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Old August 27th, 2014, 01:31 PM   #1
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Low Heat Heated Grips

I bought the heated grip package and recently had them installed. I have to say I am disappointed with the amount of heat. With bare hands on setting 1 (low) I can barely even feel that they're on, and on 3 (high) I get some heat but it's not huge. Anyone else have feedback on theirs? Is this just mine? I'm thinking that on a cold day and with thicker gloves on & at speed these are not going to be warm. My last bike I had the latest Oxfords and they got incredibly hot - I don't think I ever needed full on.
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Old August 28th, 2014, 01:58 AM   #2
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I had heated grips on my BMW GS, and they were just as poor. Haven't bothered since. On cold days bar muffs, while ugly, are much more effective.
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Old August 31st, 2014, 11:26 AM   #3
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You know I have been thinking exactly the same all year. On my previous bike I had the oxford hot grips fitted and they were much hotter than these ones fitted by Aprilia.
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Old September 10th, 2014, 12:32 PM   #4
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Hey, just back from a 10 day tour, and I have to say that I may have been wrong in my initial testing. It didn't get really cold, just down to about 12 to 14 degrees C, but I found the 3rd setting was too warm after a while, and setting 2 was good at that temp.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 12:21 AM   #5
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I bought the heated grip package and recently had them installed. I have to say I am disappointed with the amount of heat. With bare hands on setting 1 (low) I can barely even feel that they're on, and on 3 (high) I get some heat but it's not huge. Anyone else have feedback on theirs? Is this just mine? I'm thinking that on a cold day and with thicker gloves on & at speed these are not going to be warm. My last bike I had the latest Oxfords and they got incredibly hot - I don't think I ever needed full on.
Don't forget that on the Capo 1200 the heated grips are only 'on' above 2000rpm so are unpowered at idle.
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Old November 27th, 2014, 01:58 AM   #6
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I have the same problem on my Stelvio. I used Daytona grips that came off my old bike. On high they got too hot to hold on. On the Stelvio using the wiring and control that Piaggio use on many of the latest bikes they barely get warm. I think that the PWM that Piaggio use is limiting maximum power. I will go back to a direct connection to the battery and see what happens. People that have fitted Oxford grips wired direct to their Guzzies batteries have said theirs are fine.
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Old November 27th, 2014, 03:08 AM   #7
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I've found the Capo's heated grips to be brilliant; they take about 5 minutes to get to temperature but then setting 3 is usually TOO hot. I tend to use settings 1 or 2 only.
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Old December 1st, 2014, 03:19 AM   #8
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Getting heat in those grips.

I checked the output on my Stelvio using the mounted switched wiring. With the heat at maximum I was nearly a volt down from the battery voltage. I put a live feed in from the battery and it did not improve the heat output, the earth return must also be limited. Wiring the grips directly to the battery (via a relay) and I have grips that will now get too hot on max. Im not sure how hot the Aprilia grips get, but from some of the replies they could be very hot, so those experiencing problems might find a direct connection would work. Very annoying having factory wiring that does not do the job though!
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 12:20 PM   #9
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I was informed by my local dealer that because of strain to the stator the heated grips dont turn on until the bike is at 2000rpm. So while sitting in traffic your bike sits at idle their not engaged. But when at speeds they kick on. Just depends how many stops you come accross on your commute.

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