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post #1 of 11 Old 09-29-2006, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Weestrom heated grips install questions

Got my dual star grip warmers ordered and have my horn lead extension ready to be picked up. If I plug the horn lead into the Suzuki grip warmer plug-in around the radiator and then to the grips is that all I have to do? I'm ignorant when it comes to electrical stuff. I've searched some old posts and this seems right. Any input will be appreciated.Thanks--Brad
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You need aswitch or controller of course. Otherwise the grips will be hot whenever the ignition is on.

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The dual stars have the on-off low-high switch. Is that what you mean?
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-24-2006, 09:14 PM
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KIMPEX heated grips

Anybody have experience with Kimpex grip warmers?

1. where do you plug them in, is there and accessory plug in that is fused?
2. I see one problem is leaving the switch on by accident then forgetting to turn them off.
3. tricks on getting the grips off. the heater installed, and reinstalling the grips ? Do they need to be glued in place and if so what type glue do you use.

Main thing is DO THEY WORK ?


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the dual star warmers, what is their rating? and can the DL1000 keep up with the current draw.

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Re: KIMPEX heated grips

I just installed them under my grips and they work but the clutch side take a lot longer to heat up and does not seem to be quite as warm, but even on low they are pretty warm, hot is very hot.

I searched the forum and found lots of good advice. I used compressed air to remove the grips and it worked great. I used grip glue over the grips when I reinstalled the grips, although I really did not use much glue at all on the throttle side. I used a little lighter fluid to lube the grips to slide them on (maybe not the best choice).

I used the heated grip lead and a relay to power up a blue sea fuse box. The box powers up my grips and cruise control. When the key is off it turns off the box so nothing will be left on accidentally.

If I had to do it over again I might use the insulating tape someone mentioned on the clutch side to make it heat up quicker.

I will be riding on Friday a long way in cool temps so I should get to use them a lot.


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Anybody have experience with Kimpex grip warmers?

1. where do you plug them in, is there and accessory plug in that is fused?
2. I see one problem is leaving the switch on by accident then forgetting to turn them off.
3. tricks on getting the grips off. the heater installed, and reinstalling the grips ? Do they need to be glued in place and if so what type glue do you use.

Main thing is DO THEY WORK ?


thanks for the help

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Thanks JBH for the update.
some more questions for you guys:
-where did you mount the control switch? between tack and speedo or where?
where did you route the wire from the spindly/tiny 2 wire connector?
-Insulation tape sounds like a good idea, but what is it and where do you get it? I wonder how it would fit between the grips and bars since the grip/bar is already a very tight fit.
Last question is with the throtle at rest does the wire point directly back to the rider?

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