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Post  gus on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 5:31 pm

E-Bay I bought 2 pair
Just fitted one pair to sv
$20 a pair ,Fantastic value


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Post  gus on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 5:36 pm

2 wires ,one power ,one earth . Connect power to park globe wire as its only "live" when ignition is ON .
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Post  paul on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 6:06 pm

Can't complain about the price  Very Happy

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Post  Kiwisteve on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 7:14 pm

Gus, it doesn't get cold in Qld!  Razz 

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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 7:26 pm

Please report back as winter progresses Gus.  At that price my expectations are low but they sound like got off to a good start!  Cool 

PS: needed something like those today.  Did a trip up to Canberra.  It was only 3 degrees from Nimitabel to Bredbo (and thick fog) - a distance of about 69 kms.  Then the next 65kms was only 5 - 8 degrees.  I discovered my gloves are ok down to 7 degrees and then my fingers start getting numb (the gloves are Five's Winter Gloves, 5 or so winters old).  OK, enough of hijacking Gus' thread.
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Post  reddog on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 7:32 pm

Gus I thought you said heated grips were for girls Razz
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Post  mtbeerwah on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 7:51 pm

@Kiwisteve wrote:Gus, it doesn't get cold in Qld!  Razz 
pigs arse.

I guess I have to ask the question to everyone,.......

At what point is it considered to be cold???

10*....5*......2*......0*......- 2*.......- 5*

I gotta know?
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Post  paul on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 8:04 pm

The wind chill factor also plays a big part .................

http://www.table-references.info/meteo-table-windchill-celsius.php

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Post  barry_mcki on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 8:28 pm

Did you read the little bit on the bottom of the page that Paul pointed to ?

Got to Know: The Wind Chill (or chill factor) means that the outside temperature becomes colder due to the wind. The colder it is and the harder it blows, the colder it feels. The table uses the JAG / TI method for calculating the wind chill. Remember that it could count double when you're running. The speed of running should be added (or subtracted) to the wind speed!


So if I've got that right, say you're riding at  72 kph (20m/s) then you are in the last column (faster than that and you are off the chart, i.e. even colder).

That makes Zero (C) a corrected -9.4..... and if there is a head wind....brrrrr.....

hmmm, where was that eBay site Gus ??

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Post  mtbeerwah on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 8:32 pm

@paul wrote:The wind chill factor also plays a big part .................

http://www.table-references.info/meteo-table-windchill-celsius.php

I`m aware of the chill factor Paul, but this is like the state of origin battle here mate...

You southerners calling us pussies, like we`er suck`n our thumbs Smile
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Post  paul on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 8:41 pm

@mtbeerwah wrote:
@paul wrote:The wind chill factor also plays a big part .................

http://www.table-references.info/meteo-table-windchill-celsius.php

I`m aware of the chill factor Paul, but this is like the state of origin battle here mate...

You southerners calling us pussies, like we`er suck`n our thumbs Smile


Not sure the state of origin example was a good one  Razz  Razz  lol!  lol! 


http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-match-report/state-of-origin-nsw-blues-beat-queensland-maroons-to-end-eightyear-drought-20140618-zsdxd.html

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Post  mtbeerwah on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 8:43 pm

@paul wrote:
@mtbeerwah wrote:
@paul wrote:The wind chill factor also plays a big part .................

http://www.table-references.info/meteo-table-windchill-celsius.php

I`m aware of the chill factor Paul, but this is like the state of origin battle here mate...

You southerners calling us pussies, like we`er suck`n our thumbs Smile


Not sure the state of origin example was a good one  Razz  Razz  lol!  lol! 


http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-match-report/state-of-origin-nsw-blues-beat-queensland-maroons-to-end-eightyear-drought-20140618-zsdxd.html

HA HA....Yeah righto..I walked into that one, flush on the jaw.
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Post  paul on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 8:47 pm

@mtbeerwah wrote:
@paul wrote:
@mtbeerwah wrote:
@paul wrote:The wind chill factor also plays a big part .................

http://www.table-references.info/meteo-table-windchill-celsius.php

I`m aware of the chill factor Paul, but this is like the state of origin battle here mate...

You southerners calling us pussies, like we`er suck`n our thumbs Smile


Not sure the state of origin example was a good one  Razz  Razz  lol!  lol! 


http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-match-report/state-of-origin-nsw-blues-beat-queensland-maroons-to-end-eightyear-drought-20140618-zsdxd.html

HA HA....Yeah righto..I walked into that one, flush on the jaw.


I think anyone living from Canberra to the Ballarat area have the coldest temperatures on average  ....................

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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 9:30 pm

Yes, having moved to the coast from Canberra last year, one thing I definitely do not miss is commuting to work in minus 7 to minus 10 temperatures. I only had to go 10kms or so but it was bloody freezing. No wonder my winter gloves have given up - probably got destroyed in those extremes.
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Post  #Tag on Fri 20 Jun 2014, 1:07 am

I'll be interested in progress reports too Gus.
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Post  Bosco15 on Fri 20 Jun 2014, 6:06 am

Barkbuster Blizzards if you want serious winter warmth.
Best Value for money that I've had in a while.
Keeps the wind chill factor out of the equation and then the heated grips add the luxury touch.

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Post  Hammy on Fri 20 Jun 2014, 6:36 am

Soft Cocks the lot of ya !  tongue   When I was a lad. I would ride my GT380 to work, in the dark, and sometimes at -20c .  affraid  Wearing just a balaclava under me old Bell. A newspaper layed under me jacket to keep the wind out. The visor would freeze up in no time and seeing was darn near impossible. I remember one morning hitting a patch of black ice at an intersection and going down like a sack of spuds. Fell down a further two or three times trying to pick up the bike on the icey road.  Heated Grips ?  Unheard of back then.
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Post  Kiwisteve on Fri 20 Jun 2014, 6:51 am

Ha ha, I remember the newspaper trick. I got caught out over an hour from home one particular time, ended up stuffing newspaper down the legs of my jeans as well as in my jacket!

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Post  madmax on Fri 20 Jun 2014, 6:59 am

@Hammy wrote:Soft Cocks the lot of ya !  tongue   When I was a lad. I would ride my GT380 to work, in the dark, and sometimes at -20c .  affraid  Wearing just a balaclava under me old Bell. A newspaper layed under me jacket to keep the wind out. The visor would freeze up in no time and seeing was darn near impossible. I remember one morning hitting a patch of black ice at an intersection and going down like a sack of spuds. Fell down a further two or three times trying to pick up the bike on the icey road.  Heated Grips ?  Unheard of back then.

But I bet you wished you had them  Razz 

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Post  Hammy on Fri 20 Jun 2014, 7:49 am

@madmax wrote:
@Hammy wrote:Soft Cocks the lot of ya !  tongue   When I was a lad. I would ride my GT380 to work, in the dark, and sometimes at -20c .  affraid  Wearing just a balaclava under me old Bell. A newspaper layed under me jacket to keep the wind out. The visor would freeze up in no time and seeing was darn near impossible. I remember one morning hitting a patch of black ice at an intersection and going down like a sack of spuds. Fell down a further two or three times trying to pick up the bike on the icey road.  Heated Grips ?  Unheard of back then.

But I bet you wished you had them  Razz 

Can't wish for something that you never heard of.   scratch
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Post  madmax on Fri 20 Jun 2014, 5:14 pm

@Hammy wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Hammy wrote:Soft Cocks the lot of ya !  tongue   When I was a lad. I would ride my GT380 to work, in the dark, and sometimes at -20c .  affraid  Wearing just a balaclava under me old Bell. A newspaper layed under me jacket to keep the wind out. The visor would freeze up in no time and seeing was darn near impossible. I remember one morning hitting a patch of black ice at an intersection and going down like a sack of spuds. Fell down a further two or three times trying to pick up the bike on the icey road.  Heated Grips ?  Unheard of back then.

But I bet you wished you had them  Razz 

Can't wish for something that you never heard of.   scratch

That's not what I meant  Rolling Eyes 

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Post  jstava on Sat 21 Jun 2014, 4:04 pm

Well I'm liking mine - I live in the belt between Ballarat and ACT, but rarely get to either end where the bite sets in properly.  

My Oxford grips (what came on the bike when I got it) are still keeping the smoke in nicely and are uncomfortably hot on high, unless its very wet and the hands are soaked.  Lovin them.  I'd never encountered heated grips before.  Magic, when they are needed.  I now regard them as a safety feature, as the hands retain their functionality on the controls much better when warm. 

Considering a pair of the plain jan variety for the other bike.

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Post  kewwig on Sat 21 Jun 2014, 4:13 pm

Gus, i recommend using that park light to switch a fused feed from the battery.  The grips will take a lot of current for a circuit intended to take probably 5 -10 watts (less than 1amp) and you don't want to fry your wiring harness or burn your headlight switch contacts
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Post  gus on Sat 21 Jun 2014, 4:51 pm

Recommend  or DON'T recommend  I did notice the wire going to the park light was thin . Ive used this wire before but I;m no auto electrician  so up for advice .


Fused feed from Battery ?
A wire direct from battery with a fuse in line to heated grips ??????? Hang on that's no good , that means currant is always live when I forget to switch
grips off . That's a flat battery in the morning .

A headlight wire is a larger diam. wire which turns OFF with ignition .
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Post  Bosco15 on Sat 21 Jun 2014, 5:03 pm

Think of your wiring as garden hoses. Current that runs through them as water. And your battery as your 30000 litre water tank.
If you have a fire hose coming from the tank, you could quite easily fill two or three bath tubs at the same time. But if you only have a garden hose coming from the tank, you would struggle to fill more than one bath at a time. So it would be a smart move to run another hose to fill the second tub.
Kewwig's suggestion of a relay being actuated by park light cct, is that extra hose.
The relay is just a switch that is turned on by the light cct when you start yhe bike. The switch on your grips is the tap at the end of the new hose that you just added to your water tank.  Very Happy 

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