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Like all '10s, my Goldwing has OEM heated grips. Thanks to recommendations received here I have added Grip Puppies which are a big improvement.

Kuryakn Grips are even thicker and I'd think they are a little more comfortable. I'd like to use the Kuryakn Grips for added comfort on longer rides. I recently discovered that Kuryakn makes a grip that is claimed to work with OEM heated grips.

http://www.directlineparts.com/product.asp?pid=6876&str=4

I'd also like to add the Throttle Boss.

http://www.directlineparts.com/product.asp?pid=171&str=4

Has anyone tried the Kuryakn grips with Honda OEM heated grips? Do they allow heat to be transmitted through the grips to the riding gloves or hands?

I don't want to spend $100 for accessories that render my heated grips ineffective.
 

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Thanks for posting but I am no help in your quest.
Great idea but like you I love my grip puppies.
Now if they would offer them in the flame design.
 

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Got them on the 2010. They do transfer heat but as to be expected they take a while to heat up (maybe twice as long). And they do not get as hot as the OEM. But I have ridden in below freezing weather and have felt the heat through the gloves and was very comfortable. Grips do get set to 5 a lot of the time.
 

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Kuryakyn grips

Yes, they are more comfortable and they do heat up, but a little slower to heat than the OEM. I have them and will keep them. I also have the palm rest and it's a plus for me
 

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Kury Grips for Factory Heated Grips

I used them for one winter but they blocked all heat, so I removed them. I'd rather have the heat than the beauty!
 

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Mine heat up fast on my 09 and hold the heat for a long time :thumbup:. If you leave the handle bar weights on, they will act like a heat sink and steal the heat away from the grips :-(. If you want maximum heat for your hands, use the end caps that come with the Kurys :bow:
 

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I used them for one winter but they blocked all heat, so I removed them. I'd rather have the heat than the beauty!

Same here, I sold mine after having them on for about 3 months! Switched to grip puppies which I am very happy with!
 

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Mine heat up fast on my 09 and hold the heat for a long time :thumbup:. If you leave the handle bar weights on, they will act like a heat sink and steal the heat away from the grips :-(. If you want maximum heat for your hands, use the end caps that come with the Kurys :bow:

Did that with my 2007, didn't make a difference, but if they work for you gr8! We may be operating in different temperature ranges also!
 

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As said previously, they take a long time to heat up 10+ minutes. So on the commute to work, it won't show up. They do indeed keep warm for quite a bit when shut off. The heat output I would say is 1/2 or just a bit more than without the Kury covers on. For me the comfort won out over the extra heat. Just got back from a west coast trip where the temps didn't go over 60 deg F for the high and the lows were in the high forties and I did not have any issues except like I said they take a long time to heat up.
 

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I have the kuryakyn grips with the throttle boss over my factory heated grips, they are two piece and a little aggravating to put on. As stated they heat up slow and don't get quite as hot but I wouldn't give them up as the comfort level far exceeds the factory grips. I also mounted the throttle boss with the ear extending past the grip instead of turned in. It gives the full grip for hand room, looks fine, and works fine.
 

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Thanks, gentlemen.

I carefully read and accept the reports that my heated grips will heat slower and not as effectively but I think I'll trade that negative for the fatter, more comfortable grips for the towns and twisties where I can't use cruise control.
 

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HBarlow if you live where you really need the heat (mid to northern states).... then don't bother. They just don't penetrate properly( I found the heat only gets from the upper side of the grip down about half way ...then that's it. If you live where it slightly cool, then go ahead. I have the grip puppies and love them too, heat all the way from top to bottom. JMHO
 

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I added the Kury clamshell grips and have been dissapointed in the loss of heat. Run them on 5 most of the time. Am thinking about buying the new heat foils from EC, connect them to the bikes heated grips power supply and add the regular Kury grips.
 

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Got them on the 2010. They do transfer heat but as to be expected they take a while to heat up (maybe twice as long). And they do not get as hot as the OEM. But I have ridden in below freezing weather and have felt the heat through the gloves and was very comfortable. Grips do get set to 5 a lot of the time.
:agree: Found the same thing on my bike
 

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Bottom line, they do heat up but not as fast. THey also keep your hands from hurting at the end of the day.
 

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The word "cold" when used to describe the weather is a relative term. Temps considered "cold" for me are probably very mild for many of you.

I can generally ride year round but my typical cold weather riding will probably involve temps in the lower 30* range. I probably won't ride much when temps are below freezing.

I think accepting less effective grip heaters in exchange for avoiding hand cramping will be a reasonable exhange.

Thank you to all who replied. I think I'll order a set of Kuyakn grips and the palm throttle aids.
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It also makes a difference on your handle bar adjustment, i.e.wider & further out in the wind or more protected when narrow.
I am using show chrome grips but I wired them "in parallel" by rewiring the stock set up and using the stock controller.
No reason that you couldn't do the same with the stock grips.
BUT do not use FULL heat they will get way too hot.
Do this mod at your own risk.
Paul
 
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