My question is at what temperatures are heated grips effective, or rather, at what temp are they ineffective?
I will soon be the new owner of an R1100S that has heated grips and an auxillary outlet, so this winter I'm going the electric clothing route. I'm tired of being cold in the winter. I generally ride on weekends if the temp is in the mid/upper 30s, which we get quite a few of in the winter around here. My hands getting cold limit me to short rides while my torso stays fairly comfortable. After doing extensive research, i.e. reading the electric clothing thread in this forum while drinking beer, I've decided to get a heated jacket and gloves. This time of year Santa Claus would prefer I not get both so she has something to give me, so when I pick up the bike, I'm going to get either the gloves or the jacket. If heated grips work OK into the 30s (my hands will be somewhat out in the windstream and FWIW, I wear RevIt Celcius winter gloves), I'll get the jacket and let Santa get me the gloves; if they don't work with temps in the 30s, I'll get the gloves and have Santa get me the jacket.