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Do you mean Kimpex Grip Heaters?
 

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i been useing Kimpex grip heaters on my wing for 160,000 trouble free miles, bought through Parts Unlimmited

but i bought them b4 i found out about Dual star grip heaters
http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Rider/h ... p_kit1.htm

they both work about the same but Kimpex uses a resistor to regulate the heat so when installing them u will have to find a safe place to mount the resistor, it gets hot enough to melt plastic so be careful, another thing is the wires, Kimpex wires are all to short for the 1800 so they have to b extended, Dual Star wires are plenty long rite out of the package

Dual Star does not use a resistor to controll the heat so that hassle is eliminated

they both use a Lo-off-Hi switch, 99% of the time i just use the low setting and they work great, about the only time i use Hi is if my hands got cold while filling up the gas tank, then i might use the Hi setting for 5-10 smiles and then switch back to Lo
 
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Ronbien, It's a small world, we ran into Mike and his wife (Owners of the Heat troller company) in a gas station stop in Austria in 2003. They were riding their red Yamaha thru out Europe and we were riding BMW GS1150's. Thanks for pointing out their website as I had not been able to find it before. I still get e-mail (two weeks ago) from them in Europe as they continue to live their life touring over there and testing their equipement.
 

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cycledude said:
i been useing Kimpex grip heaters on my wing for 160,000 trouble free miles, bought through Parts Unlimmited

but i bought them b4 i found out about Dual star grip heaters
http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Rider/h ... p_kit1.htm

they both work about the same but Kimpex uses a resistor to regulate the heat so when installing them u will have to find a safe place to mount the resistor, it gets hot enough to melt plastic so be careful, another thing is the wires, Kimpex wires are all to short for the 1800 so they have to b extended, Dual Star wires are plenty long rite out of the package

Dual Star does not use a resistor to controll the heat so that hassle is eliminated

they both use a Lo-off-Hi switch, 99% of the time i just use the low setting and they work great, about the only time i use Hi is if my hands got cold while filling up the gas tank, then i might use the Hi setting for 5-10 smiles and then switch back to Lo
I think we have a winner folks!
 

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Heated Iso-Grips?

Will those or any grip heaters work effectively with Kuryakyn Iso-Grips?
 

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Re: Heated Iso-Grips?

Wingerdor said:
Will those or any grip heaters work effectively with Kuryakyn Iso-Grips?
I don't have the ISO grips but I have heard that most grip heaters will work with them. Specifically I have heard that the EC grip heaters work with the ISO.
 

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Closetchef,

If you install the Dual Star kit, would you mind posting a few pictures of how you did it?

Thanx,
Bill
 

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Thanks

Thanks alot! now I have more stinkin choices!! LOL I'm glad to hear that they work with the Iso's Definately a winter project.
 

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Grip Heaters

I bought the set from Electrical Connections. They appear to be Dual Star heating elements, but the connections are plug and play made by EC.

I've had mine for 32,000 mile and have installed two sets for friends with no problems. Mine are under ISO Grips and they work great. I put the factory grips back of for one firend. The toggle switch is placed below the key lock for the right pocket.

Easy installation. I used hair spray to hold the grips on with no problems.
Karl
 
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