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Created on: 11/28/17 02:47 PM

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david5525


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Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
11/28/17 2:47 PM

Looking for opinions or experience. Heated Grips or Heated Gloves? Recommendations?
Thanks
Dave

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RE: Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
11/28/17 4:52 PM

Never had heated grips.Heated Gloves...yep,Swear by em.They keep the top and bottom warm.'Warmgear' has good ones.Also Cortech.

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Erikir



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RE: Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
12/02/17 4:46 PM

I prefer heated grips because they allow me to wear thinner gloves. In spring/fall, it's not unusual for me to experience everything from about 7ºC to 25ºC in one ride. It's nice not to have to carry spare gloves for when it's cold up in the mountains, and an hour later I'm starting to sweat.

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RE: Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
12/02/17 9:56 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I don't have good circulation in my hands, they get numb if I don't keep shifting my grip. Because of this they get cold real easy. Think I am going with the gloves. I have a First Gear heated vest with the controller that has a plug for gloves. The First Gear Carbon heated gloves aren't to bulky and I can always turn them off as it warms up if needed.

Dave

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RE: Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
12/03/17 9:01 PM

Sounds good.

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RE: Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
12/04/17 9:16 AM

Heated grips are less expensive but not nearly as good at keeping your hands warm, like mentioned you can wear any kind of gloves which is nice but if you have more than 1 bike you would want to get a set for each vehicle.

I've got heated gloves & jacket, they do a MUCH better job, they heat the top of your hands versus the bottoms with the heated grips. This keeps your hands a LOT warmer and the gloves themselves are actually pretty good gloves all by themselves.

You will definitely need a dual zone thermostat to control the temperature and do yourself a favor, pick up a cell phone magnet and stick the magnet to the back of the thermostat. That way when you get on the bike, plug in the main power feed (wired to the battery) then stick the thermostat to the tank and away you go, its a lot easier to adjust the heat on the fly.

The gloves I use (had a similar pair for 5-6 years then bought these as replacements):
https://www.gerbing.com/mens-g4-gloves

This LOOKS similar to the magnet that I use, you want one that has an adhesive (or simply use GOOD 2 sided tape) and most importantly has a "rubber" magnetic surface so it doesn't scratch your tank:
https://www.wish.com/c/594b6f897571a266db391c89
same idea:
http://dafqco.com/product/smart-easy-extra-slim-universal-stick-on-flat-dashboard-smartphone-magnetic-cell-phone-holder-twin-pack/

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RE: Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
12/29/17 12:19 AM

I won't have another bike without Oxford heated grips. Offers lots of glove options in both summer and winter and can say with my Alpinstars Drystars I've never had cold hands even when riding in minus 5 Celsius at highway speed for almost an hour.

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RE: Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
12/29/17 11:09 AM

Thanks for the feedback and ideas all. I was looking at heated grips as a less expensive option but with 2 bikes I chose the gloves. I like the fact they warm the back of the fingers and hand not the palm, and they plug into my heated vest so I can use the same controller.

Was hoping for some nice weather so I could get out for a ride this week and try them out but it has been crappy. When the snow from Christmas eve finally melted it started raining. I don't mind cold and dry but not cold wet, just doesn't make for an enjoyable ride.

Oh well, on a positive we passed the winter solstice so the days are getting longer again. So looking forward to spring and summer!

Dave

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RE: Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
01/01/18 4:18 PM

I use heated grips & gloves...combo works well down to about 25F.



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RE: Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
01/06/18 8:47 AM

I like the gloves better, but both sounds good, too. Grips only and there's no heat at the front of your hands which are directly in the cold wind blast. If your bike came with heated grips, that's great. Gloves are a lot easier to transfer from one bike to another.



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RE: Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
01/06/18 12:14 PM

I use heated gloves and love'em, but the only thing I don't like about
heated gloves is I can't seem to find any that are a very safe "sport" glove.

Like heated gloves that have Knox palm sliders, Kevlar, Carbon knuckle protectors, etc.

I can tell you if I go down with my heated gloves they are just going to shred to
pieces and rip off, just don't have any real good protection.

That would be the biggest draw for me for heated grips, is that I could
still wear a good safe sport glove.

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RE: Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
01/07/18 5:43 AM

If it's cool enough to wear heated gear, the pavement is WWWAAAAAAYYYYY too cold to be pushing your tires. That being said, my Gerbings loves are pretty bulky, so I get the point.


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RE: Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
01/07/18 10:38 AM

I don't have heated anything, but for next year I may consider heated grips. Like piken I don't favor the bulk and lack of protection from the heated gloves. The gloves I'm wearing now are bulky like heated gloves and have a little bit of protection but in the afternoons when the pavement warms and temps go up a bit I switch out and wear my leathers which I store in the tank bag. But I'm thinking with heated grips I may be able to get away without the bulky gloves, retain the tank bag space and feel safer with the leather knuckle, wrist, palm and finger protection.

I'm talking about temperatures in around the mid forties. If it is going to warm up in the afternoon, I will venture out for a day ride in the mornings when the temps are high 30's into the 40's, but if the daytime high is not going up above the mid 50's I will usually hang up the gear and get caught up on the house chores.

At least this year, we are having a mild winter and there have been plenty of days in the afternoon of mid 60's and at that temperature I feel good about getting a bit aggressive, but still want the gear designed for better protection in the event of a mishap.



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david5525


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RE: Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
01/07/18 3:55 PM

Have you guys looked at the FirstGear Carbon heated gloves? They aren't bulky and they have the carbon knuckles and wrist bone protector. Gauntlet style with padded palms. The element is micro wire on the back of the hands and fingers. I am impressed with the fit and feel. These aren't snowmobile gloves.
Dave

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RE: Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
01/08/18 8:19 AM

If you're looking for heated gloves with a bit more protection, you could go with these ones as well:

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/gerbing-12v-vanguard-gloves

I'd love to know what people think of the First Gear heated gloves as I had a jacket which lasted forever and still have a set of their pants (going on 10+ years old now). The new jacket I have was a lot cheaper but its not nearly as good as the First Gear jacket I used to have.

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