Installed these on a husqvarna fe450 installation was fairly straight forward. Called AME and made sure you could cut the ends of the grips for bark buster handgaurds and you can. I used a carbide burr to bore a hole in the end and opened it up to the diameter of the bars. Grips have 6 heat settings 1-6. Rode in 10 degree weather with gauntlets yesterday and had the grips set on 2 but was wearing a shift racing cold weather glove and hands were nice and warm. I would imagine with a higher setting a thin moto glove he could be worn. Grip compound is a little stiff compared to a pro grip 788 or a renthal diamond soft. They are a little wider than the a regular grip I had to move my e start button to the inside of front brake to get my lever position right. So far they work great.
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I've had these grips installed on my 2012 Triumph Tiger 800XC since 2012. The original set of controllers had the buttons turn soft and gooey, much like partially-cured silicone sealer. The internal switches take a fairly firm push to activate. They work fine when new, but as the button material softens, it's nearly impossible to push them with gloves on. You must take your glove off, and use a very firm push with the end of your finger.
A'ME warranted my controllers in 2013. The replacement controllers deteriorated within the same time frame. In 2014, though outside the warranty period, they generously warranted them again. They told me that the buttons had improved UV and chemical resistance. It's true, they did last longer, but now in 2016, they have softened enough to make them difficult to push. It really makes it difficult to change heat settings on the fly!
I don't store my bike outdoors, and I have never used any harsh chemicals or solvents on the buttons. The grip performance has been fine, but with the poor material choice on the controllers, I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. A'ME, please redesign your controllers!
I put these grips on my bike last year and have been in love with them ever since. Cold weather, Rain or Light Snow with 6 heat adjustments for temp control you'll always have one that works for your conditions. Originally when I installed I was Leary about wiring them direct to the battery and not going through the key switch and how the sensor worked? Now after using for awhile it turns them off after 20 min or the battery level drops down to about 12.3 volts. The nice part about this is on short stops is when you get back on your bike the grips are still hot.
They are a little pricey till you feel how they work, then there worth every penny
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Question asked by MonsterEnergy313
Question:Q: How would I wire these into my bike? I do not have a battery nor do i want to install one.Question asked Over 3 years agoI know about the Diag connector behind the number plate, it has a power and ground I could possibly use. Is that where I would connect this?
Question answered by MotoSportExpertUser's contributor status: Expert MotoSport StaffQuestion answered Over 3 years agoAnswer: A: Installation instructions can be found here:
Question asked by bigclif84
Question:Q: Are these gross ran off of ac or dc power?Question asked Over 5 years ago
Question answered by MotoSportExpertUser's contributor status: Top 10Question answered Over 5 years agoAnswer: A: A'ME Off-Road Full Waffle Heated Grips require 30 watts of power per pair (15w each) and draws 2.3amps per pair @ 13v DC
Question asked by chvle
Question:Q: Bark busterQuestion asked Over 6 years agowill these work with barkk busters. if so what mods need to done during installation. thank you
Question answered by MotosportStaffUser's contributor status: MotoSport StaffQuestion answered Over 6 years agoAnswer: A: These will not work with bark buster style hand guards. You would have to modify the grip ends, but I cannot guarantee any fitment.
Question answered by anaBUser's contributor status:Question answered Over 6 years agoAnswer: A: There is a small indicator line about a quarter of an inch from the end cap.You can cut up to this line without damaging the grips.
Question answered by Mr1offroaderUser's contributor status:Question answered Over 6 years agoAnswer: A: Contacted AME technical support regarding the use of barkbusters with these heated grips and here is his answer "There is a thin indicator line on the grip about a quarter of an inch from the end of the grip to show the limit of how much can be cut off to allow for barkbuster types of protection without harming the grip." I hope this helps as there are conflicting answers regarding this.