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Helibar Horizon ST bars and heated grips
« on: November 15, 2017, 02:48:07 am »
I have a question about installing Helibar Horizon ST bars on my 2011 C14.  (Sorry if this is covered elsewhere -- I poked around and didn't find anything -- just point me in the right direction if it's here.)

I picked up a used set that have been on my garage shelf for the past couple of months.  I'm planning to pick a cold day soon to install them. 

However, I like the heated grips that come stock with the bike and before I start pulling things apart I'd like to have a plan for the heated grips with the Horizons. 

So, I'm wondering how folks who have installed Horizons handled heated grips.  Were you able to somehow move the stock units over to the Horizons?  Or is an aftermarket set needed? And, if aftermarket, were you able to use the stock controller?

Thanks for any advice.

Vinnie

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Re: Helibar Horizon ST bars and heated grips
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 04:42:59 am »
When I put my Helibars on, I added a set of Oxford heated grips.   I have an '09...so no stock heated grips....
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Re: Helibar Horizon ST bars and heated grips
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 06:51:39 pm »
Vinnie, Robert Bradford has done this. He has a 2012 C14 with the Helibars. His handle is Not So Wild Turkey.
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Re: Helibar Horizon ST bars and heated grips
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 01:46:14 am »
I have a 2012, When I put Helibar Horizon ST bars on it the factory heated grips went right on with NO problems at all  :beerchug:
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Re: Helibar Horizon ST bars and heated grips
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 02:34:24 am »
Thanks for the quick response, everyone!

It's great to hear they should fit right up.


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Re: Helibar Horizon ST bars and heated grips
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 04:19:07 am »
+1  I have the standard heated grips fitted.Used plenty of soapy water to free them up

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Re: Helibar Horizon ST bars and heated grips
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 04:58:25 am »
Air compressor, Hose & air gun are all you need. No soap or water needed  :beerchug:
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Re: Helibar Horizon ST bars and heated grips
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 05:07:29 pm »
I removed my left grip from the stock bar end by carefully inserting a very thin flat-blade screwdriver and spraying aerosol lubricant into the gap. Work around the bar, slightly twisting as you go and it'll come loose without damage.

Used this method a gazillion times over the years on a gazillion bikes.

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Re: Helibar Horizon ST bars and heated grips
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2017, 03:29:57 am »
Thanks.  All of these tips help.  Never know what weird issues I might run into which might make one or another method best.

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Re: Helibar Horizon ST bars and heated grips
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 03:19:49 am »
Just to round out this thread, I completed the install a couple of days ago and have put about 100 miles on since.  Nothing long, just some short trips around the neighborhood.  (It's November, now December in Ann Arbor; it's amazing that I can ride at all and I'm not about to push my luck with something longer!)

As others have said, they're a big improvement.  I'm still not sure I've got them situated just right for me, but what I have is definitely a more relaxed riding position.

Thanks to everyone who has posted about the Horizons here and in other threads for helping me decide to get these and then get them on !

Vinnie