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post #1 of 14 Old 07-10-2018, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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where and how to instal relay for grip heater

hi folks. I´ve installed a oxford grip heater in my dl650(2015). Currently its connected directly to the battery, if i forget to turn it off, i will be in trouble. I´ve been thinking on add a relay connected on ignition, so i won´t have battery issues. Any suggestions? thanks for your support
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post #2 of 14 Old 07-10-2018, 11:47 AM
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There is a factory connection point for heated grips. Check the “sticky” aux connector and heated grip connector location. That might be a good option for you.
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post #3 of 14 Old 07-10-2018, 11:48 AM
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Get the heated grip harness from Eastern beaver, then you will have switched power and it's plug and play.


https://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/B...om/vstrom.html
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thanks guys, I had no idea that the harness have the connector for heated grips... and believe it or not, the oxford grips were installed by suzuki dealer... i´ll go back there and ask them to rearrange the wires properly. thanks
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post #5 of 14 Old 07-10-2018, 07:58 PM
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My Oxford heated grip have a feature that senses the drop in voltage when the bike isn’t running and turns off after some short amount of time, 30 seconds or minute, if I recall correctly. I assume yours have the same feature.

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post #6 of 14 Old 07-10-2018, 10:14 PM
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Oxford recommend you hook directly to the battery.

They will shut down a few minutes after stopping the motor so no relay is required.


I have been using Oxfords for years and have never had a problem hooked directly to the battery.
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I hooked my oxford grips direct to the battery per the instructions. They are designed to shut off when sensing low battery voltage if you leave them on. Nothing wrong with hooking them up to switched power or using a relay though for a bit of peace of mind.
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post #8 of 14 Old 09-18-2018, 07:18 PM
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Looking for heated grips. Should I go Oxford or Suzuki? And if Oxford, which model?

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post #9 of 14 Old 09-18-2018, 08:16 PM
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I've had both and Oxford is far more warmer than OEM's.
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post #10 of 14 Old 09-18-2018, 08:28 PM
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I've had both and Oxford is far more warmer than OEM's.
Thanks! And there's no problem with the bar ends? I have Barkbusters installed.

I suppose you have had no trouble with them being water-resistant, too?

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