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post #1 of 12 Old 10-02-2006, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Heated gloves vs heated grips?

Pros/cons and opinions on either.
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-02-2006, 09:20 PM
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Re: Heated gloves vs heated grips?

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Pros/cons and opinions on either.
Both are for wussies.. Get an electric vest!!!

Welcome Tom!!!!

Anyway, this weekend I actually thought about this since I left on the bike when it was 44 degrees F outside.. The heated vest helped a great deal, but I was thinking that a set of Aerostich heated grip sleeves would be a good investment. You only have them out and active when you need them...

I've used electric grips before, and they're wonderful, but they're something you permanantly install and use pretty seldom. And since I'm bouncing back and forth between bikes, I'd need two sets.. The grip sleeves can be stuck in the pocket of the electric vest and pulled out when you need em'..

Just my .02 worth..
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I'm leaning towards these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/OXFOR...spagenameZWDVW
No variable temp control...they're either hot or not
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thats funny tom. I was just going to give you that link.

My buddy has these. he really likes them. you can remove them when not needed easily. just zip tie the wiring harnes in place. you can unplug the warmers and go.

I will be purchasing these for sure.

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I have bad circulation in my hands, and even in Florida I still use heated grips on my bikes. I was spoiled by BMW with my first heated grips when riding in the cold in Chicago and Cincinnati. Heated grips -- internal or external wraps -- are the better way to go in my opinion simply because you can then use normal thin gloves (always better than thick gloves that give you no feel). Additionally, the grips are then wired instead of you wired to the bike -- one less thing to forgot to unplug when you get off.

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Welcome Tom, These are what I have and work great, and there cheap, just like we like them.
http://happy-trail.com/ProductInfo.a...=SYMTEC-210019
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post #8 of 12 Old 10-04-2006, 08:18 PM
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I have the heated grips from Dual Star and I love them. High and low settings, and the low setting is a separate circuit so you aren't using the same power as the high setting (more power for other stuff). The high setting gets so hot that with medium weight gloves on, I can't keep my hands on the grips (so I cycle between high and low).
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I have the heated grips from Dual Star and I love them.
Those are the same Symtec grip heaters that KLRGunn linked to, just with a Dual Star "exclusive!" ad stuck to them and the Symtec label stripped off. You can get the same Symtec kit from your local motorcycle shop for around the same price, once you consider shipping.

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post #10 of 12 Old 10-05-2006, 02:28 AM
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Owning both, I'm a big advocate of heated grips. I don't like messin with the wires of the electric gloves and I like being able to choose which gloves I'm gonna wear and they probably offer more crash protection than electric gloves.

I also think electric grips work WAY better at keepin me warm than my electric vest that I've also been using for many years. IMO your torso is a lot easier to insulate with layers compared to your hands. MH
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