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Installed heated grips on my bike this week. I gotta say they are pretty awesome. Takes about 2 hrs to install.

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My fingers are getting cold riding in the 40 degF rain we have gotten for the last week. It makes it hard to type when your fingers are numb.
 
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Are you having any electrical realted problems? I heard that our bikes cannot support the electrical needs? I'm gonna check out the drawing wattage.
 

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Any updates on this ? I installed a BMW accessory socket on my S4R ,primarily for a heated vest---I hope there is enough juice available---Anyone know for sure ?

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I have the hook up for the Widder electric vest and gloves. I used them all last winter and some this year already. I have NO PROBLEMS at all. That hook up was the first thing I did to my bike when I got it home to my garage!!!!
 
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How difficult is it to install the heated grips? I was planning to have it done at a dearlership for roughly $200 total.
 

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I ran with a Gerbing vest for part of this last winter, no problems whatsoever.

I don't know what the alternator wattage is on the older ducs, IIRC mine is 320W.

Maybe an issue if you're commuting in city traffic and don't get much RPM for extended periods of time. I've never run my vest in that situation, so I have no FHE.
 

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I have heated grips and highly recommend them. And I live in Australia! The next best thing would be some handguards BMW style to keep the wind of the front of your hands. I prefer slimmer gloves so that is the trade off for me.

I went for years without them because I was diamond hard. I guess now I am tissue soft ;D but warm >:D
 

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Hey, why did this thread die? I haven't gotten many answers yet! The dualstar link seems good, but nobody has commented on how hard they are to install.

$30 sounds like great price to me. Is this a pretty good set (the dualstar link set) at a reasonable price?
 

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I have the Dual-Stars on my KTM and they are the best out there. They lasted all season without a hitch. Installation is easy, with just two wires to connect.

Almost everyone over at www.Thumpertalk.com and www.ktmtalk.com use the Dual Stars because they do not use resistors to vary the current between throttle and clutch grips.
 

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excellent, I just ordered some. Are there any instalation problems I should know about, or is it pretty self-explanatory? (do instructions come with them?)
 

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They come with complete instructions and take very little time to install.

This is a good time to put new grips on if you used grip glue on your old ones ;D ;D

Just make sure to leave enough room for full throttle rotation when doing that side.
 
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