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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Bloodweiser, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer Supporter

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    Oxford is a popular brand of heated grips used a variety of bikes. Worth checking out.
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  2. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    OEM Harley in my opinion. They integrate well with the bike. With can bus bikes that can make a world of difference. I don't care for wiring stuff stand alone if I can avoid it. The BCM does a good job of taking care of the details.
  3. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer Supporter

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    Never even considered HD be an option.

    Is there a "plug and heat" or not to complicated HD option that works with specific year models.

    I'd be pleasantly surprised if this was an option for an EVO sportster.
  4. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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  5. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    I’ll toss in another vote for H-D heated grips. I have heated grips on four of my bikes and by far the best are the ones on my Ultra. I’ll probably put the ones victor posted on my sporty this winter, so far I just use my heated gloves on the sportster.
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  6. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer Supporter

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    egg-cell-ant

    thanks for the link
  7. CarlWheezer

    CarlWheezer It's a trick...get an axe

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    I just installed a set of Harley heated grips on my Ultra last weekend. The dial goes to 6, you don't need to set it over 2 though. They get quite warm!
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  8. jersey jim

    jersey jim Long timer

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    Love the factory heated grips on my '13 Limited, down into the 40's with unlined leather gloves, and yeah, all it really needs is setting 2 or maybe 3 after the sun goes down. I don't know what the rest of the settings are for, maybe drying jerky or cooking a roadside lunch.
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  9. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    At 18 degrees and 80mph I was still getting overly hot hands with it turned up to 5 on my ultra. I think I settled on 4 or thereabouts for that day.
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  10. CAW

    CAW Been here awhile

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    I installed heated grips that install inside the bars, so you can use the grips of your choice. It was a slick install. Takes some mechanical know how because you have to wire them internally, but I like the way they turned out, and the controller mounts in the place of the bar clamp for the lever. IMG_4784.jpg
  11. Cogswell

    Cogswell Road General

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    Another HD factory heated grip fan here. Setting #2 is about as far as mine get to keep my hands comfortable. Anything more and they are cooking.
  12. Third Rex

    Third Rex Adventurer

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    Thanks for all the great info! What gloves does everyone use with the heated grips? I’m hoping the backs of my hands don’t get too cold - I’ve heard they can be an issue for some. It’s good to know the HD grips have heat to spare!
  13. drhach

    drhach We can't stop here, this is bat country!! Supporter

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    That's always been a point of confusion for me as well. Which is why I use heated gloves. It seems like the wind pulling the heat from the top of you hand is where the real issue lies. But people swear by heated grips.
  14. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    I've seen gloves over the years with thinner palms and thicker backs for this reason. I forget where, but I'd start my search with Google or Aerostich.
  15. drhach

    drhach We can't stop here, this is bat country!! Supporter

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    I've had the same pair of Gerbings gloves for about 20 years now. That's how they are.
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  16. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    I recently gave away a 30 year old pair of Widder gloves and vest because I hated wiring myself to the bike so I never used them anymore.

    First bought them when I commuted 1.5 hours each way everyday through winter.
  17. shaner1100gs

    shaner1100gs Been here awhile

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    You know Gerbing has battery powered gloves no more wires.
    https://www.gerbing.com/s7-mens-battery-heated-gloves
  18. CarlWheezer

    CarlWheezer It's a trick...get an axe

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    If you keep the stock handlebars, the fairing does a pretty good job of keeping your hands out of the wind IMHO.
  19. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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  20. Oilleaker

    Oilleaker Ne’er do well tinkerer Supporter

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    I had a pair of Olympia gloves that were designed with less insulation on the grip and more for the back of the hand to work better with heated grips. Unfortunately I didn’t know that at first, and don’t have heated grips, bit they were nicely made. Check if they still make something like that
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