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    First ride with heated grips!!!

    I must confess today that i have been riding dirt bikes and atvs all my life. Ive been on road bikes for 13 years and have froze many times here in Indiana. Well Saturday morning i left for a two day ride "2013 hnf ride" it was 28 degree's outside when i left and this was my first ride with heated grips. Someone smack me please. I feel stupid for never getting heated grips after all the years of freezing. 28 was nice and toasty And all i had on was leather gloves with vent holes in them and that was on low. High will about burn your fingers. It was the best 450-500 miles ive ridden. +++++++ probably the best $50 ive spent on a bike.
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    Symtec heat demons. They go on your handlebars under the grips. They basically have a adhesive side that sticks them to your handlebars then glue the grips back on and wire them up with the low-off-switch provided. I used a relay and used the speedo light to power the relay so if the key is off so are the grips. Just so i dont forget to turn off the grips and kill the battery.

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    My last 4 bikes came with heated grips. I'll never have a bike without them.

    Anyone use the Hippo Hands? I see that Oxford has handlebar muffs too!
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    I have a set of Hippo Hands, I'll be trying them out real soon...

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    I have some ATV mitts that are almost like the Hippo Hands. I had the same feeling when using these as small's did with the heated grips...couldn't believe the difference. I've ridden in 20 degree weather without any gloves on at all and were very comfy. Only reason I went this route is I didn't want to mess around with electronics, otherwise heated grips sound like a great idea.
    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    I have the tusk atv mitts from rockymountainatv.com i got them because they were cheap "$10-15" and they help keep the wind off. They are a little small but for the money they are nice.

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    Heated grips would be very nice in cold weather. I picked up some of those moose mitts which I'll be trying soon. Doesn't get that cold here in CA and wanted something I could remove when the day warmed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evan View Post
    Heated grips would be very nice in cold weather. I picked up some of those moose mitts which I'll be trying soon. Doesn't get that cold here in CA and wanted something I could remove when the day warmed up.
    I put my mitts on the TW yesterday while getting ready for my annual "Elk" meeting. Went for a test ride without my gloves on. Comfy, though I wasn't riding in 28* temps like smalls did.
    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    Smalls, I used the heated grip wraps and they work well also. Wish I would have put them on years ago.

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