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Hello all,

I'm riding my AT for 10 days now. A Rally Red one, with side panners, a centre stand, a Honda alarm and of course the "real" gearbox. (I'm too old for a computer-clutch thing, and I'm convinced that no computer shifts better I do... :) )
Anyway, this is a fantastic bike. Herefore I had a super Ténéré 1200, and many other all-roads. This one is far the best.
But.... the original heated grips.... with the green flashing led.... does anyone uses them too? I have the impression that they don't heat unless in mode 1.... Even though this winter is extremely soft, I have cold hands all the time... Anyone else?
 

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Hello all,

I'm riding my AT for 10 days now. A Rally Red one, with side panners, a centre stand, a Honda alarm and of course the "real" gearbox. (I'm too old for a computer-clutch thing, and I'm convinced that no computer shifts better I do... :) )
Anyway, this is a fantastic bike. Herefore I had a super Ténéré 1200, and many other all-roads. This one is far the best.
But.... the original heated grips.... with the green flashing led.... does anyone uses them too? I have the impression that they don't heat unless in mode 1.... Even though this winter is extremely soft, I have cold hands all the time... Anyone else?
I tested one on Saturday with full touring pack more like a ripoff pack ,but the salesman told me the heated grip don't get very hot,he told me he had them on his bike and could not tell they were on,,,,,hopr this helps I take delivery of mine on the 18thfeb I did order the full adventure pack but after testing the bike the extras were crap and over priced
 

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hi the only problem going with the oxford heated grips, you wont have the digital display on the dashboard
Digital display on the dashoard? I have the original Honda's and there is NO information about the grips on the screen! I can read the air temperature (which is most of the time indicated too high, typical on a bike)
 

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Getting mine first week of March with heated grips. never had heated grips before so I can't tell for the moment. I ride in winter wit heated gloves on my VFR1200 much better than heated grips. Because I bought the AT witch adventure pack heated grips are included. I now the VFR1200 have the same heated grips and I now there was a problem with water infiltration in the control button.
 

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I had my 2nd test ride today and it was bitterly cold, I put the heated grips on there hottest setting and was very disappointed......I pick my one up on March the 1st fingers crossed but don't think I'll be getting the grips although the switch gear for them is neat......
 

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I must say, I've never had a problem with the OEM heated grips that were on my VFR1200. They weren't any more powerful than Oxfords but I did like how integrated they were and found them more than powerful enough even at temperatures close to freezing at motorway speeds with only moderately insulated gloves.
 

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Holy sh*t !! So it took me 450 km to learn all teh features of the display.... And besides, in the highest position the heated grips are OK for me... :-D
 

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I've ordered the heated grips, I've never had a problem before with Honda grips not being warm enough,
My dealer did say the glue to fit them has to be left a week to set ,:frown2: can't see that happening somehow >:)
 

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Other than being a bit of a rip-off the heated grips seemed to work fine when I test rode the bike. That was on the highest setting - but when I turned them down they hardly felt on.
 

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Went into my dealer today and told him of this problem as the ones on my tex 1200 get so hot I turn them down.... We went out to the demo bike and left bike running for 15 mins they were Luke warm he is ringing Honda tomorrow to find out more he said that definitely wasn't right on the vfr 1200 they were toastie........
 

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Has anybody out there had any experience with Koso heated grips?
 

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It would be great to hear how you get on Diamondgeezer. I've ordered them even tho. the ones on the demo I tried were a bit feeble. Thought they were maybe a duff set but hearing this I'm thinking they might just not be very good...
 

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It would be great to hear how you get on Diamondgeezer. I've ordered them even tho. the ones on the demo I tried were a bit feeble. Thought they were maybe a duff set but hearing this I'm thinking they might just not be very good...
Same here. Heated grips on both demo bikes I tried were Luke warm on the highest setting. Similar to the halfway setting on my triumph
 

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I might flag this up with the dealer before he fits them. Seems pointless paying top dollar for something that doesn't work. The aftermarket ones I've had have been great.
It does look like its a common complaint, maybe Honda will sort it out after enough complaints....
 

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I found out the grips are very poor in comparison to my other Hondas only just warm on 5

Honda are doing what triumph did when they launched the brilliant tiger they charge a fortune for extras and ended up with a warehouse full of un purchased extras , people purchased better value aftermarket extras ! they then and now charge a little more for the bike but include all extras.

I tried both models and have ordered a non auto white one with the adventure kit as it is discounted as a kit

no Honda panniers though ?? as they only look good enough for cooking food in your microwave

But what a fantastic bike very impressive

a brilliant bike

I just hope its a faultless as my crosstourer has been
 
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