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Offline jamiemac

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I ordered a set of, "Grip Buddies" for the replacement scooter
« on: February 26, 2019, 02:50:07 pm »
I like the way those grip Buddies install. I'll put em on right in the dealership, before riding the Wing home. I'm looking forward to testing them out, as well as the new bike of course.
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Re: I ordered a set of, "Grip Buddies" for the replacement scooter
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 09:54:41 pm »
I bought a pair. I used them for about a month. Grip heaters are not as effective as you may know, I also found them a bit too thick. I was not comfortable with the larger diameter feel especially when wearing winter gloves.
I hope you have a better experience.
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Re: I ordered a set of, "Grip Buddies" for the replacement scooter
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 11:10:42 pm »
I bought a pair. I used them for about a month. Grip heaters are not as effective as you may know, I also found them a bit too thick. I was not comfortable with the larger diameter feel especially when wearing winter gloves.
I hope you have a better experience.
I had Grip Puppies on the last machine, and they were fine. The only problem I had was their propensity to absorb rainwater. These are supposedly resistant to that, and as far as grip heater go, I have heated glove liners, and doubt the grip heaters on the new machine will get much use. I can see where the increased in size is off putting for some. I've grown accustomed to it.
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Re: I ordered a set of, "Grip Buddies" for the replacement scooter
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 05:44:20 am »
Coming from bikes with no grip heaters to one with them built in, I can attest that I like them very much and would not buy a bike without them again.  I also have the Gerbing heated gloves which work very well.  In fact, I haven't used my Gerbings (plugged in) since I got the Indian.  But then again, I also like ABS. 
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Re: I ordered a set of, "Grip Buddies" for the replacement scooter
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 11:51:44 am »
Coming from bikes with no grip heaters to one with them built in, I can attest that I like them very much and would not buy a bike without them again.  I also have the Gerbing heated gloves which work very well.  In fact, I haven't used my Gerbings (plugged in) since I got the Indian.  But then again, I also like ABS.
Man, the ABS on the Connie saved my bacon. I was able to scrub off a lot of speed before that crash. That was a helluva bike.
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Re: I ordered a set of, "Grip Buddies" for the replacement scooter
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 05:03:38 am »
You can say that again.  ABS on the C14 also saved me a few times as well.
"LOCTITE┬«"  The original thread locker...  #11  2016 Indian Roadmaster, ABS, Cruise control, heated grips and seats 46 Monitoring with cutting edge technology U.N.I.T is Back! 2008 C14 Moved on to a new home.