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post #1 of 7 Old 02-22-2019, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Heated Grips - How did you route the wire?

I'm installing Oxford Heated grips on my '13 DL650. The bike has Suzuki's factory plastic handguards.

How did you route the power cable for the throttle side so that it does not jam the throttle against the handguard? I'm assuming the best routing will be with the throttle cables, but what is the starting point (throttle closed)? All of my trials seem to have the cable jamming against the plastic guard if I leave enough slack not to restrict opening the throttle.

To make descriptions easier, imagine a clock face on the end of the handlebar looking toward the master cylinder. Were the wire to exit the grip horizontally pointing forward, that would be 3 o'clock. And so on....
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-22-2019, 03:58 PM
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I'm just getting ready to install them on my '07 Wee, but see if this helps.


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We would all love to hide the wires but it is just not possible.

On my V2 I have it so the wire rests on top of the handguard (bark buster) in the closed position, that way it is free to rotate as required.

Give yourself enough slack to reach wide open throttle (WOT), cable tie to the throttle cables but don't have your first tie too close to the throttle tube, about 5" to 8" down works, this gives the wire more freedom to move.

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I have a friend with a '13 Wee2 with those grips. The wire is located top dead center when closed and it works. I have those grips on my '09 Vee and I have the wire bottom dead center and it also works. Both have factory barkbusters.

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I played with several positions when I installed mine. Settled on the cable at the 7-8'ish o'clock. Works great, doesn't jam anything and easily routes with a couple of "loose" zip ties. You don't want to tie the cable down tight, at least the first couple ties... it needs to move.



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post #6 of 7 Old 03-31-2019, 08:50 PM
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Oh, and I LOVE these heated grips... -4 degrees out and at 100%, hands are toasty warm, even hot at times.

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I have grip heaters on all my bikes, and the wire is routed along the bottom side of the bar, sort of arced underneath the switch pod, then enters the grip at about the 7:00 position. Never had an issue or a snag this way.

So basically, the wire is secured with a Ty-Rap to underside the bar on the other side of the switch pod, then there's an arc or loop crossing under the switch pod to accommodate rotation.

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