Memphis
Evening all, I'm leaning heavily towards midraise bars in the very future.  But would like to put slightly thicker grips on them, heated ones.  Anyone know who is doing that please?  Cheers
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Dr.Shifty
It depends on the year of your bike. From 2018 they have the wiring installed for Indian heated grips and fitting them is easy. If you go for taller Indian bars all that wiring will probably transfer without problems. However, the Indian heated grips are the same diameter as stock so that might be a problem. Earlier than 2018 don't have the wiring already in the bars so it means extra work and expense to fit them.

Things like Grip Puppies are neoprene sleeves that increase the diameter of the grips but I don't know how well they transfer heat to your hands. It would be counterproductive to have a layer of insulation on there.

If you use aftermarket bars then all the switchgear and wiring might not be so accommodating as with Indian bars.

Some cheap heated grips consist of a wrap-around blanket that increases the diameter but you might not like the look of them with extra wires running along the bars.

Another thought is to get some gel palm gloves so the extra diameter is not in the grip but in the glove.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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Memphis
Cheers very good info.. might stay with the Indian grips.. thanks for all that.
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Doely

Memphis wrote:
Evening all, I'm leaning heavily towards midraise bars in the very future.  But would like to put slightly thicker grips on them, heated ones.  Anyone know who is doing that please?  Cheers


    Hi Memphis ..   Interested in this as well . Have an RM 18 and would love larger grips . So used to the Iso Grips on my shadow . Fits the palm well and more comfortable . Have asked Kuryakyn and no go there . 

   Hopefully they will make some in future or someone else    

Cheers Ray
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srd0060
Whites do them, i use to fit them to bikes and scooters for around $150D475B2EF-9348-4889-B821-4A17EB871D67.png 
2018 Scout, Thunder black, Beach bars, DART screen Bobber Rims, Stage 1.
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Kevin #062
2014 had the harness already also,  I have fitted a set of the heat demon Harley internal heated grips to various bikes just make sure you order the set to suite your bar width!!!
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Dr.Shifty
That's a surprise about the 2014 having the wiring as many posters on the international forum have had to thread the wiring through the bars themselves. I wonder if they discontinued it for a while.

Another thing that comes to mind with aftermarket grips is to make sure they fit your year of bike. Indian made a change to the throttle side two years ago.

The traditional throttle system was a tube around the bar with a fitting on the inboard end from which the throttle cable emerged. The grip was stuck over the tube and the tube spun around the bar. The early TS111 bikes had a throttle tube with the ride-by-wire system in the switch block where the cable used to be. Aftermarket grips fitted over the tube.

The new system has the ride-by-wire component inside the bar and the outboard end of the grip slots into it with small dogs inside the end of the grip. Aftermarket grips made for bikes before that change won't have the dogs in the grip and the throttle won't connect.

I think another aspect of the change was how the grips fit into the switch blocks and both sides are now a different design.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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JuanPoop
Dr.Shifty wrote:

That's a surprise about the 2014 having the wiring as many posters on the international forum have had to thread the wiring through the bars themselves. I wonder if they discontinued it for a while.


I wonder if it is another "international spec" thing.  I remeber seeing a few things on the USA forums that were not standard to their bikes, but were to ours (and bikes sold in Europe?).

I cant remember them all, but ABS and fork lock come to mind - might be wrong with those, but there were some items...  

Could this be one of them?

aka - John
2017 Springfield - grey / burgundy
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Kevin #062
Hi, Im fairly sure all the early 2014 had the harnes in place, from memory all three models that were made available back then (Classic, Vintage, chieftain) had exactly the same harnesses. Ive got unused plugs hanging out of my gunter all over the bike!! 
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Memphis
Thanks to all who gave input,   but going to stay with the Indian grips if i go ahead with the midraise bars.. cheers.. ps see you all in Silvo if not ride Safe.  
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Rodd
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    Hi Memphis ..   Interested in this as well . Have an RM 18 and would love larger grips . So used to the Iso Grips on my shadow . Fits the palm well and more comfortable . Have asked Kuryakyn and no go there . 

 

   Hopefully they will make some in future or someone else    


Take a look at Avon grips. Quite a few options to fit Indian, and I have a set of heated ones on the way for my Scout.
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