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post #1 of 5 Old 03-23-2007, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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OEM heated grips - are mine installed right?

My heated grips are installed so that, on the throttle side, the wire sticks straight up from the front side of the grip, loops over the kill switch, then down to the bar from which point everything is fine. I asked Aurora Suzuki whether they couldn't be repositioned and they said no. I thought if you just rotated the grip 180 degrees so the wire dropped down at the back, instead of up at the front, everything would look much more tidy. But they said there was only one way it went together.

I started thinking - maybe the spool that hooks onto the throttle cables has two holes at around 180 degrees from each other, so why couldn't it just spin around, swap cables in holes, and be all good.

I can't help thinking they're wrong and the wire is supposed to drop off the back. Am I right or are they?

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-23-2007, 07:12 AM
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I think they're right

I put my oem grips on myself and it looked like the only way they would go due to the cable end positions inside the throttle grip housing. I would be interested if anyone else has a different opinion since it does look a little untidy this way.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-23-2007, 09:40 AM
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The grips are not heated all the way around. They are probably set up for one position to get the heat in the right place.

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post #4 of 5 Old 03-23-2007, 10:38 AM
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A picture of what you mean would help, but I think that's the only way you can install them.

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post #5 of 5 Old 03-23-2007, 02:10 PM
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Yup, that's how mine are set up - wire up and over.

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