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Old 12-09-2003, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default Re: How to instal heated hand grips for $27

A very similar article was posted not too long ago on svrider.com. However, that article dealt with a grip kit sold by Dual Star. The Dual Star kit seems to differ from the Aerostitch one in that the throttle element is designed to produce less heat since it is insulated by the plastic throttle tube. Looks like a better design to me.
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Old 12-09-2003, 01:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: How to instal heated hand grips for $27

Any heated grip kit you buy will be insulated by the throttle tube. Remember it is plastic and there is not metal contact with the bar itself. The throttle tube itself provides the insulation not the grip kit.
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Old 12-09-2003, 03:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for the great instructions. I definitely want to try these suckers! Do hotgrips (http://www.hotgrips.com/) work the same?
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Old 12-09-2003, 03:26 PM   #4
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Duh, I just realized that they are different as this kit includes the grips. They are also expensive at $110!
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Old 12-10-2003, 12:57 AM   #5
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Default Re: How to instal heated hand grips for $27

I think you misunderstood that. The heated grip on the throttle draws less power with the Dual Star. They take advantage of the non-conductive nature of the plastic so you can get more even heat.


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Old 12-10-2003, 01:34 AM   #6
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Yep. I have them on my dirt bike. Makes certain rides extremely comfortable.
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Old 12-10-2003, 02:53 AM   #7
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Heated grips: the ONE thing I really, really miss on my former ride, a BMW.
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Old 12-10-2003, 03:06 AM   #8
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Right, so what I was saying is that the elements on the Dual Star kit are not symmetrical. The right side element draws less current, therefore it uses less power, making less heat. It takes into account the throttle tube insulating the right side.
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Old 12-10-2003, 03:27 AM   #9
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I've used Kempex grip heaters many times. I also use a bar mounting for the switch (naked SV). The only thing I would do different is try and find a variable resistor to be able to adjust the heat. Low is not enough on cold mornings and High cooks your hands after twenty minutes.
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Old 12-10-2003, 04:17 AM   #10
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I installed Kimpex elements under my Harley grips a few years ago. They are ok for the price. I'd rather have those neat looking Harley hand heater grips with the adjustment on the grip ends. Very neat looking but expensive.
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