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Old 01-07-2015, 07:40 PM   #1
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KTM Heated Grips installation problem

This is a simple one: the leads that go from the grips and connect to the controller controller leads are not marked for positive and negative. They are just both wrapped in black. So, in order to get this install correct, how should I proceed?
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:53 PM   #2
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Not polarity sensitive if they aren't marked, one side to ground one side to positive.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:58 PM   #3
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This is a simple one: the leads that go from the grips and connect to the controller controller leads are not marked for positive and negative. They are just both wrapped in black. So, in order to get this install correct, how should I proceed?
The color doesn't make any difference on the KTM grips, but there is a left and a right. One wire from the left grip plugs into one of the double switch wire connector and the other goes into the other double switch wire connector. Same connection pattern for the right grip. Hope that makes sense.
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Ok gotcha. I nearly tore my hair out in frustration over this.

Any tips on gluing the grips? I used contact cement but after let it cure for 2 hours the grips still move around if I torque them enough.

I'm thinking I should pull them off and do another round of contact cement.
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:14 PM   #5
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I just changed out my OEM bars for new Pastrana's... original grip heaters reused by careful removal, adhesive clean off and restuck using some strips of thin VHB double sided tape applied to heater patch underside.
No messy contact, instant bond and no movement under torque... :)

Art supply stores have it for mounting... go for a 3M tape (thin is best).
Hope this helps!
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:27 AM   #6
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"ThreeBond" 1501C Grip Lock grip glue.

I've used this product on dozens of bikes, with and without heated grips, and never had a failure. And the grips can be removed later on without destroying the grips. Available at about any motorcycle shop and on line.
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