Originally Posted by 20_RC51_00
I was looking into heated grips once and talked to a few people, general consensus was that the bars tend to ack like a heat sink so it takes a long time before you actually get any heat out of them.... So I'm going to persue some heated gloves, it's my hands and fingers that get the coldest anyways..
Not true. I've installed heated grips on numerous bikes and currently have them on two of my street bikes now.
Let your bike idle for a minute or two and you're good to go. Plenty of heat.
While the heated grips are super in town, I will say that on the hiway they are marginal. The heat is localized and your hands can still get cold. But I still love them. It's a good $30 option.
As far as the vest goes, this is what really keeps you warm! It's around your torso keeping your core warm. What a difference! You guys should check out the Aerostich heated vest or jacket. Pretty sweet.