The throttle side, on High, gets hot hot hot before the clutch side can be felt much. But it is a thicker grip too. Be warned the instructions that came with mine were 100% wrong. The instructions on the makers website were also wrong. Red = Ground? Blue = High? White=Low All wrong. R=H B=L W=Ground.
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Symtec offers the best Hand Warmer Kits on the market. The original idea for the hand warmers came from Symtec engineers to address the need to keep the hands warm while riding in cold temperatures. Symtec's hand warmer are used for Harley Davidson and Metric Motorcycle models. Because the hand is exposed to the cold air when pressing the throttle it can get very uncomfortable when riding in cold weather. However, Symtec Hand Warmers will keep your hands warm in even the coldest temperatures.
- These are a great, must have accessory - 2 stage heated grips keep you comfortable and warm. Riding with these really do extend your riding season!
- Superb quality made grip heater kit.
- Fed up with harsh, hard rubber heated grips from other manufacturers? Then we have the answer. This quality kit allows the heating elements to be fitted neatly and discretely under the original manufacturer grips or your own favorites Easy to install, with 2 stage heat settings, the kit is suitable for all types of bikes, tourers, sports, and off road / enduro bikes.
- The kit consists of two heating elements on flexible Mylar tape that attaches to your handlebar (clutch side) and throttle tube (throttle side) via permanent adhesive on the back.
- The right and left heaters are different, to accommodate lower heat tolerance of plastic throttle tubes.
- They draw 3 amps (36W) on the high position.
- No external resistor or other parts are needed to install.
- Available with either a 3-position (off, high, low) metal toggle switch or surface-mount round rocker switch These grip heaters provide you with an effective and convenient way to keep your hands and fingers warm, without having to use bulky and awkward winter gloves.
- If you've never used heated grips before, you'll be amazed how much you do use them, once fitted and how you ever managed before!!
I install these on every bike I own. They don't put out as much heat as the more expensive grips with integrated elements, but I think that is due to the design, not a quality issue. The best thing about these heaters is that you can use any grip you want with them, you're not stuck with the oversized heated grips from other kits. Insulate your clutch side with electrical tape or heat-shrink tubing. These are more effective with steel handlebars than aluminum. A solid electrical connection is important, I always run them straight to the battery through a relay. Highly recommended!
The Symtec grip heaters work great, but what doesn't work is their directions. In the package you will receive instructions that call for the two red wires run to ground, two blue wires are low heat setting and the two white wires are high heat setting. This is Wrong!!!
The two Red wires are HIGH heat setting and the two BLUE wires are low heat setting and the white wires are grounded. Even Heat Demon's (Symtec) website clarifies this in their FAQ section and they apologized for the error in their instructions. Geez... Really? These instructions are just a simple one page white paper copy and you guys can't print new ones and include the right information in the package? Come on.......
I was impressed with the quality of kit/components. After installing and ops check, I am pleased with result. Left grip does take a bit longer to reach temp of right, I used the enclosed heat shrink for left bar, but would add a second layer of insulation tape if I did it again. Overall, a solid improvement!
I use my gsxr600 as a daily commuter. It gets chilly sometimes (~30 degrees F). My hands use to freeze on my hour long commute. Purchased some insulated gloves, and realized I needed something more. These were it. Fairly easy to install. I had to use a rotozip (dremmel like tool) to bore a small hole in pot metal that holds the gauges for the high/off/low switch. Looks clean, hid the wires well, my hands have been warm for about 13,000 miles and still going strong. Best investment I've made for that bike.
TL;DR- Good Heaters, Easy Install, Seem to last, WOULD DEFINITELY PURCHASE AGAIN!
These work really well. I installed them on a 2012 KTM 500EXC and they work well. My hands stay nice and warm on those cold rainy days. I generally use the low setting.
Best heater on the market. Yes there are cheeper ones but the clutch side is always colder. Plus this kit removes the resistor wire. The wires are much heavier and less likely to break.
these are awesome!! i ride year round and they are great when the cold weather hits. even on super cold days i find myself turning these things back down to low. highly recommended
The high/low kits can be set up on a bike that does not have a DC power source, but they are not necessarily designed to do so.
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