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Trackside Grip Heaters

There's nothing like frosty mitts to take the fun out of a cold-weather ride.

Get some Trackside Grip Heaters and keep those hands toasty all winter!


  • One warmer per grip
  • Convenient on-off switch
  • Self-adhesive pads for easy application
  • Warmers fit under any grips
Fitment Notes & Exceptions
This is a universal fit part; it may or may not fit without modification.
3.9 / 5.0
24 Reviews
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Bang for the Buck
4.0 / 5
Would Purchase Again
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Ease of Install
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Quality of Material
2.0 / 5
Would you recommend?
No (1)
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.

PROS: Low profile, Simple, Price

CONS: Cheezy Wiring, Resistor

BEST USES: Long Rides, Winter, Rain, Winterspringfall
April 19, 2014
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. Plenty hot, let me tell you.

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


PROS: Works as advertised

CONS: Smoking hot resistor

May 13, 2009
Good grip heaters!
They work great, but to hook them up correctly, you will need to spend about another $20 or more dollars. You need extra wire, crimps, a relay, inline fuse, etc.

Other than that, I love them! Great heat and they have a low/high setting which is good.

PROS: Work great, Good low and high heat

CONS: Not enough material, Needs better instructions

BEST USES: Unknown weather condition, Cold Mornings, Commutes
September 10, 2009
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 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.

PROS: Get VERY hot, Great Value, Easy To Install

CONS: Plastic toggle switch

January 8, 2010
Excellent value. Some installation tips
I got these on sale for under 30 bucks and for that price they are an incredible value! I never thought heated grips would help so much, but now I have extended my riding season at least another month. Even with heavy gloves on, the heat eventually works in there and makes the glove an oven!

I have a 2008 kawasaki Vulcan 900 with stock rubber grips. I peeled them off, rolling it back on itself like peeling a banana. Search for "grip removal" on YouTube, basically just muscle the things off. I was able to reuse my grips.

"low" setting on switch isn't really necessary, but I hooked it up anyways. People have commented that the switch is backwards, but if you follow the diagram on the back of the package everything will work fine! Initially I wired it incorrectly, disregarding the package. I thought the wire for "high" should attach into the upper position where high is labeled. It actually goes on the bottom, as shown in the diagram. Just follow the diagram and it will work fine.

The heaters are essentially big stickers, peel the label off and wrap them around the handle bar with their adhesive. Allow a little slack in the wires on the throttle side, that should go without saying. The heaters are very very thin, they shouldn't affect the re-application of your grip. I highly recommend putting an inline fuse on the positive wire, they are a 15 amp draw so a 20 amp fuse ($6) should be sufficient. I wired mine with a 40 amp relay ($7) coming off the battery so that when the key is turned off, the heaters are as well. The switch wire for my relay goes to the running lights. You will also need about 8' extra wire. Even with these extras to be purchased at the auto store, I didn't spend more than $50 on the whole project. Money very well spent!

PROS: Easy To Use, Versatile, Lightweight

CONS: Flimsy

BEST USES: Street, Long Rides
November 19, 2015
Great, for the money.
Overall, they're great for the money. I love having them. I expected that they would cause the grips to slip by now from off-road riding, but they haven't.

I've had to do some repairs though in the 2 years I've had them. I ride exclusively off-road, so I'm pretty hard on them. The movement in the wire on the throttle side has caused the wire to break twice. Could have a better design. Easily fixed though.

The resistor gets hot, so it's difficult to strap down without melting something and the leads are weak. Could provide some kind of heat shield attachment. Then the leads wouldn't be so vulnerable. Now I'm looking for a replacement resistor. I just disconnected it and can still use it on the high setting.

Throttle side feels hotter, because the throttle tube insulates the grip from the cold aluminum bar.

PROS: price, Doesn't slip, Warm

CONS: Install is little tricky, Wires weak

BEST USES: Off-road, Dual-sport
April 26, 2011
Good Product - Great Value
These are moderately simple to install. Just follow the instructions. However, you will need to buy a Fusible Link ($1.95 at the auto parts store), as this is not included in the packaging. I recommend 14 gauge wire with a 15 amp fuse. Also, be sure to wire this into switched + power from your ignition switch (you can Google the proper wiring diagram for your bike). Also, I found the toggle switch a little on the cheap side and also a little clumsy. I sourced a really nice SPDT (Single Pole Double Throw) rocker switch ($6.95) from a wiring products store. This made it! Once you go heated grips - you won't go back.

PROS: Easy To Use

BEST USES: Street, Long Rides
February 14, 2013
Simple, Inexpensive, Work Well
I've installed these grip heaters to all of my street bikes (3), and overall have been quite pleased with them. It takes a few minutes for the grips to warm, but they warm enough to keep my hands warm enough with my non-insulated gloves for a 15 mile ride to the office on local freeways.

I don't use the switch which is way too large, but use a mini toggle switch from an electronics store, and zip tie it to my clutch cable. I also don't use the resistor, so I only run them on the high setting. In the rare instances where they get too warm it's easy enough to switch them off for a short period of time. I've had one set on my bike for over 5 years and they're still going strong. Care must be taken to leave enough slack on the throttle side. I made the mistake of using some heat-shrink tubing on the throttle side once, and the added stiffness caused the solder joint on the throttle side to fail after just a few months. Resoldering it was easy enough, but in the meantime my throttle hand was cold...

PROS: Lightweight, Easy To Use, Use With Any Grips

CONS: Connections At Grips Weak, Switch Too Large

January 5, 2013
Money Well Spent!
The money spent on this product makes it a no-brainer to extend the riding season. I added an automotive style relay and fuse holder for safety and to ensure it didn't kill my battery if I left the switch on. I don't recommend using the "low" setting because the power resistor in the kit gets extremely hot! Some electrical knowledge is required to install this product safely.

PROS: Inexpensive, Easy to install, Easy To Use

CONS: Moderate Quality

BEST USES: Off-Road, Street, Long Rides
February 2, 2013
More like a grip heater kit ...
First off, I gave these grip heaters a 3 star rating because they are average; not great, but not bad either.

My biggest complaint with these grip heaters is the fact that you'll have to purchase or own some additional items before you can use them. You'll need some way to connect them to your bike's wiring, you'll want a fuse and fuse holder of some sort, and if your bike doesn't have fairings you'll need to make a little bracket to mount the HIGH/LOW switch. Also, the instructions never mention removing the plastic backing from the heaters, so it took me far too long to realize they're basically large stickers. My bike already looks like a rat bike so finding a place to dangle the big, hot resistor from was no big deal.

The pros, on the other hand, are that these grip heaters are very, *ahem*, economical. And they work! It takes a while for the left grip to warm up, but it's mighty comfy when it does, and I have to turn the heaters from HIGH to LOW because they get too warm for me, *through my gloves*! They make long winter rides bearable.

PROS: Good value

CONS: Not Ready Out-of-the-box

December 7, 2012
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Could these grips be installed onto the passenger grips of the K 1600 GTL? I am looking for the solution of adding after market passenger heated grips to my bike. Thank you
Raul R on May 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These are a great choice for your bike. I chose these because I could use the grips of my choice. Most heated grips have hard grips and I like having choices for the grips. Plus if you want to change grips for comfort or cosmetic reasons, it is easy with these. I read a LOT of reviews for this product and other heated grips and some reviewers had really useful tips. Here are a few: 1. When you attach the heating elements to the handlebar use a small zip tie to secure the wires to the element. The wires are quite delicate and can break with repeated movement. 2. Use a relay. They are available for $5 many places. 3. Wrap the left bar with electrical tape. The metal handlebar or clip on will radiate some of the heat away. On the right side the throttle tube tends to insulate the element so you get more heat on that side. 4. Don't use the resistor for low setting. Many reviewers reported high heat. Possibility of burns or fire? This method increases circuit resistance to reduce wattage to the heating elements. The best method is to wire the low circuit from the 12V+ through the switch and a simple turn signal flasher like a # 552 two terminal flasher. The flasher is a temperature controlled relay so it runs cooler. Installing a relay will better protect the circuits on your bike. Using the flasher instead of the resistor will actually be safer. I just installed a second set on a Honda Silverwing Interstate. The first set was on my wife's Honda CB-1. On both bikes the high setting gets too hot after a while, even below 40F. For tricks, and to know if the heaters were on or off, I added an LED light. When on steady, the heaters are on high. When flashing, the heaters are on low. This installation method makes these heaters reliable. On both bikes, the heaters warm best as you go down the road and the alternator is putting out more watts. Your bike is a great candidate for a really clean installation. Use these tips and your imagination.
What is the current draw on low and high?
What size fuse is needed to place inline?
A shopper on Jan 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used a 10Amp fuse for both installations. The first bike only had a 300 watt alternator and the grips always worked well and there was never any worry about not enough battery power. Just don't turn them on if the engine isn't running. The best installation is with a relay for high, and #552 flasher for low and not use the resistor.
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Trackside Grip Heaters 1127297 12-170/ In Stock: Ships within 24 hours