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Old 02-28-2015, 08:43 PM   #1
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2015 XCX heated grip incompatibility

I just wanted to throw this out there in case anyone else has run into this. I ordered the oem heated grip kit based off the P/N from Triumph's website A9638126 for the Tiger 800 XCX.

Went to install the kit and lo and behold, I couldn't find the connector that's supposed to exist underneath the fuel tank. There were no loose connectors with blanks, everything was hooked up. I must have spent an hour tracing cables to see if it was hidden elsewhere.

Anyone else had a similar experience, or am I missing something?
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:56 PM   #2
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That's weird. And not one for the accessory fog lights apparently either because it's right there with the one for the grips. These are located under the gas tank, between the frame tubes, on top of the valve cover.
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:08 PM   #3
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Yeah I was wondering about that connector too. I think I may have found the answer as it looks like the part number has changed for 2015.

9638170

http://triumphinstructions.com/ProdDocs/A9638170-US.pdf

I noticed these connectors on the radiator sides, and kept scratching my head because the wire count was different.

It looks like the kit/install has been simplified which is great. No need to take the fuel tank off if this is correct.
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:18 PM   #4
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Yeah I was wondering about that connector too. I think I may have found the answer as it looks like the part number has changed for 2015.

9638170

http://triumphinstructions.com/ProdDocs/A9638170-US.pdf

I noticed these connectors on the radiator sides, and kept scratching my head because the wire count was different.

It looks like the kit/install has been simplified which is great. No need to take the fuel tank off if this is correct.
Yes, it looks like the answer - the accessory plugs are moved outboard.
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:58 PM   #5
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Yes, it looks like the answer - the accessory plugs are moved outboard.
I found the plug on the left hand side of the bike after removing the left side plastics.
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:04 PM   #6
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I found the plug on the left hand side of the bike after removing the left side plastics.
How easy was the install for you? Any tips/tricks for getting the old grips off, wiring through the handle bars, etc?
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:21 PM   #7
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Super easy install in general though I took my time getting the left side plastics off, throttle off, loosening mirrors, etc. Me rushing breaks and scratches things.

The old grips come off really easily once you pull the bar weights and are now in a box. The heated grips have their heat elements built in so you just slide them on and connect the wire. The hardest part was threading the wires through the handle bars. I had to tie a string to the right side wire and fish it out, then pull gently.
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:52 PM   #8
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How easy was the install for you? Any tips/tricks for getting the old grips off, wiring through the handle bars, etc?
If your have an air compressor with a blowgun attachment they will come off in seconds...just wedge under the grip and pull as you blow air.
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Thanks for all the tips. I heard about the difficulty getting the wires through the bars. On youtube there's a guy that uses fishing line, so maybe I'll try some of that.
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