Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hot Grips Update

The fine weather is finally here and my heated grips are no longer getting the use they were getting in the past couple of months.

First off, I have to say that heated grips are a fantastic investment.  I have ridden is some very cold weather and the heated grips have made all the difference in the world.  Not once did I end my commute with persistent chill in my fingers.

Secondly, when the weather was at its coldest, running the grips on high was more than sufficient to ward off the cold and keep the ride nice and comfortable.

Finally, the LX150's electrical system has proven itself more than capable of handling the grips.  I have had no battery or electrical issues whatsoever.

If you use your Vespa to commute for any kind of distance (my commute is approximately 30 kilometers or 20 miles each way), and if you find yourself suffering from chilled fingers or hands, you should seriously consider installing heated grips, or having them installed by your dealer.

Everything you need to do the installation yourself is available on my project report


Trobairitz said...

Heated grips make you wonder how you did without them.

I find that I use them on chilly summer mornings too when we leave early and there is just that chill in the air. Having them on low for bit helps, but then I have poor circulation and my hands are always cold.

Unknown said...


TWO more sleeps. Forget about your HOT GRIPS, put on your webbed feet instead and bring an unbrella

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Dar said...

I think I am going to invest in some heated gear for winter.

I am so sad right now because I can't make it over to Vancouver to see you this weekend. :( Things are a little hectic right now and my bike isn't working and I don't want to use my hubby's in Vancouver traffic.

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