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Old 11-21-2014, 02:55 PM   #1
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KTM Grip Heater Question

I know about the known problem with the switch/controller on the KTM grip heaters. I believe that's what happened to mine. They don't come on at all now. I have also heard that you can replace the bad KTM switch with something like one of the Warm & Safe heat-trollers. My question is which one would I use? I'm hoping to be able to use as much of the existing KTM grip heater wiring as possible with the new W&S heat-troller?

If anyone has a pic of their setup like this I would love to see it.

This is going on my 2012 990 Adventure.

Thanks for any help!
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:05 PM   #2
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Bluhduh

FWIW, they all probably put out very similar amounts of heat (aka kW), so they are probably mostly all compatible. It then becomes subjective. How many steps of control do you want? Or maybe you want stepless analog adjustability. Do you like big honkin' resisters pumping heat into your dash someplace where you can't watch them melt your wiring and/or start fires? Do you like colored lights on your controller? Do you want it to reset to OFF every time you turn off your bike? I bet they are a lot more options as well.

Mine works well now that I have repaired and modified every single component in the kit, but I won't recommend the brand because the manufacturer's staff are flaming asshats.

Best of luck!
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:15 AM   #3
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Thanks Joe. I 'll look at the W&S troller options again and see if I can find something that will work.
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