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Living in WA, I know it's going to be colder than a witch's tit most of the time while riding and I'm considering getting heated grips for my Scrambler. Is there any down side to heated grips, like wear of the grip, possibility of running down the battery, etc.? Never had them, so I don't know if they automatically turn off and on with the engine or if there's an on/off switch for them.
 

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since these are OEM production, they are plug and play with on board system/gauge, so just browse the gauge's menu with navigation buttons and select heat level. from off to 3 lvls I think

the only black side is the cost when you have to replace them because 99% you cannot replace only the rubbers
 

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Living in WA, I know it's going to be colder than a witch's tit most of the time while riding and I'm considering getting heated grips for my Scrambler. Is there any down side to heated grips, like wear of the grip, possibility of running down the battery, etc.? Never had them, so I don't know if they automatically turn off and on with the engine or if there's an on/off switch for them.


Since getting them for the first time, maybe 6-7 years ago, I now have heated grips on all my bikes and I wouldn't be without them. There's no downside and being a factory extra they're most likely going to be reliable. Get them, you won't regret it.


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So I had Grip Puppies on my NC700 and they are great. I want to get some for my scrambler but I will have heated grips. The heated grips are no thicker so thats no issue but I dont want the Grip Puppies affecting the amount of heat hitting your hands. Anyone tried Grip Puppies with heated grips?
 

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So I had Grip Puppies on my NC700 and they are great. I want to get some for my scrambler but I will have heated grips. The heated grips are no thicker so thats no issue but I dont want the Grip Puppies affecting the amount of heat hitting your hands. Anyone tried Grip Puppies with heated grips?
The amount of heat won't be affected, just the amount of time it will take to reach your hands as there is now a layer between you and the source.
 

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Living in WA, I know it's going to be colder than a witch's tit most of the time while riding and I'm considering getting heated grips for my Scrambler. Is there any down side to heated grips, like wear of the grip, possibility of running down the battery, etc.? Never had them, so I don't know if they automatically turn off and on with the engine or if there's an on/off switch for them.
The grip material themselves will wear out like any other. Depends on how often to you ride and what not. You don't have to worry about battery drain since it's a OEM plug and play accessory it ties in with the factory wiring harness with a relay. Which means the only time where it is allowed to draw current is when the ignition is switched to ON or P (park).

So go ahead and get em! :)
 

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So I had Grip Puppies on my NC700 and they are great. I want to get some for my scrambler but I will have heated grips. The heated grips are no thicker so thats no issue but I dont want the Grip Puppies affecting the amount of heat hitting your hands. Anyone tried Grip Puppies with heated grips?
The only thing I can say about them is that compared to Oxfords the grips they are soft... and comfy! :laugh:
 

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since these are OEM production, they are plug and play with on board system/gauge, so just browse the gauge's menu with navigation buttons and select heat level. from off to 3 lvls I think

the only black side is the cost when you have to replace them because 99% you cannot replace only the rubbers
Having the OEM Heated Grips on my Multistrada i can confirm that when the rubber is wears off you need to replace the full unit !
My 2010 MTS had already to replace them... that +-300€
 

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Having the OEM Heated Grips on my Multistrada i can confirm that when the rubber is wears off you need to replace the full unit !
My 2010 MTS had already to replace them... that +-300€
Cristo — out of curiosity you said you've already had to replace them on your 2010. How many miles would you guess you got out of them before needing to be replaced?
 

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Having the OEM Heated Grips on my Multistrada i can confirm that when the rubber is wears off you need to replace the full unit !

I had factory heated grips on my first Multistrada and they were showing signs of excessive wear as early as 6,000 miles.I have Symtec / Heat Demon grip heaters on my current Multistrada and just fitted them to the Scrambler as well today at the same time I replaced the handlebars. Warm hands. :)
 
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