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post #1 of 8 Old 01-09-2008, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Recommendations for heated grips??

Which heated grips should I buy for my 2005 DL 1000? I did a search but found nothing conclusive for me.

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-09-2008, 11:55 AM
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You will find a lot of options out there, as I did myself. I opted to go with the Symtec heaters under the grips and have little to complain about. If I change anything I will add a heat controller instead of the HI/LO switch that came with it.

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You will find a lot of options out there, as I did myself. I opted to go with the Symtec heaters under the grips and have little to complain about. If I change anything I will add a heat controller instead of the HI/LO switch that came with it.
Yeah, i'm definately on board with the heat controller. Thanks

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post #4 of 8 Old 01-09-2008, 01:41 PM
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I went with the Symtec's mounted over the stock grips and under Grip Puppies. The heat seems equal on both sides and can get pretty toasty.

A heat controller would be a nice option if you have a good place to mount it. I have the hi/low rocker switch mounted on the left fairing area and it works fine.

Without the heat controller it's really only a matter of letting your grip loosen or putting your hand out in the open air for a few seconds and any excess heat quickly dissipates.

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I went with "Hot Grips" w/heat controller. I like the uniform heat and larger grip. The installation was very easy.

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symtec and never looked back. casporttouring has them for 26.95, they're 30.00 with shipping
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I bought the symtec from CA sport touring and plan to start the install tonight. With all the research I've done on this site, it's the biggest bang for the buck. Later I'll add the heattroller but the wife has cut me off for now...

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post #8 of 8 Old 01-09-2008, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all, I ended up buying a pair of Oxfords from the local Suzuki dealer close to me. I already installed them. Sort of variable, 4-5 settings. They work great on the spot but i look forward to riding with them asap.

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