I've installed many sets of these. Love 'em.
They're more expensive than the cheapies, but they're worth it, I think. They have two separate heating element paths, so there's no stupid resistor to find a place for.
And yes, the heat shrink on the clutch side is essential. I honestly don't know why they don't include this in the package. But then again, the installation instructions are batshit insane -- clamp a Scotchlok on your headlight wire? Uh, no. Hell no.
Just between me and thee, if you need to replace your handlebars, you can carefully and slowly peel the heating elements off your old handlebars and stick them onto the new ones (usually only need to do the clutch side unless you really screwed up and mangled the throttle tube). The 3M adhesive is pretty amazing stuff if you keep it clean. I've done this three or four times on my KLR650. Yeah, I'm crap off-road...
2002 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, Dark Metallic Space Blue
1983 Suzuki GS850G, Cosmic Blue
2005 KLR685, Aztec Red - Turd II.2, the ReReTurdening
Last edited by bwringer; 10-18-2014 at 12:40 PM.