Yes, I know - the heated grips vs. heated gloves argument has been done ad nauseum. Here's a slightly new twist...
I recently got a low mileage '06 Ultra Classic Screamin' Eagle. Turns out, the grip heaters don't work - from what I've read, this will not surprise anyone.
So, do I replace them, or put on non-heated grips? Multiple Forum threads, my HD tech & service adviser's recommendations, and my own instincts all say go with the regular grips & use heated gloves because the heated grips will eventually fail again. Replacing them is expensive (a little less so this time out, as the fairing is already off the bike for some other work, but I won't have that advantage next time). Plus, gloves can be used on multiple bikes (I also own an '04 Dyna).
Here's my hesitation
: This bike is a CVO, and has all the CVO bells and whistles. While I won't be upset having regular grips, will skipping the heated grips haunt me down the road when the day comes to sell the bike? Will spending $300 now (and another $500 if they fail again
) be worth it in helping sell the bike? Would I even recoup the expense, especially if I have to do this a second time?
Any/all input would be appreciated - Thanks!