Join Date: May 2010
Location: Belleville ON, Canada
No comparison. Hand guards look great but don't really keep your hands warm. They are really there to keep branches and brush off your knuckles. I have Oxford heated grips (the wrap on style, not the grip replacement style). These really keep your hands warm, really only useable below 45 or 50 degrees. I've had a couple of friends with heated gloves ... and they both wound up with huge blistering burns on the backs of their hands. If you get heated gloves, you absolutely must have a heat controller with them, otherwise you can't pull over fast enough to unplug them when they get too hot. With heated grips, you can move your hands around on the heating elements, plus they will at least have an on/off switch, so it's hard to burn your hands.
'03 DL1000 - "The Vee"
Mod list - Oxford heated overgrips. Garmin GPS w/Aquabox RAM mount. Mirror extenders. Givi V35 saddlebags, engine guards, and Kappa top box. Adventure Tech fork brace, wheel spacer, sidestand foot, and peg lowering kit. Gafler braided front brake & clutch lines. K&N air filter. Pyramid Fenda Extenda. GO Cruise throttle lock. Touratech folding shift lever. Rad guard. GSXR 4 piston brakes with SV Racing brackets. Yosh timing cover. SW Motech center stand and crossbar. Eastern Beaver headlight relay. 12 O'Clock Labs Speedo DRD. Werks clutch basket. Corbin seat.