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Old 12-21-2016, 07:00 PM
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Instant warm hands

So I own heated gloves. Gerbings (spelling) but I recently bought these super cheap grip heaters.

They are so crazy cheap but work so crazy well. Used them recently in 22*F and they are almost too warm.

Quick easy installation and removal too.

12v Handlebar Grip Heater Part Hand Warmer Kit Snowmobile Motorcycle ATV Bike | eBay

They mount right over your grips and have an on off switch. I have a cig plug type outlet on my triples so I soldered on the appropriate plug to power them.

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Old 12-21-2016, 07:33 PM
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I have it as well, this doe's work amazingly well!!!
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:35 PM
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I went thru the same process 10 years ago with my 2003 Kawasaki Z1000. The grip heaters kept the insides of my hands warm but even with cold weather gloves I found my hands were still cold on the outside. I tried some glove liners made of cloth that wicks the moisture away from your skin because I was told the moisture is what makes your hands cold. They worked so good I almost didn't need the grip heaters anymore but together cold hands were a thing of the past. I still have the liners but now I ride a 99 Super Hawk. However, I do avoid 22*F at all cost! Good luck with that!!
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:03 PM
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In my younger stupider days I did a highway ride (70mph) down the east side of Manhattan in 0*F with NO winter gear. Just a leather jacket and 2 pair of jeans.

I recommend NOT trying this. I wont be doing it again.

But my wife and I have jumped on the hawk at 9*F in Brooklyn and rode into Manhattan to hang out. THAT is true love.
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:12 AM
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Those look to be standard cheepy grip heaters designed to be placed UNDER the grip.. But some smart guy with some heat shrink tube tried it on the outside and found it worked.

If you can stand the looks and smooth feel of the plastic heatshrink tube for the winter, I think you have a nice fix there for cold hand.

I've used heat panels under grips for many years on my off road bikes ..But I ride those with thinnish gloves.. I never figured it would work wearing thicker gloves .. But this idea..hmmmmmm, I may need to try it as I have finely decided to try heated gear for the street..getting old sucks...


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So I own heated gloves. Gerbings (spelling) but I recently bought these super cheap grip heaters.

They are so crazy cheap but work so crazy well. Used them recently in 22*F and they are almost too warm.

Quick easy installation and removal too.

12v Handlebar Grip Heater Part Hand Warmer Kit Snowmobile Motorcycle ATV Bike | eBay

They mount right over your grips and have an on off switch. I have a cig plug type outlet on my triples so I soldered on the appropriate plug to power them.
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:26 AM
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Yeah Erik I have really warm winter motorcycle specific gloves (fieldsheer eskimo). And when I run these warmers in 25*F they are almost too hot.

I use Oakley 3 grips which don't allow me to use the heat shrink so I cut an old bicycle tube and sewed on Velcro to put it on. This gives me a grippy rubber surface but with great heat. (plus easy put on take off).

I can rarely leave well enough alone. (plus the maker had cost and labor constraints which I do not)

http://www.ozbmx.com.au/topic/6901-o...are-they-real/

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Old 12-22-2016, 09:36 AM
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Heat shrink tube being what it is, and conforms to the surface as you heat.. was it just the provided piece of tube not large enough to fit over the grip end?
In any case I like your inner tube idea as long as it fits snugly at the large and small ex streams of that grip...
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Trying to understand why one would need a heat gun to install these things...
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
Trying to understand why one would need a heat gun to install these things...
to shrink the heat shrink tube they provide
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:47 AM
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Yes the grips too big, that's why I put the link to the type of grip I use.

I made the inner tube cover the exact size and shape of the grip so the seam is where my fingers never reach.

Nice & grippy but comes on or off in a second.
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by E.Marquez View Post
to shrink the heat shrink tube they provide
Allow me to rephrase: Trying to understand why one would need a heat gun to shrink the heat shrink supplied with these heated grips...


I would explain my humor further, but I'd need charts and an easel.
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
Allow me to rephrase: Trying to understand why one would need a heat gun to shrink the heat shrink supplied with these heated grips...


I would explain my humor further, but I'd need charts and an easel.
Have you ever used heat shrink tube?
I see the humor ...but said attempt makes me wounder if you have used heat shrink tube

No doubt someone followed your train of thought (not the humor part.. but REALLY THOUGHT THAT...and then bitched at the seller, for their dismal failure at adulting and doing their own mods..

The need for this seller to include such an advisement is the same as the manufacture of a ladder having to include a warning label that states "Falling off this ladder may cause injury" ....
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Originally Posted by E.Marquez View Post
I see the humor

I don't think you do.


As an electrical engineer, I have never used heat shrinky-dink. Nor have I used one of these, what did you call it, "ladder" objects.

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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
I don't think you do.


As an electrical engineer, I have never used heat shrinky-dink. Nor have I used one of these, what did you call it, "ladder" objects.
Its thinking like that that caused him to post the note...
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...and why we have ladder labels.
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