods/tom3.html


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Heated grips? WTF? What's next, a doughnut seat to keep your tooshy comfy, pink streamers, and a flower basket on the front of the bike?
All because I started a thread on the r1-forum about heated grips. He is on this board also, wondering why he hasn't responded to this thread yet.
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All because I started a thread on the r1-forum about heated grips. He is on this board also, wondering why he hasn't responded to this thread yet.
Tell him to ride naked next time he goes out!! Without heated grips I wouldn't be able to feel my fingers to work the brake and clutch! And Nunya is the hi a 50 shot and the low a 25 shot of nitrous?? I wonder how long a single could handle it?


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Only $25 hmmm. . .


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Only $25 hmmm. . .
Go here and I bet you will find other stuff to put under the xmas tree.
http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...t-p-16539.html
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Go here and I bet you will find other stuff to put under the xmas tree.
http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...t-p-16539.html
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