Originally Posted by lightfox
I'm not sure what you suggest I should look for on ebay motors, but yes I do see the heaters that have just a thin heating element. They seem to just come with an on/off switch. I think it would be a lot better to have a few levels of heat to choose from. Can I add a controller to these? Also, how difficult is the installation from start to finish? I've never worked on a bike before.
I have run the cheap heating elements with hi and lo - high is always too high, and lo is always too low
I do find myself liking the 4 settings that the Oxfords offer.
I run Oxford Heaterz on all my bikes now, that and some moderately insulated gloves takes care of my hands during our winters. I ride down into the low 30's/ upper 20's with this set up.
These are the ones I run: http://lockitt.com/AccessoriesGrips3.htm#oxhg
Easy install - probably 3/10 in difficulty. Hardest part is rigging up to switched power and maybe doing some light sanding on throttle tube/handlebar, to get the new grips to slide on.
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