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post #1 of 40 Old 01-22-2006, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Great Deal: Hotgrips + HeatTroller = $110

This place sells HotGrips for $90 (list = $110), and is running a special right now where you can add a HeatTroller for only $20 (list $60). http://lockitt.com/AccessoriesGrips3.htm#hotgripsother

This is the best price you will find anywhere. Just ordered them up for my Wee-Strom.

I have no connection to Lockitt - just thought I would let others know about this great deal.

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Well, Stromette might have to take a look at this deal a little closer after yesterday's 600mi jaunt in temps that ranged from 22 to just above freezing. Anyone know if a mechanical moron can install these things??

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Re: Great Deal: Hotgrips + HeatTroller = $110

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This place sells HotGrips for $90 (list = $110), and is running a special right now where you can add a HeatTroller for only $20 (list $60). http://lockitt.com/AccessoriesGrips3.htm#hotgripsother

This is the best price you will find anywhere. Just ordered them up for my Wee-Strom.

I have no connection to Lockitt - just thought I would let others know about this great deal.

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What size fits the Strom?

I need a set of these; I have found hand guards are not enough. Several cases of frostbite years ago has taken its toll on my fingers cold weather ability.

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Re: Great Deal: Hotgrips + HeatTroller = $110

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What size fits the Strom?
#475-875 fit the Strom. Be sure and get the "open-end" grips if you intend to use the bar-end weights.

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Anyone know if a mechanical moron can install these things??
I was concerned about the difficulty of installation as well. After researching this, I don't think it's too hard. Here are installation instructions and a wiring diagram from the HeatTroller website: http://warmnsafe.com/heattroller_han...m_hotgrips.php

Look at the bottom wiring diagram. If you connect to the OEM Heated Grips plug located behing the radiator, you can ignore the Relay and Fuse (because that power source is already switched and fused - electrical gurus feel free to chime in if I'm wrong on that one) . Connect to the OEM plug using a Horn Lead (OEM part #36852-06G00), available here for $15 delivered: http://www.ronayers.com/browseparts.cfm

If you wire it this way, you have:
RED Wire - to the OEM Heated Grips plug using the Horn Lead
BLACK Wire (ground) - to the (-) terminal on the battery
WHITE Wire - to Grips
BLUE Wire - from Grips back to HeatTroller

Not too hard. One other thing to consider is that you should solder any electrical connections, but again, that is something someone with (below?) average mechanical ability can do. Finally, here are the installation instructions from the HotGrips website: http://hotgrips.com/moto-inst.html

Any of you resident electrical gurus feel free to chime in here - especially if I'm wrong on any of this. I won't be offended.

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Not a bad price, but I just ordered teh Suzuki factory grips from Oneida Suzuki
http://oneidasuzuki.com/store/customer/home.php?cat=519

for 120.00

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Not a bad price, but I just ordered teh Suzuki factory grips from Oneida Suzuki for 120.00
I thought about getting the Suzuki grips, but they have received pretty poor reviews. For example: http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=11...&search=suzuki
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http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=11...&search=suzuki


The HotGrips have received very good reviews from people who have them: http://www.motorcyclegearreview.com/...php?prodID=662

The problem with the Suzuki grips seems to be uneven heat distribution. For me, the HotGrips + HeatTroller seemed the best solution.

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I strongly suggest NOT getting a heat troller to use with your grips. You will use them on max 95% of the time anyway. If they do get too hot you can switch to low for a while. Why do you think theyre on sale?
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I strongly suggest NOT getting a heat troller to use with your grips. You will use them on max 95% of the time anyway. If they do get too hot you can switch to low for a while. Why do you think theyre on sale?
Too late, Echo. My new HeatTroller was delivered today.

I think you're in the minority on this one. You are the only person I've ever seen argue that heated grips are better with a Hi-Lo switch than a HeatTroller. On the other hand, I've seen a lot of folks rave about the HeatTroller product.

I'm not sure why it's on sale, but I'm glad it is. It saved me $60.

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Well, see if you dont use it all the way turned up most of the time. If you actually use it on an intermediate setting I guess you got your moneys worth!
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