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Ohm the wires out and report back what they are. You will need to disconnect them of course for those readings. Do both sides and I bet you figure out the issue once you do.

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Just did that and the one side that isn't working didn't show up at all and the side that is working did. Is there some way to fix the broken element or do I need to just buy a new one?

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I owned an XLT and had several friends that owned them. One hand warmer always failed on them... It was poor solder connections right at the element that was the cause. Cheaper and easier to just replace them.
 

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I owned an XLT and had several friends that owned them. One hand warmer always failed on them... It was poor solder connections right at the element that was the cause. Cheaper and easier to just replace them.
I have a good amount of experience soldering, is it even worth trying to fix the connections or just take the $60 bullet?

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$60?? Wow, they've gone up in price. Last set I bought was just $15 for the handlebar wraps. They have off-low-high settings too.

I don't recommend the whole grip replacement. I bought a set for my old Touring E and the grips are really uncomfortable and interfere with the throttle from going wide open. They do get hot though.

You can try soldering. My experience has shown it doesn't last very long. I think the issue is the very thin wires.
 
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