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Sorry, I have another question on the heated grips, are they worth $200? And do they work well?
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In my opinion, yes they are. They get very hot. The heat will easily penetrate a normal pair of riding gloves.

They are a bit more trouble to install than expected.

The only thing I dont like is the cheap looking plastic housing for the toggle switch.

But that can be replaced by some nicer looking units.

Some riders prefer heated gloves instead. Lets them keep thier fancy grips.

A little less convenient, but very functional.

I got mine from MADSS for $178, buy on fridays and get free shipping. Don't expect a quick delivery though.
 

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$200 ?!? No way.

You can get a pair of heated gloves for WAY less. Plus, the battery lead easier to install (exactly the same as for a Battery Tender), and you can use them on multiple bikes. And they keep every part of your hand warm, not just the part that contacts the grips.
 

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I have aftermarket grip heaters which I believe cost less than $50.I also have Kuryakyn grips that don't transmit heat as well as the stock grips, which I think are for sh!t. They get pretty hot after a while but still don't warm the top part of your hand which is exposed to the wind. :cool:
 

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aerostitch has some that velcro on your grips for $45.00.I have them and love em.I can take them off the rocket and put them on my valkyrie in no time.
 

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Heated Grips - FAIL

I had the Triumph heated grips installed on my R3T about a two months ago and today they failed at 70 mph in the middle of a ride and left me stranded. Somewhere on the RAT there is a long thread about numerous riders who have experienced just what I did: the heat of the grips must weaken the plastic of the throttle tube where the throttle cable connects because the cable snapped from the throttle tube right in the middle of my ride. The repair would be under warranty but I'm thinking, why bother, because they will simply reinstall the same poorly designed unit and I will certainly get stuck again.

I read the owners posts about two weeks ago and hoped this was just a few unlucky riders. But now that the exact same thing just happened to me, I am swearing off the Triumph heated grips, going back to stock grips and will look for a more reliable aftermarket product or just wear two pairs of gloves.

If anyone knows of a reliable aftermarket heated grip kit made by someone other than Triumph, please let me know! Thanks,
 

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Was sorry to read some posts about the Triumph heated grip failures. I ride my Rocket according to road conditions rather than temperature, so am having them put on my R3T even now as I'm writing this. Hope those cases were isolated incidents but if I experience any difficulties I'll be sure to relay it in a future post.
 

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$200 ?!? No way.

You can get a pair of heated gloves for WAY less. Plus, the battery lead easier to install (exactly the same as for a Battery Tender), and you can use them on multiple bikes. And they keep every part of your hand warm, not just the part that contacts the grips.
Agreed

I recently purchased hippo hands, I do not intend though to be riding in extreme cold weather.
Can't say enough about the Hippo Hands, I use heated gloves and vest on the Rocket, I recently set up a plug in for them on my BMW r65, but since I added the Hippo Hands to it, I leave the heated gloves home, no need for them, ridden down to 14 F so far, hands stayed toasty warm, believe it or not. The seller, Dan, is also a member of my local BMW club. http://www.hippohands.com/



 

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+1 for heated gloves. heat on the side that actually faces the wind. They're as easy to install as a battery tender lead. I use Gerbing's gear and with a simple adapter, I plug my battery tender into the same port.
 

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I have the Rocket3 heated grips, there' the Factory items which I fitted myself. Easy fit as the wiring is there just to plug into. The grips are a grippier type of rubber than standard which I like.
Are they worth $200? No idea, they work fine. Two heat settings which are ok for me personally as I don't like winter gloves much.
Time will tell as to how long they last, we all have our preference I'm happy with these.

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