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Wrap around heated grips

At the recent UK NEC bike show I saw some heated elements that just wrapped around the normal handlebar grips. They seemed a neat idea but I can not find any info about them on the net. Any one know who made them or even any one bought a pair

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I have seen some in a Aerostich-catalog, HTTP://www.aerostich.com

There is also a dutch company selling them. I only have a email adres:
info@splashdesign.nl

These things interest me too. Anyone who knows if they are any good?


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I have a pair on my Kawasaki KLR650. I don't know where they came from but have seen them in the local shops here in Chicago. They work pretty good although when I bought my KLR (used) the grips were installed but not wired. I had to buy and wire the switch and resistors myself. Comforting to have on a chilly day.

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Hey Kurt,

What do you mean with a 'chilly' day?

Actually I can choose between heated liner gloves and the wrap around models.
The wrap around model is in favour because I think they will last longer and make the 'diameter' of my grips bigger besides warm up my hands. That way I won't have to fold my fingers that much to get a good grip. I am thinking that at the moment the combination of winter-gloves and having to fold my fingers around quite small grips is cutting off the blood from my fingertips. Or at least severly hindering it.
Am I the only one who is having this problem?
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www.giali.co.uk

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Just to let you know:

Giali UK heated wrap around grips: 80$ for the full set. (on the web site)
Aerostich Riderwear, exactly the same thing as far as my eyes can tell: 47$
(in the catalog you can order on there website)
http://www.aerostich.com
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Yeah,

The Giali stuff does look expensive. I tried those heated wrap arounds at the bike show last year. Boy do they get hot, too hot to hold by bare hand. I'd reckon you would need a thermostat.

I like the look of their cargo pants but at 100 bucks?
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When i discovered the grips were already on my bike, they didn't have any controls and had not been wired. I went to a local electronics store, bought a couple of high watt resisters, a small waterproof box and a switch and mounted the lot. Two temp ranges and off. Not the most efficient in the world as it draws the same current for high and low, but it works.

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fireboomer-yes the aerostitch kit is cheaper than the giali, but once postage and customs get involved i would`nt be surprised if the prices were equal!i know a guy who got a set of carb needles for his hardly ableson for 16canadian dollars, and they cost him 80GBP because of UPS postage and british customs!!
redstar-giali cargopants for 100dollars?send me some mate, they are 100GBP here, and they are made in this country, for f***s sake!

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