Join Date: Jul 2009
Motorcycle: 2006 GSXR "250"
Re: Heated grips - good idea?
Heated gloves are great, as are heated grips. That being said, your hands being cold (even with winter gloves) is oftentimes a direct result of not enough layering for your core. Your body responds to this via vasoconstriction in the extremities to keep the blood more central, to keep the core warm, leading to your hands being cold. Even skiing in 0 degree Fahrenheit, -17 Celsius, my hands were never cold (even with thin gloves) due to having enough layers on my core. Another problem is wearing gloves that are too warm, which causes your hands to sweat and you end up getting cold due to the sweat.
Some things to consider
2006 GSXR 250 with an Akrapovic full exhaust and a flashed ECM. 162whp, 77ft-lb. Slow-lane certified
2000 Honda VTR 1000. Practically a 250.