For an very clever country of people, the Japanese somehow loose the plot at times when it comes to the little things..
Who in their right mind would position a heated grip controller (especially the size of the Yamaha unit) up there INYOURFACE beside the left mirror.
I mean it's not like a flasher switch that needs instant access
Anyway. I had always planned to move the controller from the recommended position to one that was a little more discrete.
Along with all the other laser-cutting that I had done earlier in the week, was this small stainless steel bracket to enable a move from the original position to below/beside the dash pod.
Here's what it looks like.
I didnt have time to powder-coat it and, as it is stainless steel, I just hit it with some satin black from a spray can.
Because of the location of this little bracket I had to remove the screen and headlight surround, remove the triangular dash cover, and change the top R/H headlight mount bolt for one slightly longer.
You can see here which bolt I am using to fasten the bracket onto.
The standard bolt was just a whisker to short to carry the bracket + a washer and nylock nut.
Unfortunately I only had stainless cap screws and no factory looking black hex bolts.. Wasnt I me that was saying anything is possible - you just gota plan ahead
After re-routing the heater control wires above the headlight, I assembled the controller onto the bracket (zip tieing the wiring loom back to the underside of the bracket.
and positioned the bracket over the stud (already retained in a captive nut), and fitted a new washer and nylock nut.
I re-assembled all of the dash and headlight assembly and there you go.
No interference with any of the controls or cables at full lock in both directions.
Nice and discrete, a bit of a stretch but easy enough to reach although I generally have it on half or off.