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post #1 of 35 Old 01-10-2007, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone install OEM Heated grips?

I am concerned about the throttle cable and what is this "absorbent of grease?

I have reservations about digging into this but I really need to...

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Throttle cables should not be greased. They are teflon coated and should not be lubed. The grips are not heated all around and are not sturdy. Do a search on heated grips for better choices.

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I quite like the OEM heated grips, despite what greywolf says. I find them sturdy, and haven't noticed that they "are not heated all around." No hot grip is going to heat your knuckles, anyway.

They're as hot as you'll want. Cranked up, they burn your palms.

Don't worry about the "absorbent of grease" - someone at Suzuki isn't a good translator.

Use brake-clean.

You won't have any problems with the throttle cables. Just put them back they way you found them.

And make sure you route the throttle side's power cable where it won't hang up on anything. Leave some slack for when you want to open it wide.

Search the forum. There's lots of info about the heated grips, especially on where and how to best hook up the electrical.

It's all very simple, really.

Really.

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I have no choice...

I really have no choice about the grips, they were my anaversary present from my wife. They are going on.
I appreciate the tip on the throttle cable. I tend to find the end of the cable often enough
I wuill try to find the other threads... I remember soem informative posts on the old board but I can't find them here. Maybe they didn't survive the transfer.. bummer.

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I quite like the OEM heated grips, despite what greywolf says. I find them sturdy, and haven't noticed that they "are not heated all around." No hot grip is going to heat your knuckles, anyway.

They're as hot as you'll want. Cranked up, they burn your palms.

Don't worry about the "absorbent of grease" - someone at Suzuki isn't a good translator.

Use brake-clean.

You won't have any problems with the throttle cables. Just put them back they way you found them.

And make sure you route the throttle side's power cable where it won't hang up on anything. Leave some slack for when you want to open it wide.

Search the forum. There's lots of info about the heated grips, especially on where and how to best hook up the electrical.

It's all very simple, really.

Really.

Enjoy.

I could not have said it better. If its not under 45F the grips burn my hands not just my palms. I feel heat all the way around. Install is straight forward, I had no trouble with the throttle cables. Go and install them man they make a huge difference in comfort.
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OK, so I have seen that some guys have done this in as little as 20 minutes. My main concern is in getting the old grips off and gettng the new ones on right. I am not worried about the wiring.
The instructions offer nothing on getting the old ones off.
Any advice?
I would like to get this done before my next mid to low 30 degree commute...

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Use a long, thin screwdriver blade to get into the glue joint then run the blade around. The glue bond is like rubber cement and it breaks easily.

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I found that an Xacto knife was the secret to removing the old grips. Just slice and remove. You have new grips already, so just cut those puppies off. Also I found that if you use a little hair spray (I know sounds wierd, huh?) on the inside of the grips they will slide right on without any pushing, shoving, air hose using nonsense.
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Use a long, thin screwdriver blade to get into the glue joint then run the blade around. The glue bond is like rubber cement and it breaks easily.
Do what greywolf said, and to make it real easy just slide the thin screwdriver all the way under the grip and squirt a little WD40 under it and then run the screwdriver around and the grip will fly off. Another little trick if your putting the old grip back on is to squirt just a touch of WD40 inside the grip and slide it back on and after it sets overnight the glue will rebond.

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Are you guys re-gluing the new grips on with new grip-glue?

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