Heated Grip covers

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evdjerome
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Heated Grip covers

Has anyone tried installing heated grips or grip covers like these on an EVD?

http://www.lockitt.com/AccessoriesGrips3.htm#hothands

If so, how did you do the electrical connection?

Jerome

(Wohoo! We have our own EVD forum! Thanks David!)

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Re: Heated Grip covers

Seems like somewhat of a waste for me, so far I use gloves any time I ride it that heated handles would come in use. Just my good skiing gloves. But using a heater on a electric scooter will drop your range, I would think significantly.

To say how I would do it though, I would take off the the fairing on the top near the handlebars and try and drop a wire through there, zip tie it with thin ties to the other wires they have running down the bar. I have not tinkered enough to find the 12v converter for the lights but you may need an extra battery or another converter to handle the extra draw.

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Re: Heated Grip covers

I'ce wired in a GPS to my XM-3500Li (same body style). If the wiring is at all similar, then drilling a small hole into the plastic around the handlebars would work fine and all I did was splice into the wires going to the headlights once I found out which ones were for the standard 12V output, since the headlights are always on when the bike is on. It's 3 wires, though, so you need to find out which 2 are for the normal dim lights... well one is ground so it'f for both the dims and the high beams. You probably also need to be sure you figure out which is the ground and which is hot, which I accidently reveresed on mine at first and was scratching my head why the powered wound wasn't working. ;)

I don't remember the colors of the wires, but if I rememebr correctly it was the lighter of the two that was the negative lead, because it was the opposite of the way I just naturally thought they would go.

To make things easier just go to someplace like radio shack. They have these wire splicing blocks that just clip into place (with a little help from some pliers) and will splice right into the wire for you. No muss, no fuss. Something like: http://www.tessco.com/products/displayProductInfo.do?sku=86808&eventPage=1

I don't see that one the Radio Shack site, but they had some at the local store. Or you can always use a butt splicer or solder in... whatever works for you.

Not sure how much draw those heated grips will pull, but I wouldn't think all that much. The GPS doesn't pull very much at all, certainly not compared to how much the motor is pulling out, so I'm not sure it will really affect your range all that much.

Lenny Zimmermann
Metairie, LA

evdjerome
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Re: Heated Grip covers

What I prefer to do is install Handlebar Guards to keep the wind off of my fingers. Then I can do away with the heated grips idea.

See here for an example:
http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/motorcycle-bar-end-weights-hand-guards/
and
http://www.cyclebuy.com/shopping/handguards/handguards.htm

But I can see no way to mount these on an EVD.

Has anyone installed Handlebar Guards on an EVD?

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Re: Heated Grip covers

Yeah I have a cheaper 20mph scooterbike thing and it has those wind guards that definitely help, really though just go get a good riding glove, probably 40 to 70 bucks and there will be very little assembly involved, keep your hands nice and warm and no wind at the same time. My skiing gloves work great for me, mostly waterproof too for when its dumping rain.

To get you started
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/1/37/7/CLASS/Street-Bike-Textile-Gloves-Mens-Riding-Gear.aspx

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