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Offline Winger

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Re: Heated grips?
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2020, 10:39:09 PM »
I don’t either with 3 cars and a van between two of us our/my days of freezing balls off or other wise  :001:voluntarily or other wise are long, so how good the heated grips is purely an academic one.

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Re: Heated grips?
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2020, 03:48:04 AM »
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
I don’t either with 3 cars and a van between two of us our/my days of freezing balls off or other wise  :001:voluntarily or other wise are long, so how good the heated grips is purely an academic one.

I hear ya....too old to freeze my bollocks off these days, when I lived in SW Sydney a couple of years ago it often got below 0c in winter....had to send out a search party to find my scrotum. :086: ....plus I'm lazy and will take the car if needs be.. :034:

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Re: Heated grips?
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2020, 09:03:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
I don’t either with 3 cars and a van between two of us our/my days of freezing balls off or other wise  :001:voluntarily or other wise are long, so how good the heated grips is purely an academic one.

Yeah, I have a car too, so it's usually by choice I freeze my balls off. However, I live in London and there's now a congestion charge 7 days a week until 10pm, so anytime I need to go into the centre, it's either use the bike or use the public transport. And I'm certainly not setting foot in one of those petri dishes  :001:

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Re: Heated grips?
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2020, 05:52:46 PM »
So, are the heated grips on the new XR 2020 hotter than on the pre 2020 bikes?  :305:
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Re: Heated grips?
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2020, 07:20:17 AM »
Yes.  At least the ones on my bike are, though i had no problems with the previous version either.  They also have 3 levels, rather than 2.
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Re: Heated grips?
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2020, 09:30:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by scotti [+]
Yes.  At least the ones on my bike are, though i had no problems with the previous version either.  They also have 3 levels, rather than 2.

But are they actually hotter, and do they stay on as well? Pre 2020 bikes were not hot enough in cold weather (4C in UK) and you could hardly feel them when riding, also had a tendency to switch on and off as you rode along so you ended up with cold hands on a cold day.  :305:
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Re: Heated grips?
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2020, 09:38:47 AM »
Had them on in Scotland for 5 days over last weekend and a bit.  No problems.  Warmer than pre-2020 and more controllable.
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Re: Heated grips?
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2020, 09:51:51 AM »
*Originally Posted by scotti [+]
Had them on in Scotland for 5 days over last weekend and a bit.  No problems.  Warmer than pre-2020 and more controllable.

Sounds encouraging, :305: but you cant really test them until we get the real cold weather
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