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Offline Woodie

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Replacing OEM heated grips.
on: 04 April, 2021, 09:23:59 PM
Has anyone replaced OEM heated grips? is it easy?

Mine still work but the grips has flats worn on it. Just thought it would be nice to make them look nicer.
I never touched it, you can't blame me, it went off when I was cleaning it.

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Re: Replacing OEM heated grips.
Reply #1 on: 04 April, 2021, 09:40:13 PM
Fiddly more than difficult but the connection is in the nose cone which will have to come off,
from memory when I changed my bars the nose cone end had a block connector which has to be cut off or the connectors pulled out as the wires have to be pulled thru a small hole in the bars,
i cut mine and reconnected with choc-block and heat shrink probably not the best or prettiest solution but they never stopped working

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Re: Replacing OEM heated grips.
Reply #2 on: 04 April, 2021, 11:46:44 PM
It’s not very difficult, just take note of the throttle cables position and Mark the cables with masking tape
“top” or pull
and
“bottom” or push

If you get the cables reversed you will be “surprised”... :006:

I have replaced my heated grips with a manufacture called

“Whites” adventure touring heated grips

The LED switch is integrated to the left side grip and are nicer looking than the “Oxford” style with separate control box.

I have had the Oxford style on a st1300 and although they do work well, the “whites” grips are nicer looking in my opinion...

Also you will require a new OEM $21 aud, standard, (non-heated) “throttle tube” as the oem heated grip is glued to the tube and “messy” to remove

Just disconnect the oem switch wires and wrap them up in electrical or amalgamated tape and tuck inside nose cone

I did a write up in the past....
Here it is for you.....search for my post to see all the photos as well...

“My bike has OEM heated triumph grips, so those need to be removed first

2 small set screws on the Oem heated Left grip removed

I purchased an oem Non heated throttle Grip $21 aud as the new whites grip will need to go over  the plastic tube

The original grip of the non heated throttle is pulled off and the plastic throttle tube tabs are ground down flat.

Super glue is included in the kit and applied to the left new heated grip, it’s a tight fit but slides on with a good push

The throttle side is SUPER tight and I had to use a block of wood and a hammer to tap it on. 
It helps if you lock the steering head with the key

I disconnected the oem switch and connector inside the cockpit cowl And threaded the new harness up under the spedo

soldered the positive red Wire of the grip to the  blue and white positive wire of the original  heated grip connector and the black to a ground on the neck frame

The new grips are well made, the harness has a built in blade fuse and they get very hot!”

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Last Edit: 04 April, 2021, 11:59:44 PM by Zevk
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Re: Replacing OEM heated grips.
Reply #3 on: 05 April, 2021, 01:19:11 AM
*Originally Posted by Zevk [+]
take note of the throttle cables position and Mark the cables with masking tape “top” or pull and “bottom” or push

Neither cable pushes. One cable pulls the throttles open, the other pulls them shut.

Identifying the orientation as top or bottom make more sense.

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Re: Replacing OEM heated grips.
Reply #4 on: 05 April, 2021, 01:02:07 PM
Or you could just try sticking a pair of Grip Puppies on top of existing grips! Nothing fancy, black only, but pretty comfy and the heating still works through them.

 



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