Electrical Connection Heated Grips
This is a shoutout to Lewis and crew at Electrical Connection...
The Hondaline heated grips on my '06 GL1800 stopped working after ten years. I could not replace them as they are discontinued by the manufacturer and out of stock everywhere!
I decided to go with Electrical Connection, mostly because of their reputation for quality products. I placed the order online. I received an email that they were waiting for components. This was only a few days delay; no big deal but it was nice of them to let me know.
The E.C. grip heaters allowed me to re-install the stock grips (5 3/4" vs 5 1/8" for the Hondaline). I like the feel of the stock grips and I really missed the wider total grip. I purchased a new panel where the Hondaline controller was located. I mounted the off position at 12 o'clock. It is infinitely adjustable to about 10 o'clock. The wire used looks to be 2-3 times thicker than what I removed.
I just got back from a 1,000+ mile ride on the California and Oregon coast and I LOVE the new grip heaters. I brought summer gloves as the weather is usually perfect in September. We hit 50 degree weather with damp fog for many hours each day. The highest setting I used was "5" and it was perfect for thin gloves. Adjustment was easy as the weather changed and heat was constant and predictable. I don't think the Hondaline grips got half as hot, and there were only four positions from low to high.
As you can probably tell, I am very pleased with my purchase and highly recommend the E.C. heated grips. Installation took about two hours...half of the time was removing the Hondaline grips.