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post #1 of 18 Old 10-23-2011, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Heated grip idear

So I had an idear. What if someone were to installed the heated grip pads differently.
First get some shiny insulated exhaust tape, the stuff on # plates. Stick those behind your stock brush guards.
Then stick the heat pads to them.
Then when you're cruising along, flip them on and the wind would kind of blow the heat up to your hands.
Yes you would lose a lot of heat but maybe it would make the area around your hands a few degrees warmer? Probably not, but...
Instead of making your palms hot while your fingertips and top sides of your hands freeze.
Just a thought.

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post #2 of 18 Old 10-23-2011, 08:15 PM
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You really have to be making contact to them to get an heat.. Air blowing across them cools them down really fast.. Even use on aluminum bars will pull the heat away, somewhat..
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That would take a huge amount of heat to make any noticable difference. Grip heaters depend on direct contact to transfer the heat to your hands.
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If you want to keep your hands warm during cold weather riding,check out these handlebar mitts at hippohands.com. They are designed for highspeed motorcycle riding and in combination with grip heaters will keep your hands toasty to temps far below what a sane person would ride a bike in. I use a similar product on my Quad and am totally comfortable at 35 below with light gloves on.
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Yep. That's what I did last year with great results.
Just throwing out other idears.

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Yep. That's what I did last year with great results.
Just throwing out other idears.
You just get back in your box Savage. We can't have anyone thinking outside of their boxes. Oh, wait... I'm not at work... never mind.

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thinking outside the box!

Keep thinking outside the box ,,,wrong or right,,,,it will lead somewhere or to something needed,,,,,,l
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heated grips plus the cheap atv logic version of hippohands =
regular cheap fleece gloves and I'm good to lower 20s for my 1 hr commute each way.
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I've been using my $5 heated grips in this chilly weather. They feel great on my Hawk (w/o brushguards) and not so warm on my KLR. The only difference I can think of is my Hawk has silicone inside the steel bars. I think I'll remove the grips from my KLR this summer and shoot some silicone in the bars to see if it helps.

Any idears on that?

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