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Old 01-27-2015, 09:21 AM   #1
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Bikemaster Heated grips?

I got a giftcard to Motorcycle superstore, and I was hoping to pick up some heated grips or brake lines. Well, they do not seem to carry either Spiegler lines (my choice #1 in lines) or Oxford Heaterz ( my choice in grips). They have some Bikemaster heated grips, but the reviews are mixed.

Any real world experience from the trusted source here?
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:24 AM   #2
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Ist year for mine but so far so good. I like the 5 stage controller switch. The grips seem to heat evenly. Installation was easy. If they last 3 years I'll be happy at that price.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:55 AM   #3
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Got some on the Strom I've had for a few years and they've worked GREAT. As stated above heat evenly and well. 5 setting controls works great, enough settings to cover all temps.
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:15 PM   #4
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Thanks. I was a bit skeptical, but you guys are making me reconsider.
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:54 PM   #5
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So far So good using them for past 1 year & they are doing great warms evenly .5 stage controller switch is an gem.
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Old 02-12-2015, 03:45 PM   #6
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Thanks, guys.

I got the grips and they arrived today. One question, if I may.

There is no draw specs in the box, nor any relay. Did you wire yours straight to a switched source (tailight, etc) or did you buy a relay and wire them to the battery with the relay triggered by a switched source, ie taillight?

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Old 02-12-2015, 11:09 PM   #7
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I would definitely use a relay for the heated grips. They probably draw around 3 amps on high.I wouldnt run them without a relay and inline fuse to the battery. Its cheap insurance to keep your bike from bursting into flames.

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Old 02-12-2015, 11:12 PM   #8
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They should draw around 3 amps on high. Still, a relay is easy to setup and cheap insurance.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:32 AM   #9
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I wired mine through a fused bus bar which is hot all the time and has it's own large amp fuse. I just did the math and put the proper fuse in the heated grip power slot. I just have to remember to turn them off when I park. Usually not a big deal I've added it to my "Checklist" when I get off the bike.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:19 AM   #10
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Very pleased with the Oxfords on my WR. Very easy install with the pre made wiring harness. Stuck the controller on my front brake master cylinder.[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:09 AM   #11
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I just got my bikemaster heated grips 101922... Just Wondering, there is no "off" switch.... Do I need to add a switch to it myself?
Is there another way of switching it off? taking out the fuse every time I get off the bike is not really appealing.
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The unit itself is the shutoff switch. You simply push the button till all 5 lights are on then push it one more time and they all shut off. That is off.
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