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I love my heated gloves. I might have to try liners next. Also I'm a big fan of those stick on toe warmers from camping stores.
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Nigel: F.W.I.W. I run the "Nostalgic" heated grips and love them. A little pricey but if it makes you more comfortable you will probably ride more. Also, I've used them even in the summer months and was grateful to have them when the temperature dropped 20 degrees and it was late at night and I was under dressed. Reached over dialed them up and welcomed the additional warmth, made the ride home much more comfortable. If I had heated gloves it's doubtful that I would carry them in the summer. I also have the "National Cycle" hand deflectors, (but only mount them for the winter), and a set of "Vetter's" Hippo Hands, ( a bar muff), so I have most bases covered.
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My other half Bless her Has them and they work well . I would go heated grips and the hand guards like they have on the KTM's
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Which? Grips or gloves?
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I've never had either, but I'd go for the gloves, unless, like Paul, you have some kind of wind deflector to shield the backs of your hands (and that might look out of place on the 72).
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I've had both and hands down (haha) I'd go with the heated grips and a pair of gloves with thin palms for feel and contact with the heat and a thicker backing to protect the back of the hands. Throw in some barkbusters and you will be toasty warm all day
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Thanks for your input everyone; interesting and helpful information.
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I love my heated grips! I have heat demons now. The HD ones you have the picture of are... for lack of better words... junk. I went through four sets of them, three were warrantied and the last set I had to pay for. They work great for a while, then slowly start getting less and less warm. I have had my heat demons for two years now I think.... You can use them with any style grips and they actually work. I ride year round in Michigan. It was 24 degrees on my way into work this morning. They are worth their weight in gold when it is cold outside.
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... Also I'm a big fan of those stick on toe warmers from camping stores.
I will use these as well. Stick one on the inside of each boot to help warm your toes, and also will stick a pair to the inside of my helmet to keep my head warm.
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I love my heated grips! I have heat demons now. The HD ones you have the picture of are... for lack of better words... junk. I went through four sets of them, three were warrantied and the last set I had to pay for. They work great for a while, then slowly start getting less and less warm. I have had my heat demons for two years now I think.... You can use them with any style grips and they actually work. I ride year round in Michigan. It was 24 degrees on my way into work this morning. They are worth their weight in gold when it is cold outside.
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So have I got this right: you buy one kit, and it heats both grips, it's just a choice of which side you want the control?

Thanks for telling me about those; very interesting.
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