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Gas Man
11-03-2013, 11:03 PM
It seems to be a common debate this time of the year. Which do you have and why or did you make the right decision?

Gas Man
11-03-2013, 11:05 PM
I have HD heated grips because they were plug n play, $160 cheap, and don't require plugging in or batteries.

Bagger Dave
11-03-2013, 11:10 PM
I have heated HD grips....my Ultra Limited comes standard with them

sprink
11-04-2013, 08:36 AM
I put Heat Demon bar heaters on when I changed bars and grips. I liked the way they replaced the left control neatly. They work great. The Buell has no such luxury, so I got some heated gloves. They work well, but wiring up kinda sucks.

bombdog
11-04-2013, 08:45 AM
I have cold hands but once they go numb its all good.

RedneckMedic
11-04-2013, 09:44 AM
I don't have either at the moment but would like something. With the apes the only thing that does get cold are my hands and after about an hour even with my big gloves on my hands have a hard time hanging on but having arthritic pain at 24 does help either haha.

Gas Man
11-04-2013, 09:14 PM
I put Heat Demon bar heaters on when I changed bars and grips. I liked the way they replaced the left control neatly. They work great. The Buell has no such luxury, so I got some heated gloves. They work well, but wiring up kinda sucks.

So you prefer the heated grips then?

SportstersPaul
11-05-2013, 01:13 AM
Heated grips on my '06"R", but they gave up after only 4 years and 60,000 miles. Will get some more as I used them a lot, and not just through the winter. I found myself coming home late at night one summer, and was under dressed as the temp had dropped 30 degrees. As I neared Lake St. Clair I was quite chilled, switched on the grips and my whole body seemed to warm up. Went from miserable to tolerable in minutes. May try the "Heat Demons" like Greg's as they are about half the cost of the H.D.

Caveman
11-05-2013, 02:48 PM
I'm not a sissy. Nor do I have my vagine in my hands. :lmao:

Mudpuppy
11-05-2013, 03:29 PM
At stops I heat my hands up baseball style - get some shrinkage and relief at the same time.

Chain
11-06-2013, 08:29 AM
I'm not a sissy. Nor do I have my vagine in my hands. :lmao:

Glad you said what I was thinking! hahahaha


At stops I heat my hands up baseball style - get some shrinkage and relief at the same time.

+1.... funny shit right there!!!!!

Gas Man
11-06-2013, 08:38 AM
Those that talk all billy badass about no heated grips, don't own a bike with them.

Mudpuppy
11-06-2013, 02:46 PM
Billy badass, lol

alhall88
11-06-2013, 04:44 PM
I use gloves because they plug directly into my jacket liner. I have no issues with them and I have dual controller so i can regulate the jacket liner and gloves seperately.

Gas Man
11-06-2013, 10:13 PM
That's a good way to go Al.

Flexin
11-06-2013, 10:23 PM
Heated gloves here, don't know why I waited so many years to get them. Reason, keep my entire hand warm even in the wind, nit just my palm. Use to just let them go numb, but then operating the controls also slows down... for me at least...

Gas Man
11-07-2013, 09:00 AM
You would be surprised how just heating your palm heats your whole hand. The only thing that sucks about grips is you have to keep your hands on them to stay warm and they don't transfer to a different bike. That could be an advertisement for gloves.

Flexin
11-07-2013, 09:07 AM
The life of the headed grip seems to be short (two years or so). If I have a choice to heat my entire hand or just the palm, and I get to take it with me if I change bikes, and I get to take it with me if I go snowmobiling, and I can get a heated jacket or vest, and I can warm my pizza in the glove, ok I went too far...

Gas Man
11-07-2013, 09:37 AM
Could keep your coffee warm.

Mudpuppy
11-07-2013, 05:20 PM
the vest interests me. that would be pretty fuggin sweet.

detdrbuzzard
11-08-2013, 04:53 PM
i use a first gen tourmaster heated jacket liner and gloves, hate the wires comming off the gloves

beeman07
11-09-2013, 05:13 PM
Having three bikes, gloves were the most economical choice for me. Now my hands are nice and toasty.

Jacket liner rocks, too.

Gas Man
11-09-2013, 05:24 PM
Very true.

Moesride
11-22-2013, 11:15 AM
I have the HD heated grips compliments of GMG and associates! Add a pair of lighter( non heated) gloves and I'm good to go.

Kosher
11-22-2013, 11:20 AM
Cold doesnt keep me off my bike, Salt does. When its cold enough to make heated gear worthwhile, there's often salt on the roads, so I find that small upside in riding time that heated gear provides is not worth the expense.

If I lived in the south where there's very little salt I might invest, but then again, its warmer!

Tin Man
11-22-2013, 06:43 PM
I like the heated grips, always right there when I need the heat.

Moesride
11-22-2013, 10:53 PM
Cold doesnt keep me off my bike, Salt does. When its cold enough to make heated gear worthwhile, there's often salt on the roads, so I find that small upside in riding time that heated gear provides is not worth the expense.

If I lived in the south where there's very little salt I might invest, but then again, its warmer! Agreed Keith. I'm mainly into the heated grips. Not necessarily for the winter type weather buy just for those cool nights that a little heat on the hands seems to take the edge off.

Kosher
11-23-2013, 05:33 AM
Agreed Keith. I'm mainly into the heated grips. Not necessarily for the winter type weather buy just for those cool nights that a little heat on the hands seems to take the edge off.

OK, you convinced me. We'll do it this spring when we do my Ness forks, w0oT!

sprink
11-23-2013, 08:52 AM
Agreed Keith. I'm mainly into the heated grips. Not necessarily for the winter type weather buy just for those cool nights that a little heat on the hands seems to take the edge off.

I couldn't agree more. I use the heated grips all year long. Cool nights or mornings, long rides etc. just make my hands happy.

The gloves are more of a pain in the ass, but warmer still.