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Old 10-24-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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Heated Grips

Are you happy with them and where did you buy? Thanks.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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KTM Factory type on mine and I love em. Great on a cold day. No complaints
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:35 PM   #3
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I've had a few different kinds, BMW factory, Kimpex, and the lastest which are Dual Stars. The Dual Stars so far have been a let down. Every other grip I've had got much hotter.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:51 PM   #4
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heated grips

I bought mine from kurt at blackdog and they suck . The right one gets hot but the left one barely gets hot. I even tried insalating it but no go just barely warm. I talked to Kurt from blackdog at the KTM rally in lake tahoe he said their was a bad batch but he didnt offer a refund. So I guess I will try another brand.

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Old 10-24-2011, 11:11 PM   #5
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I've installed the KTM part which is probably OEM'ed from somebody else. The "start" setting works well. Both grips are powered in parallel. The "on" setting, both grips powered in serial, is not really warm but just takes the cold out of it. I'm thinking about adding a switch from Symtec: http://www.symtec-inc.com/Internal-H...etric_p_7.html

I've seen it offered separately for $89 somewhere. It provides 4 settings rather than the factory 2.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:09 AM   #6
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Heated grips

How are the KTM brand do they work well
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:35 AM   #7
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How are the KTM brand do they work well
Those are the ones I have. See my reply above yours.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:18 AM   #8
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Bought a few of the Symtec ones with the rocker switch from California Sport Touring for various bikes. No issues here.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:37 AM   #9
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Got my bike with KTM (part 60112064144) grips and working great. These have a four level power controller, with dim indicator lights. Long press turns heater on/off and short cycles between levels. I've only couple of weeks experience, but temperatures have been close to freezing and I usually keep them on the second level. Highest level melts my gloves..



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Old 10-25-2011, 04:00 AM   #10
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I've never had heated grips before.
My 2006.5 Adv came with Oxford grips installed...
I love them, a gift from the motorcycling gods!
Get some you won't regret it!
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:31 AM   #11
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+1 for Symtec heated grips, they're more expensive than other element grip heaters but, they work well.
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:47 AM   #12
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Got my bike with KTM (part 60112064144) grips and working great. These have a four level power controller, with dim indicator lights. Long press turns heater on/off and short cycles between levels. I've only couple of weeks experience, but temperatures have been close to freezing and I usually keep them on the second level. Highest level melts my gloves..



Looks great.
I wonder if we can install the new 4 level controller in our old Daytona grips, the ones with the 2 level switch, where position 1 means melt and position 2 does nothing...
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:57 AM   #13
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I've never had heated grips before.
My 2006.5 Adv came with Oxford grips installed...
I love them, a gift from the motorcycling gods!
Get some you won't regret it!
I second the Oxford grips, the newer ones have the four settings which works well. I still have a set of the older ones which is variable by the potentiometer and you can dial in the exact amount of heat you need. Those black KTM ones look exactly like the 4 position Oxford heaters on my other bike. I live in Canada, heated grips is not an option to be without. WR Dave
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:57 AM   #14
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Hot Grips are the best! http://www.hotgrips.com
I have them on all my motorcycles, ATVs, and snowmobiles.
Be sure to add Warm N' Safe's Heat-Troller, in either the sub-surface or surface mount variety, and you'll have grips that can go from barely warm to "melt your gloves hot" in just a few seconds. http://www.warmnsafe.com/index.php?m...cPath=65_71_81

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Old 10-25-2011, 04:58 AM   #15
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Good question GOTI , I have the older KTM branded grips. The grips look identical but the older style controller has three settings, off, start (which is like hanging onto an exhaust header) and on (which is barely warmer than off). But back to the original question; YES by all means get heated grips if you ride in the cold. They are the next best thing to round tires.
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