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I had the heated grips installed a couple weeks ago and must say I'm very satisfied with have just use the low setting and they get very warm at 29 degrees a whole better than the ones I had on my rocket3 which after it got below 45 degrees wouldn't do much for u
I would most defintly recommend the victory grips to anyone
 

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The wife got me some for our anniversary and I'm enjoying them immensely. Great for taking the chill off if the hands start to get a little cold or for keeping them toasty on a cold day. It's been in the 30's here this week and my hands have been good. I wish the wiring was a little longer though, I can see the individual wires under the jacketing on a 3" handlebar pullback.


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If you think grips are great WAIT till you get a heated jacket.
Now you will know what toast feels like.
 

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I've been looking into getting those as well. Is it something I can easily install myself?
 

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+1 on the heated grips!

Tried heated gloves with my previous bike, but the wiring was always a pain to deal with.

Last two long weekend bike trips happened to coincide with cold fronts where the temps didn't get out of the mid 50s on one trip and started in upper 40s with high in low 60s on the other (hey that is cold for Texas). Not super cold but would have been very chilly without proper layering and the heated grips, especially riding for 8+ hours a day.

I had my grips installed last year, but since then I changed out my bars on my own and would say I could have installed the grips easily myself.

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Just as a little added information. I use my heated grips on low even when it is not really very cold. I have diabetes and my circulation in my hands is not very good while my arms are extended. Using the heat adds much comfort to my rides.
 

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Put heat in the seat and you won't need all that other stuff.
 

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I've been looking into getting those as well. Is it something I can easily install myself?
Yes very easy to install the wires to a power sorce
 

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Put heat in the seat and you won't need all that other stuff.
The seat won't keep ur hands warm and I have never had a problem with my butt getting cold
 

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The seat won't keep ur hands warm and I have never had a problem with my butt getting cold
The blood in your butt circulates up to the torso, keeping vital organs warm, which keeps blood flowing to the extremities, keeping them warm. When your torso gets cold, the flow of blood is slowed to the extremities and that's why your hands and feet get cold first. Hand warmers are great, but that's going about it backwards.
 

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There's plenty of heat in the seat even without an electrically heated seat once the engine warms up (and if you have some good lowers like the JTDs with vents closed) on my XC.

I'm no biologist or circulatory specialist, but my experience is that the amount of heat distributed through the body from a warm posterier can't keep up with the heat loss from exposed or under insulated body parts. Having the proper layering for warmth keeps the heat in even when the wind is blowing across the surface areas and accelerating the heat dissipation.

Without all that other stuff, no heated seat is going to keep you warm all over on a motorcycle. Maybe it would work inside a car where you are protected from the wind.

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Randy
 

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I would have to agree with both of you, if you are bitter cold the heated seat may help, but my body from my feet to my hands stay warm on this bike, its just my fingers and hands that get cold. Both good points though!
 

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I never said a heated seat is going to keep you warm and toasty from your toes to your fingertips. What I did imply was a heated seat is going to prevent them from getting cold for a longer period of time. I have ridden down into the high 20s and yes, my fingers eventually got cold after about an hour. Of course I'm attired for winter temps, starting with Cycle Gear's Freeze-Out underliners from top to bottom. They really work well. And no, I don't have heated grips, but I may add them.
 

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i would definitely reccomend the vic heated grips so far got down to 29 degrees here and havent even tried the high setting yet
 

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There's plenty of heat in the seat even without an electrically heated seat once the engine warms up (and if you have some good lowers like the JTDs with vents closed) on my XC.

I'm no biologist or circulatory specialist, but my experience is that the amount of heat distributed through the body from a warm posterier can't keep up with the heat loss from exposed or under insulated body parts. Having the proper layering for warmth keeps the heat in even when the wind is blowing across the surface areas and accelerating the heat dissipation.

Without all that other stuff, no heated seat is going to keep you warm all over on a motorcycle. Maybe it would work inside a car where you are protected from the wind.

Cheers,
Randy
dont really know why anyone would want heated seat in a car unless u have back problems which i do but dont think a heated seat on a bike would help but the back rest does make a big diffence
 
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