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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Benefit of a Naked Bike

Another benefit of naked bike as I have realized in the cold weather, the ability to warm your hands on the engine . On cold days in NJ like today when you come to a stop putting your hands on the sides of the engine helps get some heat in you.

Im getting winter gloves for Christmas this year, so until them I will have have to endure the cold with summer gloves.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 03:53 PM
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My bike has heated grips as standard. Best thing since sliced bread!
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No kidding - I never knew what I was missing until I put heated grips on a bike back in 2000. It's so cheap and easy to do I've done it on every bike since. Even the Speed Triple. Of course, I don't run the OEM stuff as it's far cheaper to do it with aftermarket and works better to boot.

Once you try it, you'll be hooked!

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No kidding - I never knew what I was missing until I put heated grips on a bike back in 2000. It's so cheap and easy to do I've done it on every bike since. Even the Speed Triple. Of course, I don't run the OEM stuff as it's far cheaper to do it with aftermarket and works better to boot.

Once you try it, you'll be hooked!
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On my '00 Sprint RS I had the Triumph heated grips. Worked OK, but the off/low/high settings meant I was either too much or not enough. Except for the cost - that part was clearly too much.

So, I installed a dual-star heated grip kit with a heat-troller. Very easy, no complaints after years on several different bikes, much lower cost than the OEM stuff, and fully adjustable heat control.

Here's a convenient installation page from an FJR forum:

http://www.fjr1300.info/mods/tom3.html

I've installed them on a Sprint, Daytona, SV650, and my current Speed Triple. I guess I'm a satisfied customer.

On a naked bike the only issue is finding a place for the control. For the S3, I just stuck the small box to the steering head. It's a little harder to reach, but works fine.

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here's my howto on oxford grips: http://www.triumphrat.net/street-tri...tallation.html

best mod on my bike...


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