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Heated Grip Kit-Opinion Poll
« on: March 12, 2014, 12:07:45 am »
Hi All-

My bike is headed to the dealer at the end of the week for the ECM and center stand recalls.

I am considering having my dealer install the Triumph heated grip kit while it's in the shop.
Rough estimate is $250 for the kit and $250 to install for a total of $500 US dollars.

Having heated grips is very appealing......

For those TTSE owners with the heated grips, is it worth the $500?
For those TTSE owners without the heated grips, what are you waiting for?

Thanks for your feedback!
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Re: Heated Grip Kit-Opinion Poll
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 12:32:56 am »
The heated grips are great for only 2 settings, but 500 seems a bit excessive.  Parts are about 250 maybe a bit less if you push, but no way is it a 3 hour job ($80hr labor rate here).  I have the old grips and basically the service mgr said you pull off the old grips, plug in the new ones and put them on.  I am sure they make it sound way easy, but it is not 3 hours hard.  YMMV... 
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Re: Heated Grip Kit-Opinion Poll
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 01:22:00 am »
I just got a set from ebay for 209 and the install was really easy and I mean easy. For me I like to do my work. But for the 300 it saved me from what your going to spend I think total time was 45 minutes.  Two allen wrenches and plug in a couple wires. As far as having them. I have only ridden woth them once but that one ride sold me.
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Re: Heated Grip Kit-Opinion Poll
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 01:32:44 am »
Price seems very high. My bike came with them, I use them often, love them.

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Re: Heated Grip Kit-Opinion Poll
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 02:09:23 am »
Living in Florida I don't often need them.  That being said I wouldn't be without them.  When you need them they're great.  I personally think its a bit of a bait and switch how they sell the bike as "prewired for heated grips" but without the actual grips.

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Re: Heated Grip Kit-Opinion Poll
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 03:09:48 am »
The grips work well, but I find 'low' too quickly gets too hot.

I don't feel they are any better than the easily-installed stick-on grip heaters I've used for years.  I use a 5 position controller I found somewhere on my other bikes and find with the grips switch on low and the controller on 2 it's just right.   Plan to fit the controller into the TTSE when time allows...

Stick-on cost about 50 bucks the controller 40 or so, and a couple hours of fun...
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Re: Heated Grip Kit-Opinion Poll
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 04:27:57 am »
Included on my Launch model, found they were powerful enough
for heat to pass through the slip on "Grip Puppies" that I fitted  :169:


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Re: Heated Grip Kit-Opinion Poll
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 07:05:21 am »
*Originally Posted by janfmiller [+]
The grips work well, but I find 'low' too quickly gets too hot.
When it's really cold, say below +20F/ -7C, I would say it's just right. When warmer, well the off switch is easy to get to and then just turn off and on as needed. I find the heated grips  to be very helpful on cold mornings.

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