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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-29-2018, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
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Question Brutale 800 2018 - Koso Apollo Heated Grips

Iím looking at heated grips, but donít want the bulky add on to make my bike look ugly you get from the Oxford grips.

Has anyone installed the Koso Apollo Heated Grips?

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Iím looking at heated grips, but donít want the bulky add on to make my bike look ugly you get from the Oxford grips.

Has anyone installed the Koso Apollo Heated Grips?

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If you want a solution that doesn't change the look of your bike, look at COOLRIDE | Griffheizung von Coolride - DIE Alternative zu Heizgriffen!
I was having those on my Monster before, and that is the best solution I know for heated grips. It's a bit touchy to mount, but it works even better than any solution based on the grips only.
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Thanks Marc, I did look at the COOLRIDE inserts, but I wasn't really sold on the idea, particularly given the relatively small hole in the bar with the screw in bar ends. I didn't see how you'd be able to have something which sat tight in the bar end.

The other option there would be to change the bars for something with a standard end profile, but that in itself would be a challenge.
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Thanks Marc, I did look at the COOLRIDE inserts, but I wasn't really sold on the idea, particularly given the relatively small hole in the bar with the screw in bar ends. I didn't see how you'd be able to have something which sat tight in the bar end.

The other option there would be to change the bars for something with a standard end profile, but that in itself would be a challenge.

You may contact them for advise with pictures of your handlebar (here is how they mount it on a Speed Triple :
). I had standard heat grips on my Turismo Veloce, and I can tell you there are far less efficient. With the cook ride the single fact the heat cartridge is in the handlebar gives a bit more heat inertia, and as a result once the grip is at temp, it radiates around. I was able to ride with summer gloves the whole year with those. It's far from being the case on the Turismo (and that has handguard in addition).

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I bought my wife a set of the Koso for her Monster. I will be installing them soon. They look nice, no extra module to worry about mounting. I just put a set of Bike Master ones on her Duke with the mini control module. I'm planning the BM on my Elefant and another KOSO set on my Brutale.

I tested the Koso off the bike to verify functionality before install and they work well. Always check before install to know if you have a good set with no controller issues.

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I had a friend back in high school who rode his bike in and he had these massive thermal gauntlets to keep his hands warm during the winter. I rode to work last Friday (southern Arizona) and the wind chill had to have been around 25 Fahrenheit - it was 45 when I left. 80mph on the highway was ice cold even though I was layered up for it; I neglected my poor hands.
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Hippo hands work great, but I'm probably not taking the Brutale if it is that cold.

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