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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-18-2016, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-18-2016, 01:07 PM
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I installed a set of these on my O2, as @Grampawinger was always giving me smack about how nice his factory heated grips were (it gets a might cool in Michigan). I never did need to run the EC grips at max. I consider them money well spent. And then I was able to give gramps grief about how much warmer my grips were than his .
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I installed a set of these on my O2, as @Grampawinger was always giving me smack about how nice his factory heated grips were (it gets a might cool in Michigan). I never did need to run the EC grips at max. I consider them money well spent. And then I was able to give gramps grief about how much warmer my grips were than his .
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LOL I would much rather get grief from you in lieu of crying and gnashing of teeth.

That was in MICHIGAN. You also bought a Gerbing heated jacket and heated GLOVES.

Then you moved to a somewhat semi "sub-tropical" geographical zone.

You also used to covet my highway pegs whenever ya saw me lounging on the seat with my feet up. Kudos to ya for finally getting the Mic O Pegs.

Still great here in MICHIGAN.



edit: Heated Gerbing or WarmNsoft gloves are also needed when riding in near freezing temps because while the heated grips keep the palms and fingers warm, they do nothing for the sides of the thumbs or the top of the fingers and hand. My WarmNsoft gloves have heating elements in the back of the hands and thumb sides, but in order to keep the gloves thin there are no heating elements in the palms.

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This is a shoutout to Lewis and crew at Electrical Connection...

I decided to go with Electrical Connection, mostly because of their reputation for quality products.
Good choice to go with their heated grips.

I have also bought some high quality items fro EC. They are very good people.

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Heat-troller works well too.

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