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post #1 of 17 Old 09-25-2014, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket heated grips.

This is probably answered somewhere here, but I'm not so hot when it comes to doing searches on message boards. I just bought some heated grips for '13 DL650. Of course the non-throttle side goes on easily. But, the throttle side has the throttle tube to deal with, which is normally no problem either, but Suzuki saw fit to put a proprietary throttle tube on there, with ridges at each end that fit into grooves of the stock grip. Of course, the aftermarket grip doesn't have those grooves, and it looks like it just won't work.
Does anyone know if there's a Suzuki throttle tube without those ridges that will work, or an aftermarket one? The grips are Koso brand, the same brand I put on my Versys with no problems.
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You can file or grind the ridges off.

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Cut the little flanges off at the inner and outer ends of the throttle tube (I used a hack saw, going around taking a little section off at a time). Then file or sand the ridges of. The heated grip will then slide on.
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Greywolf, I was considering that, but I got ambitious and looked in the Parts Unlimited catalog and they show Motion Pro offers a throttle tube for it, PU's part number 0632-0217. But I was hoping to hit the road Tuesday or Wednesday, so I may have to use your suggestion. Thanks, tho.

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I had the shop install my oxford heaters. It was very easy for me.
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post #6 of 17 Old 09-25-2014, 10:52 PM
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You can file or grind the ridges off.
That's what I had to do, to put on my Oxfords.

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I got out the Dremel tool and ground off the flanges at each end. The Oxfords went on without any problems then.

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I had this same question - thanks for asking it before me :-D !
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I'm in the process of installing a pair of Oxfords.

I ground the outer flange off with the Dremel but it looks like I will need to remove the throttle tube to grind off the larger inner flange.

I've never disconnected the throttle cables on this bike and it looks kind of tight. Can I just pop the cable ends out and it all go happily back together or are there any concerns there?

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