Originally Posted by STROMETTE
Anyone know if a mechanical moron can install these things??
I was concerned about the difficulty of installation as well. After researching this, I don't think it's too hard. Here are installation instructions and a wiring diagram from the HeatTroller website: http://warmnsafe.com/heattroller_han...m_hotgrips.php
Look at the bottom wiring diagram. If you connect to the OEM Heated Grips plug located behing the radiator, you can ignore the Relay and Fuse (because that power source is already switched and fused - electrical gurus feel free to chime in if I'm wrong on that one) . Connect to the OEM plug using a Horn Lead (OEM part #36852-06G00), available here for $15 delivered: http://www.ronayers.com/browseparts.cfm
If you wire it this way, you have:
RED Wire - to the OEM Heated Grips plug using the Horn Lead
BLACK Wire (ground) - to the (-) terminal on the battery
WHITE Wire - to Grips
BLUE Wire - from Grips back to HeatTroller
Not too hard. One other thing to consider is that you should solder any electrical connections, but again, that is something someone with (below?) average mechanical ability can do. Finally, here are the installation instructions from the HotGrips website: http://hotgrips.com/moto-inst.html
Any of you resident electrical gurus feel free to chime in here - especially if I'm wrong on any of this. I won't be offended.