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Old 03-07-2009
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Heated hand grips

With winter now well and truly here my hands get frozen on a ride. Has anyone used heated hand grips or installed them? Do they really keep your hands warm even when exposed to the elements? And yes I do wear gloves.
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all my mates give me shit about them but when its freezing cold and my hands are toasty warm then i get the last laugh, they are an essential accessory in my view and work very very well.
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Yours come on the bike Saddo or did you get aftermarket ones? Looks like the Oxford brand is the pick of them.
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I used to have that problem on my pushy riding to school, I plugged one end of the handlebars and then filled them with boiling water. Crude but effective.
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As saddo said you will cop plenty of shit off your mates for having them but you will be the last one laughing when the weather turns to crap on those long, cold transports home.
Ive got em and love em, dont give a rats what anyone says. I got them from ballards and they work a treat. On the high settings they can almost get too hot when holding on tight when going up and down hills for instance. Good value at only 60 bucks.
Whack on a new set of grips and a couple of the donut hand protectors at the same time like i did. Happy days.
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With winter now well and truly here my hands get frozen on a ride. Has anyone used heated hand grips or installed them? Do they really keep your hands warm even when exposed to the elements? And yes I do wear gloves.
Get them!! I have them on both my bikes!! I class them as a mandatory item!! Wire them up to the stator. Yellow wire on the kato's...


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I've got them and really rate them. As the guys said, you will cop it, but it's all worth it. The guys in the know with yams order a throttle tube from Yam and poprivet it to the clutch side, because if you don't the left hand only gets half as warm as the right hand, as the majority of the heat goes into the metal bar, as opposed to your grip. I have tried a few layers of tape and stuff like that, but it twists on the bars. I also do not orry about using the high low resistor, just flat out or off.
We have the 24 hour race next weekend, and the grip heaters are a major ally in staying warm in the wee small hours of the morning.
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Great buy. Got them from Ballards. If it's really cold and there's a big wind chill factor, the backs of my hands still get cold but they are still a great accessory.
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Yours come on the bike Saddo or did you get aftermarket ones? Looks like the Oxford brand is the pick of them.
they came on the bike when i brought it but i believe they are aftermarket ones, not sure what brand though mate but get yourself some asap and you will never look back.
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