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Old 08-08-2013, 05:18 PM   #16
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I thought the KTM ones had problems with the switches?
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:26 PM   #17
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I thought the KTM ones had problems with the switches?
wasnt that the old turn knob type switch? for the $60 or so these ones cost they seem good...

of course if the switch craps out ill eat my words, and then fit a switch of my own and carry on..
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:50 PM   #18
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Heated grips, handguards and gloves. I use 'em all for different conditions...
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:33 PM   #19
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AME Grips

I have not personally tried them but AME heated grips have garnered good ratings in a few magazine reviews. AME grips are clamp on - no glue required.

Take a look on their website www.amegrips.com
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:55 AM   #20
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I have not personally tried them but AME heated grips have garnered good ratings in a few magazine reviews. AME grips are clamp on - no glue required.

Take a look on their website www.amegrips.com
We went through three sets of AME, I won't use them again.

The concept is good but the electronics are too fussy and keep playing up
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:45 AM   #21
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Anyone looking to replace a 'switch' or other oem on/off device, do yourself a favor and get a Heatroller- great quality, American-made, infinitely variable controllers with great support from Mike Coan, the owner. No personal/financial interest, here, in promoting Warm 'N' Safe other than I support small businesses that make high quality products, with customer-oriented track records!
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:40 PM   #22
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Anyone looking to replace a 'switch' or other oem on/off device, do yourself a favor and get a Heatroller- great quality, American-made, infinitely variable controllers with great support from Mike Coan, the owner. No personal/financial interest, here, in promoting Warm 'N' Safe other than I support small businesses that make high quality products, with customer-oriented track records!
Agree with this 100%, best bit of gear you can get for the heated grips, ours works flawlessly
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:30 PM   #23
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I like my setup quite a bit: standard cheap stick on sheet heating element with progrips 714 on top, controlled by an ebay LED light dimmer for infinite variability. I made some heavy fabric handguard covers that attach to the stock handguards with a few zipties to provide a lot more wind protection- not quite hippohands, but that's the general idea. Heated grips do a great job if you can stop most of the heat loss from the back of your hand. The cheap stick on heater elements will do a good enough job that I can't leave them on high even in very cold weather.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:14 AM   #24
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I like my setup quite a bit: standard cheap stick on sheet heating element with progrips 714 on top, controlled by an ebay LED light dimmer for infinite variability. I made some heavy fabric handguard covers that attach to the stock handguards with a few zipties to provide a lot more wind protection- not quite hippohands, but that's the general idea. Heated grips do a great job if you can stop most of the heat loss from the back of your hand. The cheap stick on heater elements will do a good enough job that I can't leave them on high even in very cold weather.
I'd like to see how you wired the dimmer up, my stick on heaters are too cold on low and too hot on high sounds like a great mod
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:44 AM   #25
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I'd like to see how you wired the dimmer up, my stick on heaters are too cold on low and too hot on high sounds like a great mod
Here you go, I copied it from ADVRonski: link.

Can't remember how much detail he went into, but I wired mine to just the "hot" side of the grips, since there are two separate circuits on the grips. Wiring it to both at the same time would make the high setting unusably hot, so it would just leave less adjustability.

The controller needs a ground to work, so you can't just run the hot side wires through it, both legs need to go through.
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:19 AM   #26
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Thanks for that now off to ebay
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:05 AM   #27
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Just fitted my Oxford Adventure grips. I have also got the Throttle tammer. I had to machine down the knurled part on the alloy twist grip. It just would not fit. About 1mm larger than the hole.
Havnt ridden on it yet but they should be sweet !
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:03 AM   #28
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Update.
By the time I got to the end of the driveway they were toasty !
Knocked it down to 40% and enjoyed warm hands on the ride to work.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:17 AM   #29
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Update.
By the time I got to the end of the driveway they were toasty !
Knocked it down to 40% and enjoyed warm hands on the ride to work.
Warm hands are happy hands. Anything that helps keep us on two wheels more days, weeks and months...
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:22 AM   #30
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Question Warm and Safe w/ Heat trooler

Think i'm gonna go with the warm and safe.... Any other comments?
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