This is a very complete kit, I was surprised that it came with a large piece of shrink tubing to provide some insulation for the clutch side heat element. It installs easily, and provides a nice level of heat.
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I've been using these for years on various bikes. A bit more expensive than others but you get what you pay for. The less expensive heaters have an in-line resistor that gets hot and is one more thing to deal with when installing. On high, the Symtec heaters get very hot so I use that setting at first, then switch to the low. These mount nicely on the 701. There is plenty of room behind the headlight and there are two extra accessory wires easy to connect to. One is marked accessory 1 and it is keyed to the ignition. Next to it is accessory 2 that goes directly to the battery so is hot all of the time. Not a good idea to use that one because if you forget to turn your heaters off you will drain the battery. These wires are tucked in behind the headlight on the throttle side and are clearly marked (way to go Husky!) There is also plenty of room to mount the switch on the left side plastic (see picture) above the turn signal. My only complaint is that the included directions could be more clear, particularly the illustrations. Also the ground/negative wires are red which usually indicates the opposite. It would be less confusing if Symtec would change these to black or brown. Also I like the included flush mount rocker switch, looks cleaner than the metal toggle and it's nice that they include a mounting bracket for the switch if you need it.
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.
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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