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post #1 of 24 Old 04-24-2007, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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I have heated grips!

It worked! I just finished installing dual star grip heaters.I used the horn lead connector from Suzuki[which I was able to connect from the right side of the bike without removing anything]and I re-used the factory grips.The clutch side feels slightly fatter than the throttle side now,because I put the insulator heat shrink tube on first as recommended by dual star because I have pro-taper aluminum bars and he said they would dissipate the heat too fast and the clutch side would feel cold without it. I started the bike and let them warm up and they seem to heat evenly on both sides,I only ran it for a few minutes on hi but so far so good.
If anyone is nervous about doing this mod,or is thinking of paying big $ to have some fancy grips installed by a dealer,DONíT it is very easy to do yourself,just follow the instructions and take your time. The install took me bout 2 hours.
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post #2 of 24 Old 04-24-2007, 04:01 PM
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Congrats on the successful install.

Now go fill out your profile so we know where you are and if the heated grips are justifiable. Also, add a sig line so we know what you ride.

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There,I hope living in Mn.and getting nearly 3000 miles on since last fall makes my bike worthy of heated grips.[I do feel pretty stupid for not putting them on months ago].

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post #4 of 24 Old 04-24-2007, 11:53 PM
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The address is Minnesota - that should qualify for heated grips. I think Minnesota gets colder than most of Alaska (it is too close to the ocean) and it is about as close to Canada as you can get.

Heck, I have, and use, and need, heated grips here in SoCal because I am an old wimp that rides in the dark, early mornings every day.

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I have the same setup. I find that the clutch side doesn't warm up as well as the throttle. I have Renthal bars with the heat shrink tubing as well. I kinda like the fatter grip on the left side. I used to have a problem with the grip moving on the bare bar. I guess the Renthals are smaller diameter than the stock ones.

You said you used the horn lead. Is this is a plug you can buy that will fit into the heated grip connector on the bike? If so I wasn't aware of this. I went medieval with my hookup and spliced into the heated grip wires behind the connector.

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post #6 of 24 Old 04-25-2007, 08:51 AM
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I'd say MN is heated grip territory. Now, SoCal?? That is a different story!

I wasn't giving the man (I assume the person posting is a man) grief, just suggesting he add some details to his profile so we know when he posts in the future. Should be part of the requirements to get a username here. IMHO.

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Heavy, have you noticed your profile. Ontario is a pretty big location to come from. Haven't picked on you for a while so today is the day. lol.

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You said you used the horn lead. Is this is a plug you can buy that will fit into the heated grip connector on the bike?
Yes. The Suzuki part number is 36852-06G00

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Heavy, have you noticed your profile. Ontario is a pretty big location to come from. Haven't picked on you for a while so today is the day. lol.
Funny you hit on that. I was meaning to be a little more specific with my description but didn't get around to it.

Why, maybe I'll do it right now....

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Yes. The Suzuki part number is 36852-06G00
I wish I had known about that a week ago. Oh well, thanks for the info.

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