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Old 09-09-2006, 03:53 PM   #1
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hot grip switch

any one have pictures of where you have mounted your switch for heated grips?
any one use a different switch,maybe a rocker type,or a push pull?
did you switch to a different grip?
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:53 PM   #2
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The switched I have seen supplied with hot grips look like they are more suited to a 1950's BSA Bantam than an modern machine like the KTM. Completely out of keeping, IMHO. The answer I am thinking of is to take advantage of the fact that US spec bikes do not have a headlamp on/off switch. So, by installing a European kill / starter / headlamp combo switch, the unused headlamp switch could be used for the heated grips. This is what I am planning for my 950.
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:24 PM   #3
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After looking at several available options, I bought Symtec grip heaters from California Sport Touring.

http://www.casporttouring.com/store/...e=heated_grips

The rocker switch mounts nicely between the speedometer and the tach, and the wiring and instructions are all first rate.

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Old 09-11-2006, 04:00 AM   #4
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My switch

Hello!

I found a small rocker switch that wedged perfectly between the bar and the clutch cylinder resevoir.
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:09 AM   #5
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After looking at several available options, I bought Symtec grip heaters from California Sport Touring.

http://www.casporttouring.com/store/...e=heated_grips

The rocker switch mounts nicely between the speedometer and the tach, and the wiring and instructions are all first rate.

I went w/ the same setup. Works great.
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Old 09-12-2006, 08:23 AM   #6
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Used two Gerbing regulators. One for the (Daytona) heated grips and one for heated jacket. Works fine.
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Old 09-12-2006, 08:25 AM   #7
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Not to fancy but it works!


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Old 09-13-2006, 01:20 AM   #8
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Used two Gerbing regulators. One for the (Daytona) heated grips and one for heated jacket. Works fine.
Those Gerbing regulators look fine. Nice neat LEDs as well. Where can I get them from? (I'm in Europe, Latvia). Thanks and regards, Rupert
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Old 09-30-2006, 03:34 PM   #9
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suggestions?

I just ordered these, any advice/suggestions to make the install easy?

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After looking at several available options, I bought Symtec grip heaters from California Sport Touring.

http://www.casporttouring.com/store/...e=heated_grips

The rocker switch mounts nicely between the speedometer and the tach, and the wiring and instructions are all first rate.

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Old 09-30-2006, 08:13 PM   #10
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heated grips

I just installed a similar set on my 950.

The area behind the little triangle is empty! Drill your hole for the switch.
Take the upper right side fairing off and you'll see a bunch of wires ziptied to a fairing support. The female spad connectors from ACC1 and ACC2 are in that bunch. The brown wires are the ground. I think the red/yellow wire is the switched circuit. Figure out where you want to run your wires and connect everything up. Leave enough slack for when you turn the handlebars. Good luck!
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Old 09-30-2006, 10:47 PM   #11
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I just installed a similar set on my 950.

The area behind the little triangle is empty! Drill your hole for the switch.
Take the upper right side fairing off and you'll see a bunch of wires ziptied to a fairing support. The female spad connectors from ACC1 and ACC2 are in that bunch. The brown wires are the ground. I think the red/yellow wire is the switched circuit. Figure out where you want to run your wires and connect everything up. Leave enough slack for when you turn the handlebars. Good luck!
Awesome! Just the advice I was looking for. How about removing and re-installing the grips? Any tricks with that? Should I replace the grips for something else other that the stock ones?
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Old 10-01-2006, 07:38 AM   #12
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I just ordered these, any advice/suggestions to make the install easy?Thanks!
I seem to recall the instructions being decent. They tell you what size hole to drill (metric). I had to go the the hardware store and pick up a close non-metric equivalent bit. Like Munk says, you'll need to remove the upper right fairing to gain access to the accessory plugs. They should be labeled ACC1 and ACC2. The ACC2 plug is switched with the ignition (hope I'm remembering that right, but easy to test); that is the plug I used for my grip heaters. I basically cut my old grips off and installed new ones. I found a stretchy, non-adhesive tape at the hardware store, and I wrapped the left bar for additional insulation. Although the Symtec heaters have different left and right side heating elements, the tape helps provide added insulation against the bare bar surface (the right side has the plastic throttle tube). Give it a go and report back.
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Old 10-01-2006, 01:32 PM   #13
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hot grips

If your careful you can get the grips off. One method is to warm up the grips with a heat gun or hair dryer, slid a phillips head screwdriver under the grip and gently break any mastic on the handlebar. Another way is to do the screwdriver thing and spray wd40 or similar under the grip to lube the inside of the grip and gently pry off. If you tear up the grip they're cheap to replace, $5 or $10 bucks. Hope this might help.
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Old 10-01-2006, 04:54 PM   #14
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where did you put the resistor thingy?
dosent it get hot when the grips are on?
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Old 10-01-2006, 05:10 PM   #15
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hot grips

I zip tied the resister to the flat front fairing support. I don't know how hot it gets but this seems like a pretty safe spot. I used them for a 1000m trip and had no problems. I used them alot!
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