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post #1 of 14 Old 04-04-2012, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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OEM Heated Grips problem

I had the Suzuki heated grips installed on my '12 DL650. On the high setting I get a little heat in a narrow horizontal strip at the front of the left grip and basically nothing in the right grip. Are the OEM heated grips basically junk, or might I have defective grips or maybe instalation error? If an installation error is there something specific I should have the shop look at? I'm not a wizard with electrons and I'm not sure the shop mechanic is either.
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post #2 of 14 Old 04-04-2012, 08:39 AM
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the oem grip are known to not provide heat around the entire grip, but they do have heat on the portions you actually grip while riding, I haven't had problems with mine.

'12 did the dealer install them? I'd make an appointment to get it checked out should be a warranty item



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post #3 of 14 Old 03-30-2014, 02:03 AM
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Suzuki OEM grips on my 2012 Vstrom 650 are worthless too

I bought the Suzuki OEM heated grips, which were installed before I picked up my 2012 Vstrom 650. On high, the grips get just slightly warm. I bought my bike at the Suzuki dealer in Santa Fe New Mexico. They basically screwed up everything they touched and I will never have them work on my bike again. This makes me wonder if the OEM heated grips are garbage, or did the garbage dealership screw up the installation. Any advice appreciated.
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OEM heated grips are notoriously problematic. I don't know about your dealer.

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I bought the OEM heated grips when I bought the bike (for a pretty good discount). However, the dealer didn't want to install them so I did it myself and they work well. Sounds like your dealer messed up! Better go back and ask about it.....
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post #6 of 14 Old 03-31-2014, 12:49 AM
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It's bad grips, unless they rewired something, installing them is a no brainer, you plug it in to the oem plug that it fits into, not only is it extremely hard to mess up but I can't think of a way they could hook it to only partially work, it just wouldn't heat up at all.

With that said, my controller went out and after replacing it the left grip was only warm right at the edge, replaced the grip and it works Fine. From what I read when diagnosing mine, the oem grips are known for problems.

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I've got 10 year old Oxfords on my Wee and those suckers work great...if you can't get the dealer to rectify the stock grip problem.
The Oxfords are far better than any of the factory heated grips I've had on my Beemers.
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post #8 of 14 Old 08-29-2014, 11:21 AM
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I have OEM grips now, installed by previous owner. If I want to put the Oxfords on the bike, can I still use all the OEM electrical (switch, wiring, etc.) and just mate the new grips with the existing electrical system?

Would be cleaner and easier, unless the switch shows problems also....

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Likely all the connectors would be different between Oxford and stockers. The Oxford controller is made for that product and easy to install. Oxford is cheap too. Under $100. Get a set and be happy.
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Oxford heated grips

After reading this post, I have just ordered a set of Oxford heated grips.
Happy about the price and a third of the price for OEM! Thanks to all!!
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