Ski-Doo hand/thumb warmers

Ski-Doo hand/thumb warmers

Post by Jim Mannin » Thu, 14 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Hello all, I was wondering if anyone else with a new Ski-Doo was dissapointed with the amount of
heat their accessory grips generate?  My MXZ's are only noticeable if I switch them on during a
particularily warm day when they aren't really needed anyway.  At anything colder than -15c, I can't
feel them at all.  I'm thinking that a lot of this has to do with the fact that my windshield doesn't do a
thing to justify it's name.  I've tryed a few Polaris sleds in the  past few weeks, and their grips are
significantly better than mine.  Are all Ski-Doo grips like this, or do I have a dud set?  Any input
would be great.
THX, Jim
96 MXZ 670

2400KM & counting... Still have no Idea what the Warranty guy at my dealership looks like.

 
 
 

Ski-Doo hand/thumb warmers

Post by peterw » Thu, 14 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hello all, I was wondering if anyone else with a new Ski-Doo was dissapointed with the amount of
> heat their accessory grips generate?  My MXZ's are only noticeable if I switch them on during a
> particularily warm day when they aren't really needed anyway.  At anything colder than -15c, I can't
> feel them at all.  I'm thinking that a lot of this has to do with the fact that my windshield doesn't do a
> thing to justify it's name.  I've tryed a few Polaris sleds in the  past few weeks, and their grips are
> significantly better than mine.  Are all Ski-Doo grips like this, or do I have a dud set?  Any input
> would be great.
> THX, Jim
> 96 MXZ 670

> 2400KM & counting... Still have no Idea what the Warranty guy at my dealership looks like.

Hi,

I've got a 96 Ski Doo and the hand warmers are very effective, the only
time the did not do the trick was once at night when the temp was about
minus 30 degrees C.  The amount of heat generated on the high position is
often too much, so I set them on low most of the time.

Good luck with yours,

Peter.

 
 
 

Ski-Doo hand/thumb warmers

Post by BIS Us » Fri, 15 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>> Hello all, I was wondering if anyone else with a new Ski-Doo was dissapointed with the amount of
>> heat their accessory grips generate?  My MXZ's are only noticeable if I switch them on during a
>> particularily warm day when they aren't really needed anyway.  At anything colder than -15c, I can't
>> feel them at all.  I'm thinking that a lot of this has to do with the fact that my windshield doesn't do a
>> thing to justify it's name.  I've tryed a few Polaris sleds in the  past few weeks, and their grips are
>> significantly better than mine.  Are all Ski-Doo grips like this, or do I have a dud set?  Any input
>> would be great.
>> THX, Jim
>> 96 MXZ 670

>> 2400KM & counting... Still have no Idea what the Warranty guy at my dealership looks like.

>Hi,

>I've got a 96 Ski Doo and the hand warmers are very effective, the only
>time the did not do the trick was once at night when the temp was about
>minus 30 degrees C.  The amount of heat generated on the high position is
>often too much, so I set them on low most of the time.

>Good luck with yours,

>Peter.

Jim,
I have had good luck with the handwarmers on my '96 MxZ 440,  although
some of my friends didn't think their was enough heat output in theirs.  One
of the guys bought a second set and put them on the outside of the grips,  then
used hockey tape to hold them there.  The other guy put handlebar hooks on and
had to remove the heating elements anyway (the wires run inside the handlebar where
the hooks go) so he put them back on the outside of the grips and used the hockey tape
to hold them on.  Both of these guys are happy with the heat output after these mods.
I agree that the windshield does no good for hand protection.  A good alternative for this
is a new windshield that is coming from Carlson Outdoors.  They make the Cobra
windshields that you've probably seen for Polaris sleds.  They have a pronounced
bulge in the sides to protect the hands,  and are a true medium hieght.  They are
supposed to keep the wind off a 6 foot rider at top speed,  and are not supposed to
decrease your top speed any.  I was told that these would cost around $80 and be
available around June at most Ski Doo dealers.  Hope this helps.



 
 
 

Ski-Doo hand/thumb warmers

Post by Craig L. Cleas » Fri, 15 Mar 1996 04:00:00

According to all the magazine articles if you want excellent grips you
have to buy a Yamaha !

Craig

 
 
 

Ski-Doo hand/thumb warmers

Post by Anthony Wo » Fri, 15 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Ski-Doo hand/thumb warmers


> 13 Mar 1996 16:20:50 GMT
> Magic Online Services Winnipeg.

> Newsgroups:
> rec.sport.snowmobiles

> Hello all, I was wondering if anyone else with a new Ski-Doo was

dissapointed with the amount of
Quote:
> heat their accessory grips generate?  My MXZ's are only noticeable if

I switch them on during a
Quote:
> particularily warm day when they aren't really needed anyway.  At

anything colder than -15c, I can't
Quote:
> feel them at all.  I'm thinking that a lot of this has to do with the

fact that my windshield doesn't do a
Quote:
> thing to justify it's name.  I've tryed a few Polaris sleds in the  

past few weeks, and their grips are
Quote:
> significantly better than mine.  Are all Ski-Doo grips like this, or

do I have a dud set?  Any input
Quote:
> would be great.
> THX, Jim
> 96 MXZ 670
> 2400KM & counting... Still have no Idea what the Warranty guy at my

dealership looks like.

Hello,

I'd have to say that the hand/thumb warmers on my ski-doo for the most
part work quite well.  On really cold days if they are set on low then I
can hardly tell their on, but I'd say that that's to be expected.  When
they're on high they work great.  I can fell them generating heat in no
time.

Tony.
96 MXZ 583 - "Ride it like you stole it"

 
 
 

Ski-Doo hand/thumb warmers

Post by Anthony Wo » Fri, 15 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Ski-Doo hand/thumb warmers


> 13 Mar 1996 16:20:50 GMT
> Magic Online Services Winnipeg.

> Newsgroups:
> rec.sport.snowmobiles

> Hello all, I was wondering if anyone else with a new Ski-Doo was

dissapointed with the amount of
Quote:
> heat their accessory grips generate?  My MXZ's are only noticeable if

I switch them on during a
Quote:
> particularily warm day when they aren't really needed anyway.  At

anything colder than -15c, I can't
Quote:
> feel them at all.  I'm thinking that a lot of this has to do with the

fact that my windshield doesn't do a
Quote:
> thing to justify it's name.  I've tryed a few Polaris sleds in the  

past few weeks, and their grips are
Quote:
> significantly better than mine.  Are all Ski-Doo grips like this, or

do I have a dud set?  Any input
Quote:
> would be great.
> THX, Jim
> 96 MXZ 670
> 2400KM & counting... Still have no Idea what the Warranty guy at my

dealership looks like.

Hello,

This is my first shot at contributing to this news group, so here goes.  

I've also got an MXZ and I haven't had any problems or disappointments
with my warmers once I realized I had to give the hand warmer toggle a
little better push forward.  I don't get a lot of heat on low so if it's
a cold day I have to go right to high. On moderate days the warmth is
perfect. Sometimes the high setting is almost a little to warm if it's a
moderate temperatrue out.  Well, there's my 2 cents worth.

PS.  I'd be interested in anyones opinion of the handling of their MXZ
583 riding it stock, preferably trail riding.

Tony.
96 MXZ 583 - "Ride it like you stole"

 
 
 

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Post by Robert Simar » Fri, 15 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Hello all, I was wondering if anyone else with a new Ski-Doo was dissapointed with the amount of
>heat their accessory grips generate?  My MXZ's are only noticeable if I switch them on during a
>particularily warm day when they aren't really needed anyway.  At anything colder than -15c, I can't
>feel them at all.  I'm thinking that a lot of this has to do with the fact that my windshield doesn't do a
>thing to justify it's name.  I've tryed a few Polaris sleds in the  past few weeks, and their grips are
>significantly better than mine.  Are all Ski-Doo grips like this, or do I have a dud set?  Any input
>would be great.
>THX, Jim
>96 MXZ 670

>2400KM & counting... Still have no Idea what the Warranty guy at my dealership looks like.

I have a 95 Touring SLE. The handle bar warmers are too hot on high. I
usually run them on low, but the thumb warmer is no even near the heat of
the one that came on my 92 Polaris SP.
 
 
 

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Post by Daniel Forti » Fri, 15 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> My MXZ's are only noticeable if I switch them on during a
> particularily warm day when they aren't really needed anyway.  At anything colder than -15c, I can't
> feel them at all.  I'm thinking that a lot of this has to do with the fact that my windshield doesn't do a
> thing to justify it's name.  
> THX, Jim
> 96 MXZ 670
> Hi,

 I fixed a hand warmer proplem on my Doo when it was new, one handle wouldn't heat at all.
The connector inside the H.W. plug was crimped too tight, it completly cut the wire inside
and was not visible since the insulation was holdind everything in place.
With an intermitent condition like this exposed in cold weather, you could run into a
resistive problem. Unplug the connector and use an Ohm meter with a needle through the
insulation to check for a lose contact.
My H.W. are always hot enough at high power but of course that is if you keep your hands
closed over the handles all the time. Since we cannot close the right hand completely
because of the trotle lever action, we do not have the same result as with the left side.
On most winter days I run them at low power.

Dan
95 GTSE 670

 
 
 

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Post by M » Sat, 16 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hello all, I was wondering if anyone else with a new Ski-Doo was

dissapointed with the amount of heat their accessory grips generate? I've
tryed a few Polaris sleds in the  past few weeks, and their grips are
significantly better than mine.  Are all Ski-Doo grips like this, or do I
have a dud set?  Any input would be great.

Quote:
> THX, Jim
> 96 MXZ 670

I was riding around today on a Tundra with the grips on.  I wore a very
thin pair of leather gloves (car-driving gloves) and ended up turning the
grips off because they got too hot...of course, today it was 34 f.  

But, I have been on several Ski-Doo's, I hardly ever ride the same one
twice, and all the ones that have grips, get so hot on the high setting
that even through thick gloves they are too hot.

I was on a Scandik two weeks ago and the outside temp was 0 f.  I took my
gloves off for about an hour (back of the hands still get cold) while
travelling up a trail.  On that same Scandik it had the thumb warmer that
got so hot I turned it off.

So in short, your's must have a problem.

 
 
 

Ski-Doo hand/thumb warmers

Post by ecklun » Sat, 23 Mar 1996 04:00:00

sTEVE:

Steve:

  Any 96's left over???, we are looking for Touring models for ,our
business, can you shoot me some prices??

Many thanks

Chris Ecklund
Canadian Snowmobile Adventures