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Hey Guys , with my new apes I lost my heat demons , I was thinking of going Victory heated grips as I do extensive cold weather riding . Anyone able to give me a quick review of performance / heat output on these ? Thank you .

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I think these are identical to the factory installed heated grips standard on the XCT .....

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Why did you lose your heat demons?
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Once installed they are pretty much married to the bars .... Plus the switch is bar mounted and wont fit the new bars .... I fear trying to fish the wires through the apes from one side to the other may be impossible anyway .

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I think the Victory ones have external wiring and come with a switch that goes right into the dash , giving a professional look . I just wonder if they throw good heat , they should for 200.00 !!!

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I think the Victory ones have external wiring and come with a switch that goes right into the dash , giving a professional look . I just wonder if they throw good heat , they should for 200.00 !!!
Yeah, I've used mine on my XCT. They put out decent heat -- mostly use them on the lower setting, because the higher setting is generally too hot.

That being said:

- I'm old and wimpy, so I don't do a ton of really cold weather riding.
- There may be better values out there, from other vendors -- the stock XCT ones are the first heated grips I've had (I've used heated gloves before), so I don't have any comparison experience.
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The factory heated grips have high low settings and do produce good heat.
Vic all so has a switch to mount in your blank hole for on off.
There is Avon grips that produce good heat all so.
I would think with a bent coat hanger with a good hook on the end you could pull the Demons out.

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Here are the heated-grip and heated-grip-overlay reviews from webBikeWorld, my main go-to site for reviews:

2005: Hot Grips: Hot Grips Heated Grips Review - webBikeWorld
2005: Oxford Hot Hands
2008: Oxford Hot Grips
2009: Koso Apollo Heated Grips

Notes:

- The webBikeWorld store on Amazon has a larger collection of grips and heated wraps, i.e., beyond those four reviews. See The wBW Amazon.com Store! - Heated Grips

- All of these are cheaper than the Vic grips.

- The dates on the left are the review dates, but some of these have user comments that are more recent.

- The Koso review is for 7/8" grips, but it mentions that they also come in 1" version.

- The Koso grips look really interesting, and now I'm considering buying them for my Burgman.

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Thanks guys , if the Vic ones put out good heat I may go with those and a set of the WD bar ends in the link VJ put up .

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Does anyone have the Vic heated grips and thinks they suck ?

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