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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-07-2016, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Heated grips

Hi all
Ivejust registered as a member. After having gold wings all my life 1500 valks interstate included. I've sold my 40th anniversary 1800 wing and bought an 1800 F6C.
It's back to basics but what a fantastic raw ride compared to the wing I like love it .
I'm slowly rigging the bike up. Screen spots sat nav riveco cruiser pegs. Rear rack.
I'm trying to source heated grips. Honda don't list in UK or USA I've tried Oxford cruiser units but the throttle boss is too large for the switchgear and it won't clamp up.
Any help would be welcomed.
Also hard cruiser bags but not Corbin 22 ltr units.....too small.
Thanks in advance.
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I didn't bother to mess with any of the other stuff on my Valkyrie but I did install aftermarket bags.

As far as brand... I can't recommend a hard bag. I do know that basically any aftermarket bag with a flat backside will mount to the OEM Honda mounts. I have extra jumbo Saddlemen bags on my bike and they fit fine.



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Welcome BAGGERBOUNDS. Welcome to the most awesome F6C forum.
I have ordered the Showchrome brand heated grips part number 17-952C ( $50 usa ) When they arrive, are installed and tested I will post a review.
If your wind screen is not wide enough like mine I recommend using the National cycle hand deflectors. part number N5505. With the deflectors I can use lighter gloves in cool temps. The deflectors can very easily be removed for warm weather riding.
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Looking forward to how you get on with those heated grips as well 145236. It is a long time until winter for me but it comes up fast.
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Installed Show Chrome # 17-0953C heated grips on 12-3-16. EBay purchase for $47.59 US free shipping. The new grips have the same O.D. of 38mm.
The grips do work well and get very warm. For the test ride the outside temp. was 32F, 0C and cloudy.
I also have the hand wind deflectors so I chose light driving gloves for the ride. The only time the cold was a little annoying was when I touched the metal levers.
So next time slightly thicker gloves and a lower heat setting will probably work better. Got 10 inches of snow here today so I can't tell when Ill get out again.
These are some model specific instructions and tips that do not come with the grip kit. COVER YOUR GAS TANK!
Installation was great. Remove the right grip by unscrewing the chrome end cap. Blast compressed air between the grip rubber and the throttle pipe and twist it off.
Remove the two screws and take the left side switch assembly off. You don't need to disconnect any wires. Blast air into the right end of the left grip and twist it off. Spray carburetor cleaner on to a rag and use it to wipe off the old glue that's on the bar and the pipe. There is room to mount the controller's clamp between the clutch reservoir and the handle bar. Test fit the controller [without it's clamp] to the bar and mark the spot with a small piece of tape or something. Remove the two bolts and clamp that holds the clutch master cylinder in place. While removing the master cylinder note were the reference punch mark on top of the bar is. With the master off you can install the controller's clamp and two bolts. Line up the master cylinder and clamp with the punch mark on the handle bar and tighten the two bolts. Install the peg inside the left switch assembly into the hole in the bottom of the handle bar and tighten it's two screws . No other modifications are needed, the new grips will go right over the stock throttle pipe and bar as they are. From this point the instructions that come with the grip kit should git the job done for you.

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Awesome! Thanks for the info.
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Thats very warn news this time of year
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I got the Valkyrie out for what might be the last ride of 2016 this last Saturday. temp. 23F, -5C. The new heated grips worked great. I only had to wear medium insulated leather work gloves. I also took the CB750F out as well { no heated grips } and had to wear the big bulky snowmobile gloves.
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Good to know mate, thanks for all the info!
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I installed the National cycle hand deflectors per your recommendation(145236) and they are great! It's one of those upgrades with a small investment and a HUGE return! At speed its amazing to move your hand around the edge of the wind envelope and feel how much "chill" protection your getting! Plus being clear with the chrome mounting plate they match my windshield and aren't distracting to my peripheral vision.

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