Grip Heaters

SKU : web1007460
$39.99

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TRACKSIDEGrip Heaters
 
4.0

(based on 16 reviews)

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    (12)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Long rides (10)
    • Street (8)
    • Off-road (5)
      • Motorsports:
      • Motorcycle enthusiast (7), Casual rider (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    As good as my MUCH more expensive grips!

    Great buy! You can't get electric heat to your hands for less than this! These work as well, if not better, than my $120 heated grips. I use them on my Dual...Read complete review

    Great buy! You can't get electric heat to your hands for less than this! These work as well, if not better, than my $120 heated grips. I use them on my Dual Sport bike & only wired up the HIGH temp setting.... Can't believe I'd complain about this but they are almost too hot on high. I was concerned that there was not a larger element for use on the left side to compensate for heat transfer to the bar. Turned out to not be an issue because the elements get plenty hot!The plastic toggle switch provided did not inspire confindence for offroad use but $6 will get you a better switch from any local auto store.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good, with a few caveats

    Overall a good product but I didn't install the resistor used in the Lo setting. I tried it out first and made the mistake of touching the resistor to see how hot it gets....Read complete review

    Overall a good product but I didn't install the resistor used in the Lo setting. I tried it out first and made the mistake of touching the resistor to see how hot it gets. Plenty hot, let me tell you.

    I just use it on the Hi setting and didn't even wire the Lo circuit.

    trailhead

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    4.0

    Excellent product for little money.

    By zachwalker18

    from Las Vegas Nevada

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good value
    • Very warm

    Cons

    • Bulky Switch
    • No Relay Included

    Best Uses

    • Long Rides
    • Off-Road
    • Street

    Comments about TRACKSIDE Grip Heaters:

    I purchased a separate relay and ran these and some accessory plugs off of the one relay. This prevents the battery from draining if you forget to turn something off. The heat these put off is surprising. Even through the grips and my standard leather gloves, my hands still get too hot on high. The low setting seems good for when the weather isn't too cold. The provided switch is very large and I found it was easier to run additional wire and mount it near the base of my seat rather than on the handlebars. The large toggle is easy to flip though, even with gloves. Overall this was a very good purchase and I am very happy with them.

    For anyone, like me, reading these reviews and wondering if you can reuse your old grips, that is exactly what I did. I used the bent coat hanger trick (Google) to remove them and then cleaned them out with some WD40 and soap and water before installing them over the top of the new grips. Very easy to do and saved me from having to buy new grips.

    • Motorsports:
    • Casual Rider
     
    4.0

    Toasty!

    By mwilliamshs on AdvRider

    from Little Rock, AR

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Low profile
    • Price
    • Simple

    Cons

    • Cheezy Wiring
    • Resistor

    Best Uses

    • Long Rides
    • Rain
    • Winter
    • Winterspringfall

    Comments about TRACKSIDE Grip Heaters:

    These install easily and work well. Use heat-shrink tubing under grip heater on clutch side of aluminum handlebars to prevent the bars from soaking up all your heat, just makes them work better. These come with porcelain resister for the "low" setting which does reduce their output but wastes power to do it. Instead I used a solid-state LED turn-signal flasher from the Speedmetal wall ($15) so on high my grip heaters are full-on and get very warm through my ProTaper PillowTop Grips but on low, they're wired through the turn-signal flasher and they "blink" on and off like a turn-signal. You don't feel the blinking on and off, they just feel warm but less hot than on high. A GREAT MOD that doesn't waste any power like the resistors, which get very hot and so must be installed carefully. Modify at your own risk.

     
    5.0

    Good Deal, Great Performance

    By BillG

    from Northern, VA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Long Rides
      • Off-Road
      • Street

      Comments about TRACKSIDE Grip Heaters:

      I picked up a set of these for my Girlfriends R6. She commutes year round and said the worst part is her fingers in the low temps. I installed and tested these and they work awesome. She's a fan.

      Install was easy but wiring took a little longer than actually installing the grips. I also used some safety wire on the throttle side so make sure the wires dont break over time. (A post I had read regarding these.) I picked up some new grips at the same time and all went together well. She's quite happy.

      PS> I would also recomend some thermal tape for the clutch side as the aluminum tends to zap some of the heat out of the grip. After the thermal tape it warms up nearly as quickly as the right.

      B

      • Motorsports:
      • Competitive Rider, Mechanic, Motorcycle Enthusiast
       
      4.0

      Nice and warm

      By mikev

      from atlanta, ga.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Long Rides
        • Street

        Comments about TRACKSIDE Grip Heaters:

        I added these between a set of grip puppies and my stock grips. On low they are really warm and on high there are almost too hot until it gets below freezing. bottom line they make a huge difference and would add them again.

        • Motorsports:
        • Motorcycle Enthusiast
         
        4.0

        Good product at a great price

        By jes126

        from Cheswick, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Long Rides
        • Off-Road
        • Street

        Comments about TRACKSIDE Grip Heaters:

        On sale for about half price is hard to beat. Wires at resistor can break over time. I slip about a half inch of plastic tubing over the wires on each end of the resistor, then fill it with silicone caulking. When it dries the caulking supports and protects the wires.

        • Motorsports:
        • Casual Rider, Competitive Rider, Motorcycle Enthusiast

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