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PostSubject: Heated Grips (split from Sold the Silverwing)   Heated Grips  (split from Sold the Silverwing) I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 19, 2021 6:09 pm

Well that piqued my interest enough to see if there's something similar under the left hand switch gear on my Forza 300.  

There isn’t, just the bottom of the Info B switch gear for scrolling through various instrument displays. 

I didn't have heated grips fitted on the Forza 300 as the ones on my Silver Wing weren't very good. Neither were the identical ones that I had on the two Burgmans I owned before the Silver Wing.
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PostSubject: Re: Heated Grips (split from Sold the Silverwing)   Heated Grips  (split from Sold the Silverwing) I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 19, 2021 6:30 pm

It's quite similar to the position of the 'factory fitted' heated grips controller of the later Burgman 650 which to me looked like a poor add-on.
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PostSubject: Re: Heated Grips (split from Sold the Silverwing)   Heated Grips  (split from Sold the Silverwing) I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 20, 2021 7:34 am

Meldrew wrote:
Well that piqued my interest enough to see if there's something similar under the left hand switch gear on my Forza 300.  

There isn’t, just the bottom of the Info B switch gear for scrolling through various instrument displays. 

I didn't have heated grips fitted on the Forza 300 as the ones on my Silver Wing weren't very good. Neither were the identical ones that I had on the two Burgmans I owned before the Silver Wing.

I agree Meldrew! Never had heated grips and figured they would be a problem area to maintain. There is the fact that I don't ride too much in very cold conditions, but when I do, have a set of expensive insulated gloves that do a great job of keeping my hands warm. In my under seat area I have a set of ventilated gloves and the heavy BMW ones so either set is close if needed. But each to his/her own.
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PostSubject: Re: Heated Grips (split from Sold the Silverwing)   Heated Grips  (split from Sold the Silverwing) I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 20, 2021 8:21 am

Never had a set of factory supplied grips always gone for Oxford, never had a problem.

Come on, you cannot beat that toasty warm feeling!!
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PostSubject: Re: Heated Grips (split from Sold the Silverwing)   Heated Grips  (split from Sold the Silverwing) I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 20, 2021 8:38 am

Heat wise, Oxfords are up there with the best. When I bought my Crosstourer I had Honda grips fitted and were never happy with the performance. I believe they have been improved since 2012 though. I had a xmax300 with Yamaha grips that have integrated controls in the grip and they were good, I will be fitting them to my new Forza 350 during the summer.
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PostSubject: Re: Heated Grips (split from Sold the Silverwing)   Heated Grips  (split from Sold the Silverwing) I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 20, 2021 8:54 am

One quick online search for Heated Snowmobile Gloves showed an variety of gloves available from wired in to battery operated. I have a pair of unheated snowmobile gloves that worked well for shorter trips when I was doing that sort of thing. If one was going to ride all day on a snowmobile one would want really good gloves.
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PostSubject: Re: Heated Grips (split from Sold the Silverwing)   Heated Grips  (split from Sold the Silverwing) I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 20, 2021 10:49 am

JamieB wrote:
Never had a set of factory supplied grips always gone for Oxford, never had a problem.

Come on, you cannot beat that toasty warm feeling!!

I've always had mixed feeling about heated grips, I can say I've never had any toasty warm feeling to my hands. I've cranked the setting up to max and had really warm palms only, not an overall warm glow. I've always found that annoying, considering the price you pay for heated grips.

As if I didn’t have enough cold weather and winter gloves , I bought a pair of Rev'it Hydra H2O gloves with short cuffs and a pair of Spidi Rain Warrior gloves also with short cuffs during last years first lockdown.

I've worn both pairs regularly over winter and they've both performed well without my hands getting too cold. It does of course help that I have Givi handle bar wind deflectors fitted to my Forza lessening the wind chill to the backs of my gloves. So I haven't needed my lobster claw mitts. 

The Rain Warriors I bought specifically to cut down on wearing rain mitts or just plodding on wearing whatever gloves I have on in heavy rain. They're also roomy enough to wear my Keis heated inner gloves under them, either on their own, or connected to my Keis heated jacket. 

Having the Keis gear is another reason I didn't get heated grips fitted to my Forza.


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PostSubject: Heated Grips (was Sold the Silverwing)   Heated Grips  (split from Sold the Silverwing) I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 27, 2021 5:18 am

I had heated grips and Piaggio muffs on my two X9s.
I fitted hand-guards on my first Silverwing and muffs on the following Silverwings.
I found the heated grips didn't suit me since the heat is concentrated on the parts of my hands which stay warm anyway.
The hand-guards killed the wind-chill.

I find the muffs best of all as I can wear less-bulky summer gloves all year round.
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