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Old 12-23-2012, 03:05 AM   #15211
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Lovin this TIGER 800 thread

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Old 12-23-2012, 11:13 AM   #15212
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Superb. Although I did notice on their site there that they've changed the controller design. Mine has an On/Off button the new ones don't so I don't know how you're supposed to turn them on & off now.
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I just installed mine 2 weeks ago, my controller has on/off & 4 heat settings. I usually get them going on 100%, then drop down to 30 - love them. Plus the grips are fatter than the standard ones, something I had considered doing anyway - win win. $72 bux.

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Old 12-24-2012, 06:58 AM   #15213
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Blacktiger and Bross, point taken. I have plans to get heated gear and better guards. But what I wanted to find out is how hot do the heated grips get? I have never had them, so this is my first experience. If this is how hot it gets, triumph offered to take it back, so I might as well return them and then use the money to get something else. But if they are lemons, I want to get them replaced/repaired under the warranty. I am aware of the fact that this might still not be enough to keep we comfortably warm but at the same time I don't want to be paying $250 + $100(labor) for a lemon.
I do a lot of winter riding, and I think mine suck too. They are reasonably warm on high, but certainly never too hot to hold with bare hands. On low I can tell they are on with summer gloves, but with even the thinnest insulation, I can't really tell. They feel barely warm with bare hands. My Triumphs grips suck compared to my previous BMW, I remember having to turn those down at times due to sweat. But then again, maybe the Triumph grips are simply better for cool weather and the BMWs were better for cold weather.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:59 AM   #15214
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+1

I just installed mine 2 weeks ago, my controller has on/off & 4 heat settings. I usually get them going on 100%, then drop down to 30 - love them. Plus the grips are fatter than the standard ones, something I had considered doing anyway - win win. $72 bux.

Have to say that's an odd location for the controller. Looks like it might crash into a tankbag on left lock. I put mine on one of the bolts on the handlebar cross brace.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:25 AM   #15215
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Have to say that's an odd location for the controller. Looks like it might crash into a tankbag on left lock. I put mine on one of the bolts on the handlebar cross brace.
Just the first place that came to mind and was easy. I don't care for tank bags, so the range is a non issue to me.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:04 PM   #15216
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Just the first place that came to mind and was easy. I don't care for tank bags, so the range is a non issue to me.
So the Oxford grips are plug & play?
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:26 PM   #15217
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pretty much.

FWIW they will shut off if your battery level gets low, they have a voltage cut off inbuilt ... also they will appear to not work well if the battery is not in good order.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:09 AM   #15218
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pretty much.

FWIW they will shut off if your battery level gets low, they have a voltage cut off inbuilt ... also they will appear to not work well if the battery is not in good order.
LOL not so sure about that, I managed to drain the battery enough that I had to charge it a couple of hours to get it going.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:23 AM   #15219
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pretty much.

FWIW they will shut off if your battery level gets low, they have a voltage cut off inbuilt ... also they will appear to not work well if the battery is not in good order.
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LOL not so sure about that, I managed to drain the battery enough that I had to charge it a couple of hours to get it going.
They claim that (#6). Maybe, the voltage cutoff is too low for the Tiger or EFI bikes, in general.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:52 PM   #15220
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They claim that (#6). Maybe, the voltage cutoff is too low for the Tiger or EFI bikes, in general.
Voltage cutoff on the 'premium' grip only. Flip a couple pages to the right and on the standard grip they don't make that claim.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:54 PM   #15221
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Voltage cutoff on the 'premium' grip only. Flip a couple pages to the right and on the standard grip they don't make that claim.
Ahhh, got it. Good to know.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:11 PM   #15222
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Ahhh, got it. Good to know.
The real question is do they plug into the OEM plug, anyone?

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Old 12-26-2012, 07:02 AM   #15223
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The real question is do they plug into the OEM plug, anyone?

James
No. But, you can buy an adapter from Eastern Beaver to make it plug n play.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:09 AM   #15224
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I can guarantee you that any full sized Harley was a handfull on that road
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:04 AM   #15225
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FWIW they will shut off if your battery level gets low, they have a voltage cut off inbuilt ... also they will appear to not work well if the battery is not in good order.
You can wire them into the switched circuit on the OE plug under the tank for the Triumph grips. Then it's no problem but.....That's all well & good but how do you turn them on and off while you're riding?
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