Couple questions, did you cut off original grips or peel off. Much sanding required on the clutch side? Are they glued in place? No question having the controller as a integral part of the grip makes it easier to wire and neater . I notice the throttle side power wire comes off the top of the grip, which is a better option for the Versys. I just broke down and got the mirror extenders, biggest problem was my Oxford controller was coming in contact with the tank bag when bars were hard left. I have the controller mounted to the mirror.
I gather from the many reports, you are enjoying the 1000. I have one more question but best to start another thread sometime, related to the stator output of the 1000 and the regulator used.
Left the house this AM at 0630 - a HARD frost w/ the car TOTALLY covered in frost, so probably around 28F - wearing my electric jacket-liner at setting #3. NICE and warm!
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Which version of the Koso Apollo grip did you purchase? On their Taiwan website they list two lengths, 130mm and 120mm.Heated Grips came in this morning so i put them on before we get rained on the next few days. Went with the Koso Apollo Grips. Super simple install and they work great.
Which version of the Koso Apollo grip did you purchase? On their Taiwan website they list two lengths, 130mm and 120mm.
KOSO-AM111 HEATED GRIP
The US website appears to only offer the 130mm.
Apollo Heated Grips 7/8" + 1" Handlebar for Twist Throttle Applications - Koso North America
Also Part #AM111030 - 130mm appears to be the one sold on Amazon.
And it's the one reviewed by webBikeWorld.
Koso Apollo Heated Grips Review - webBikeWorld
What makes me question this, is that in the wBW review he had to trim them to work on a Yamaha XSR900 but they appear to work just fine on your Versys 1000.
Second question. Do you see any reason that these won't work with a Kaoko throttle lock?
Thanks in advance.
This is from the manufacturer. See how that measures up to the OEM grip.Question about the length of the grip.
A few weeks back i started to use my "Uclear remote" which mounts around the grip. Therefor making the grip around 20mm smaller. This resulted in not being able fo fully grab the handle because the grip was to short. So part of my hand kinda leaned on the handlebar weight. This felt so uncomfertable that i had to relocate it.
Exactly how much shorter does the grip itself become shorter ? And is your gloved hand still entirely on the grip itself ?
You're not fat. You're padded for the slide that's all. More of you to love.. 0I'm fat so no need for a heated jacket. My hands are the only thing to get cold. When the weather gets bad i pull out the Kilimanjaro Jacket without the liner and all is right with the world :grin2::grin2:
I just had the shop install these on my bike a couple of weeks ago. They work well, and get nice and warm. I think the shop used way too much glue though, because my throttle was sticking open. A little unnerving because I had it done just before a long riding weekend. Had to pick up some WD-40, and a razor blade. Trimmed the end grip just a tiny bit, because I thought the rubber was getting hung up on the bar end weight. However, it was still sticking after trimming. Two days of treating with WD-40, and the excess glue finally came out. - Guess I should of done the install myself, but I'm still happy.
Here's a short clip of the 5 heat settings, and my dash/bars setup. Love my Ram phone mount, Cramp Buster, and Go-Cruise throttle lock. All of these things combined make long touring days a breeze.