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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.
BaggerB
 

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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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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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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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Are the hand deflectors easy to remove for warm weather riding? I don't think I would want them on when the temperature warms up. It seems I go to a lot of trouble for a little cold weather riding, then just have to undo it all when it gets warm again.
 

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The deflectors can very easily { and will } be removed for warm weather riding. All you have to do is take the mirrors off and on.
 

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N5505

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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hey 145236. on the throttle side ,where did you position the grip in relation to the wires coming out of it ? i did not glue yet , trying to get the best spot, a happy medium between being able to open throttle all the way and not to have so much unsightly wire looping down under the bar .
 

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Grip wires

wire coming out the bottom at the 6 o'clock position. I think this is the best picture I can come up with right now.
also see "When your not riding it, wrench it " in the garage section.
 

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yes that's about where i figured thanks . one more ? did you shorten any wiring in the handle bar area? thinking about doing that using some water proof connectors here and there
 

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No the handle bar wires and connectors are unchanged. I did apply a little dielectric grease to the contacts to prevent corrosion. I did shorten the power wires and connected them to the wires that go to the unused audio unit plug. Yes the F6C wiring harness is pri-wired for a stereo system that it seems HONDA never put in to production that I know of. This audio unit plug is behind the left engine cover that also has the fuel door lock. It is a 12p connector that is capped off.
Two of the wires are 12V 10A switched. black/green + and green - . This is the same circuit that powers the LED spot lights [ 1.4A ] and the power accessory plug under the seat. The heated grips use 3.7A on the high setting. The black/green wire circuit has a 10A fuse.
 

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hey thanks for that info! i'm also installing a 12v oxford bar mounted outlet ,this gives me more options on where to get 12v switched power for that item . seems like it would be more difficult to get to battery terminals. already have show chrome led fog lamps installed. hey thanks dude you been real helpful, valkyrie honda manual on the way to me, hope it clears up some of my ignorance! by the way i am a previous gen 1 owner. 97 standard .99 interstate . have a 04 wing [for sale]. 14 fjr-es .14 f6c/a , black, in the stable as of now.
 
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