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Old 03-03-2007, 02:45 PM   #1
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Which Heated Grips?

Greetings,
Having done a proper search I've narrowed my heated grip choices down to the following:
  1. Symtec Motorcycle Grip Heater Kit w/round rocker switch: http://www.casporttouring.com/store/...e=heated_grips
  2. Oxford Heaterz Heated Grips: http://www.bikesax.com/Merchant2/mer...egory_Code=HGR
  3. Hot Grips: http://www.hotgrips.com/
Can anyone recommend one over the others for my KTM 950 Super Enduro?

I'm leaning towards the Oxfords and Hot Grips for ease of installation, but don't want hard plastic grips that will cut into my hands and offer no vibration damping.

Thanks for your suggestions!

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Old 03-03-2007, 03:10 PM   #2
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symtec, california

ktm:

I've put symtec on my BMW R80RT, and would again. Kept the stock grips.

I've ordered up another set for my DR650.

Order them from California Sport Touring, seem cheapest around. (My first set came from aerostich, with a klutzy switch. Bought a used BMW dash rocker switch.)

http://www.casporttouring.com/store/...gory_Code=SYMT
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Old 03-03-2007, 04:41 PM   #3
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Heated Grips

Take a look at Dual-Star.com.

They have a lot of dual sport items, but thier heated grips are great! I put them on my RT and loved them.. Unlike many heaters, this one has a dual circuit so that when you are on LOW, it only heats one circuit and does not through electricity away.

$30.00.
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Old 03-03-2007, 04:42 PM   #4
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Besure you choose heated grips for a motorcycle and not an ATV or Snowmobile. The grips for bikes are specifically designed with a differentrial in heating to allow for the twist grip thottle the ATV grigs are the same for each side.
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Old 03-03-2007, 05:42 PM   #5
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The Symtec and Dual-Star, are one and the same. I installed a set on my Gran Canyon, which worked very well, until the temps got down to @ freezing.

Another option, are the following; http://www.cbxman.com/detail.aspx?ID=504

I think that I am going to install the Koso grips this time, just to see if there is a difference.
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:26 AM   #6
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Big fan of Oxford

I ordered a pair of Symptex (?) to put under the stock grips of my FZ-6... I just didn't like the way they terminated. It would be too easy to damage them.

I have installed Oxford Heaterz Grips on the FZ-6, the DRZ, and a ZX9R and I love them. They have an electronic controller included in the priced (which is slightly on the biggish side) so they make efficient use of the bikes available power. They do they job for me and I'll probably install a pair on every bike I ever own... I love them that much!
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Old 03-04-2007, 12:05 PM   #7
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I installed symtecs on both my bikes last year, they work well and are a great value for the money.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:14 PM   #8
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Thanks for the advice!

Are the Oxford and/or Hot Grips "soft" like regular grips, or are they hard plastic?


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Old 03-04-2007, 01:58 PM   #9
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Polly Heaters

Have you heard about Polly Heaters?

Cartridges slip inside the bars - no change to the grips themselves.
Good price, fairly easy install, great heat.




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Old 03-04-2007, 03:25 PM   #10
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I ordered a pair of Symptex (?) to put under the stock grips of my FZ-6... I just didn't like the way they terminated. It would be too easy to damage them.
i thought so too at first, but i gave it a shot anyway.....after quite a few thousand miles fallen over in streams, into trees, and multiple crashes...they are pretty solid.
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Old 03-04-2007, 03:53 PM   #11
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Have you heard about Polly Heaters?

Cartridges slip inside the bars - no change to the grips themselves.
Good price, fairly easy install, great heat.




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Old 03-04-2007, 05:03 PM   #12
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Bar Ends or "BarkBuster" type mounts

Does any one know if Polly Heaters will work with bar ends or the type of mounts used in "Bark Buster" type guards?
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:06 PM   #13
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Are the Oxford and/or Hot Grips "soft" like regular grips, or are they hard plastic?
kt,
I recently installed the Oxford Heaterz. They are not soft. Not hard hard plastic, but more like hard rubber. They are a rugged design. The wiring alone is much heavier gauge than dual stars. Oxford's switch is pretty functional with eight settings. While riding 20 degree days in the mountains I have yet to get past setting #3.

Can't speak to the Hot Grips other than to say their web site sucks.

Good luck.

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Old 03-05-2007, 02:07 AM   #14
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Does any one know if Polly Heaters will work with bar ends or the type of mounts used in "Bark Buster" type guards?
yeah, they'll work. they get shoved in a little further, but they get so smoking hot it doesn't matter.
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Old 03-05-2007, 12:29 PM   #15
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yeah, they'll work. they get shoved in a little further, but they get so smoking hot it doesn't matter.
Are you using the "motorcycle" ones, or are you using the snowmobile ones? They both use the same amount of power, but it says the motorcycle ones are set tp run a little cooler. Seems to me you'd want them to run as hot as possible...
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