Heated grips , yes or no?

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    BKCTPD Well-Known Member

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    This topic may have been discussed, but I can’t find any. I am considering them but the cost seems high ( like everything on these bikes). Is the labor any less on the Springfield? Is it worth it?
     
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    Heated grips are worth plenty when they're needed. Have no info about cost of adding.
     
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    Heat on the bike is welcome anywhere except off the rear jug in the summer at a stop light.

    For my money though, I'd get expensive heated gloves. It's always your fingertips that freeze to crippling stiffness. It ain't your palms. Ideally, I'd enjoy both.
     
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    Thnx
     
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    Thnx
     
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    Heated grips is one of the little additions that I really enjoy on my RM. I use them a lot. I agree with @Baldhead_J that when it gets really cold then your finger tips can still get cold. But even on mild days (40 to 60 degrees) I turn on the grips and it just adds that little bit of comfort to make the ride more enjoyable. I would rank it as far more important than a heated seat. I don't know the cost but if I didn't have them I would add them in a heartbeat.
     
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    After many motorcycles and years of riding with frozen hands my Scout is the first one that I've fitted heated grips on - brilliant, don't know why I waited.
     
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    I have had them on my Scout 60 and they work well and to give comfort, but as the others have said, fingertips still remain cold. I would research into a good pair of gloves, preferably with the battery pack so you are not wired up to leads and having to plug and unplug at every stop. The less bulky the better. Also throw on a pair of thermal or Merino wool gloves underneath for extra warmth and comfort.
     
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    Thnx, im leaning to adding them
     
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    Thnx , sounds like a good investment
     
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    I thought about the gloves but i like to feel the clutch and throttle. Prob just a mental thing.
     
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    I'm glad I have them, but it's like holding onto a hot iron skillet, while your thumb and finger tips are frozen.
     
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    It's about 300 to buy, another 300 for the dealer to install if your bars aren't wired. I don't always wear gloves, so I use them when it gets cold in the evening, or when its raining. It's a must for sub 40 degree weather, I don't like thick gloves impeding my feel of the controls.
     
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    My original throttle side crapped out and I bought a new set but only replaced the bad one.

    If anyone wants the clutch side I’ll let it go for the shipping cost.
     
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    Should be less than my quote, which was for a Chieftain, what year Springfield? do a search and see if your bars are already wired.
     
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    2016 , I’ll check thnx
     
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    I think mid 16 is when they quit wiring the bars, from what I’ve read.
     

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