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heated grips
« on: 18.07. 2014 19:48 »
Good evening. Can anyone help with this? I would like to fit heated grips to my A7 Shooting Star so that I can extend my riding season. Has any one done this successfully? or would it be to much for the dynamo? I have tried many types and makes of gloves but hands still freeze. Hope everyone is enjoying this super riding weather.
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Re: heated grips
« Reply #1 on: 18.07. 2014 20:40 »
At 12V, you could maybe power a pair, at open road speed, with lights off.

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Re: heated grips
« Reply #2 on: 18.07. 2014 22:05 »
Thanks Thrasher.

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Re: heated grips
« Reply #3 on: 18.07. 2014 23:02 »
I agree with TT. Been running Oxford HotHands for a couple of years or more now to make the winters easier, and at 12v it's do-able. I reduced the headlight to 35/35 halogen. Those particular grips need about 35W, so that's 70W gone. The dynamo is good for about 80W continuous at 12v using a DVR2 in my case, so it's a near thing with tail/speedo as well. Not a lot left for battery charging. The ammeter shows we're breaking even or a bit better on the open road, but in town it's not so good.  However, without all lights blazing, no problem at all - and she runs all day like that when it's cold. My fingers think they're great, I haven't fried the dynamo so far, and the battery I'm on at the moment seems to be holding up OK too.
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Re: heated grips
« Reply #4 on: 19.07. 2014 00:23 »
I stopped whipping myself in the cold years ago. Now it has to be exactly 28 degrees, no wind and sunny!

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Re: heated grips
« Reply #5 on: 19.07. 2014 02:20 »
So you don't ride much these days wilko *????* *whistle*
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Re: heated grips
« Reply #6 on: 19.07. 2014 07:07 »
I run my heated grips off a small gel battery in my knapsack.  It lasts for a 40 mile round trip OK.
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Re: heated grips
« Reply #7 on: 19.07. 2014 11:05 »
40 miles is what I ride to get a pint of milk *ex*
C'mon fellas, man up.
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Re: heated grips
« Reply #8 on: 19.07. 2014 11:38 »
A mates son moved to Melbourne from Townsville last year,
He bought a electric heated jacket just to walk around...    *eek*
boy do we give it to him...   ::hh::
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Re: heated grips
« Reply #9 on: 19.07. 2014 13:45 »
40 miles is what I ride to get a pint of milk *ex*
C'mon fellas, man up.
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Re: heated grips
« Reply #10 on: 19.07. 2014 15:51 »
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Re: heated grips
« Reply #11 on: 19.07. 2014 16:42 »
Thanks to all for replies much appreciated

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Re: heated grips
« Reply #12 on: 21.07. 2014 10:08 »
I use these on a couple of my 12v (as std) bikes:

http://www.windingroads.co.uk/shop/product.php/116/symtec_heated_grip_kit

I do have some Oxford grips on another bike but don't like them much - the material is too hard. These ones can be fitted more discretely and run with whatever outer grips you want. And they are very good. The packaging states they use 40 watts, less than three amps. If someone wants to do the maths on that.
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Re: heated grips
« Reply #13 on: 22.07. 2014 19:04 »
Thanks Cyclo they look good.

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Re: heated grips
« Reply #14 on: 22.07. 2014 23:28 »
You may find the hot hand wraps a better bet, they get good reviews and heat up quickly because they are not insulated by the rubber gripa. Easy to fit and remove in the summer.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=429236

Using LEDs for pilot sop/tail also reduced the dynamo loading too