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post #1 of 23 Old 10-17-2019, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Heated grips

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I need your help. Before I start looking at old posts, I figured I would start here. I'm in New England and thinking of adding heated grips. Don't know if it is better to have heated gloves? Any ideas or suggestions welcomed.


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post #2 of 23 Old 10-17-2019, 09:57 PM
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Bc2, I have the oxford heated grips. The large diameter works with my hands. They will get so hot that you have to turn them down, so power is not an issue.

The grips do all they can, but im not a real fan of the concept.. They work better on my c14 because i have hand guards to keep the wind off. On the ninja, the back of my hand will be freezing, while the inside is too hot to hold the grip. This is talking 35-40 degree temps. They are nice when its 50-60 to take the edge off. They are cheap and easy to connect, but overall, i think ill try the gloves.
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Bc2, I have the oxford heated grips. The large diameter works with my hands. They will get so hot that you have to turn them down, so power is not an issue.

The grips do all they can, but im not a real fan of the concept.. They work better on my c14 because i have hand guards to keep the wind off. On the ninja, the back of my hand will be freezing, while the inside is too hot to hold the grip. This is talking 35-40 degree temps. They are nice when its 50-60 to take the edge off. They are cheap and easy to connect, but overall, i think ill try the gloves.

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post #4 of 23 Old 10-18-2019, 09:10 AM
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I've done both heated gloves and Oxford heated grips. The backs of your hands and your finger tips do get cold with the heated grips (when wearing regular riding gloves) when the the temps are 5C to 8C, but I find a cheap pair of $10 rubber overgloves solve that problem. As for heated gloves, I've had a couple and while they work to keep all your hand warm, they are a bitch to get off after a period of riding because your hand is stuck to the lining due to persperation.
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These work wonders when it is cold, raining, or both:


https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I like the idea of not plugging my hands into a cord. The rubber outer glove sounds like a good solution. The oxford grips are really powerful, so theres plenty of heat to work with.
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Anyone run hand guards on their Ninja? I've been thinking about it, but man do they look dorky on a sport bike.
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I use Gerbing heated gloves along with Heated jacket liner with full sleeves. It's a game changer in winter. It's a single wire from your bike's battery. The jacket liner connects to the bike. The jacket liner has wires that connect to the gloves. Easy on/off. You need the dual controller to control either/both the gloves and liner heat independently. While it's really nice to be able to just turn on heated grips if you don't have winter gloves, it really only heats the palm of your hands. The rest of your body is freezing. With heated jacket liner + gloves, most of your body is bathing in heat, including the finger tips, knuckles, etc. You really don't want to unplug from the bike at all. LOL! It's that nice.
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As for heated gloves, I've had a couple and while they work to keep all your hand warm, they are a bitch to get off after a period of riding because your hand is stuck to the lining due to persperation.
I'm on my second pair of heated gloves. First one was Tourmaster. Now I'm using Gerbings. Never had this sticky problem. But my hands don't really sweat.
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Anyone run hand guards on their Ninja? I've been thinking about it, but man do they look dorky on a sport bike.
I put them on my Ninja when I took a near 100mph "hard thing" on the knuckle of my little finger. Finishing a trip with my little finger swelled up and sticking out wasn't fun. I added Barkbuster Storm S7s a couple weeks later.
A side effect is that they make grip heaters much more effective and even provide a fair amount of rain protection. I've tried and didn't like various winter, cold weather, waterproof and heated gloves and keep coming back to my favorites so my choice is obviously personal. I do wear a heated jacket (Gerbings).
The Barkbusters don't "waterproof" your hands but for up to an hour in moderate rain they keep my hands/gloves fairly dry. Cutting the wind makes the grip heaters more effective too.
Of course, "dorky" is in the eye of the beholder but I've long ago given up the old addage "It is better to look good than to feel good."
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