Which Heated Grips?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by ktm950se, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. Hipster

    Hipster Long timer

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  2. thetable

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    I've run these on a few bikes, and other than avoiding their rocker switch like the plague, I've been happy with them, and they definitely offer the best value.

    I do keep eyeballing the A'ME heated grips, because on paper they have one of the slickest setups, just hard to swallow the price.
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  3. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    I've been putting the symtec grip heaters on the last two bikes I've had. I'll be putting them on all future bikes. Like others have said, avoid the rocker switch; get the metal toggle option. I'd also suggest using a relay. Mine get too hot on low, sometimes. I'm going to change the high/low switch to a pulse type, like my W&S jacket uses.
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  4. burmbuster

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    I am going to get the Heat Demon internal grips. A bit pricey but the install is easy and I can use the grips of my choice.
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  5. DYNOBOB

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  6. DualSpaz

    DualSpaz Been here awhile

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    I haven't personally tried these, but Dirt bike magazine gave them a good review. I will definitely try them on my next bike strictly for they way they mount. http://www.amegrips.com/
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  7. OTB

    OTB Oh fer Chrissakes

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    I have installed and used both the Symtec differential winding style and the resistor type heated grips. The Symtec are better made, but the resistor type get much hotter. Here in Colorado I prefer the resistor type.
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  8. Jim K.

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    I've used HotGrips on my last 3 bikes, (15+ years). Never had a failure & easy install on all 3. The grips were all a little larger ("fatter") than originals, & a little harder. I personally like a fat grip & the hard/soft is something each has to decide for themselves, I guess. They all worked well, even with the supplied, simple, low/high/off switch. On my current bike, I've substituted a 3 position , marine rocker switch, ($20) just for the aesthetics. All the grips were were under $100.00. I think they are made in USA, but I can't swear to it. They seem to be a solid, well-made product. I'll no doubt go with them again on my next bike .
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  9. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    I have the streetbike version (Chicanes) and for the most part have been a satisfied customer. Easy peasy installation and softer than stock SuperTenere grips but not as long so if you have monster paws look elsewhere. Grips are very warm and there is no big controller to take up space on the bars. My only problems are both sides will turn themselves off briefly then resume. I have had to call "Bob" in customer service 3 times for this and each time he promptly sends me a new one but I really wish A'ME would fix this for good. Overall, 7 out of 10.
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  10. bikepsych

    bikepsych Been here awhile

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    Just installed Oxford Heaterz on my KTM990R. Haven't used them yet, but this weekend heading for Flagstaff. Supposed to be in 30's so they'll get a workout. :evil

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  11. rob1313

    rob1313 Still learning

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    Oxfords. I've used the others, including factory on a BMW and a Honda. Unless something horrific changes with the company I'll never spend my money elsewhere again.
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