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    Default Heated Grips - Warm Enough?

    For those of you that currently have the OEM heated grips on either the F3T (installed after the fact), or the F3 Limited - do you find them to be warm enough? I purchased the 2020 RT Limited just for the heated grips and seat and find the grips to be AWESOME (both heat settings). However, I test rode the 2021 F3 Limited yesterday, and found myself constantly turning the grips off/on because I did not feel anything. The deal had the bike running for several minutes before I got on, so they definitely had time to warm up. Thoughts???

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    I put mine on for the first time during yesterdays ride. It was around 50 here and my hands were pretty warm after 15 min into the ride.
    I do not ride in colder weather than this, so, it may not matter.

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    Thanks, Vario - but my ryde yesterday was in the 60s - felt nothing. I am looking forward to gathering opinions on this one. This option is very important to me.

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    There was probably some thing going on with the switch or grips, they should have been working better than that! If you where thinking of buying that bike I would get them to check it out before sale. Good luck!!

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    I had a 2014 RT first, and then purchased a 2016 F3T. The F3T and F3 Limited grips only have one setting, and they are not as warm as the RT grips on the low setting. I can say that they are better than nothing, but I do wish they were warmer. If they were like the ones on the RT for low setting, it would be just right.

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    I installed OEM heated grips on my 2019 F3T and, compared to the factory grips on my 2014 Goldwing and BMWs I've owned, they are puny. They warm but don't heat. Although better than nothing, I was a bit disappointed.
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    I have the accessory heated grips on my F3S. Single setting. They are just "warm". In all fairness, I do have foam slip on grip covers installed. I wouldn't buy them again.


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    I have a 2017 F3 Limited and the heated grips are a joke. I got spoiled on my 2 previous Spyders a 2012 RTS and 2015 RTS where you had 2 heat settings. On a chilly day the low setting was a little too much or just right and on a real cold day you were thankful you had a high setting. BRP dropped the ball on the F3 Limited heated grips in my opinion.



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    Some heated grips have an ambient temp high limit. I've heard that 60 is too warm for them to work, but can't recall the bike mentioned. I made my own anyway. Attach with velcro and controlled with a 12v strobe light remote.

    to see MY "make your own heated clothing" PAGE

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    I can understand why there might be single or dual heat settings, based on the trim level, but why would they bother to use different heaters based on bike model? We have the foam covers on her '17 RT-S and even the low setting can get a bit warm at times. Have not ventured out in really cold weather yet to test the high setting.

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    My RT's seemed to have better handgrip heaters than the F3 does. I call my F3 heaters "warm" but not "hot."

    Get a good pair of gloves and problem solved.

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