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Old 12-03-12, 21:31   #1
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Default Anybody running heated grips on their 675?

Living in CO is an exercise in temp extremes. I've been considering heated grips for a bit as most seasons here have chilly mornings and evenings leaving the hands out "cold" so to speak. It seems the heated grips would make these chilly mornings more doable and extend the overall season. I've looked at the Oxford grips, they seem to have good reviews and could be removed in summer if desired. My question is, do these grips effect performace at all in terms of fit, feel etc.?
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They won't get hot enough to keep your hands warm. They will keep them from getting so cold it hurts, but that's About it. If you want warm hands, get heated gloves.


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Living in CO is an exercise in temp extremes. I've been considering heated grips for a bit as most seasons here have chilly mornings and evenings leaving the hands out "cold" so to speak. It seems the heated grips would make these chilly mornings more doable and extend the overall season. I've looked at the Oxford grips, they seem to have good reviews and could be removed in summer if desired. My question is, do these grips effect performace at all in terms of fit, feel etc.?
I tried the Oxford grips and didn't like them. They make your grips bulky and really don't get all that warm. You basically lose all dexterity in throttle control. As previously stated, heated gear is the way to go.
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I can second the heated gear comments. I have a heated inner jacket liner and gloves, couldn't be happier.
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I didn't want the Oxford grips for all the reasons stated. I went with DuelStar heated grips which consist of a 3M thin heating element which attaches to your bar or clip on directly. You then can put whatever normal grip you want over the top of it (might not work with Rizoma or Driven metal grips) and no one will know you have heated grips unless they notice the extra wires and/or switch on your dash. I have these on my FZ6R and they keep my hands plenty warm on the "low" setting. I never use the "high" setting as it makes my hands sweat. I live in Alaska BTW, and ride until the snow sticks. I do combine these with a Tourmaster heated vest. But I only use the vest when it's in the 30's.

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I didn't want the Oxford grips for all the reasons stated. I went with DuelStar heated grips which consist of a 3M thin heating element which attaches to your bar or clip on directly. You then can put whatever normal grip you want over the top of it (might not work with Rizoma or Driven metal grips) and no one will know you have heated grips unless they notice the extra wires and/or switch on your dash. I have these on my FZ6R and they keep my hands plenty warm on the "low" setting. I never use the "high" setting as it makes my hands sweat. I live in Alaska BTW, and ride until the snow sticks. I do combine these with a Tourmaster heated vest. But I only use the vest when it's in the 30's.

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That looks like it might be an option. On the throttle side, did you put the heat tape right on the bar? Or does it go over the throttle tube? Also, did you use the shrink wrap tape available on the website for the left hand side?
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the heat element goes right on the throttle tube. if you want you can wrap a layer of electrical tape on the other side to help insulate the hearing element from the metal of the handlebar which can absorb a lot of heat and make it take longer for that side to heat up. some grip heaters have two different pieces of heater film and the non throttle side has more heating to power to help with the fact it losses more heat tot the handlebar.

I think heated grips make a big difference in comfort in cold weather. I have a heated vest too. it's great. I don't have to layer up as much and there is less bulk around my arms so I'm not all constricted by my clothing.


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What monkey wrench said. If you have aluminum bars or clip ons on the non throttle side, you'll need to put a piece of heat shrink tubing over the bar before you put the heating element on. The heating element goes directly on the throttle tube.

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I use these grip wraps from Aerostich.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-warm-wrap-grips.html

I have ridden 150+ miles with them on and they didn't bother me at all. You will notice them but I don't think they are thick enough to cause any issues with control. They get hot to the point where I need to turn them off. I went with these instead of the Oxfords because they about 10x easier to install and come off just as easily.
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oxford all the way. I have them on for the whole year, increasing wear.
oh and heated gloves dont warm the palm of the hand. you need both. drove in 1celcius yesterday, tomorrow it'll be -2. i have an 80 km commute and wouldnt go without my heated grips.
maybe ill try another brand on my clipons but i am happy with the oxfords and gerbing gloves combo
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