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post #1 of 8 Old 01-23-2007, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Another heated grip Q (yes I did a search first)

Sorry if this is an old topic but I couldn't find the answer when I searched under "Heated Grips".

I've heard a lot of people use a little wire that's found at the front of the bike to run power to their grips, but does that wire have its own relay or do you run a relay *from* that point to the grips?

A better explaination: Since heated grips tend to produce a lot of heat/resistance, it's a good idea to install a relay to protect the switch and the bike's electrical system. When I installed aftermarket grips on my '05KLR 650 I plugged the relay into the existing wire (called the "city light wire") and then on to the switch and grips.

My question is, do you need to install a relay or is a relay already wired into the sytem *before* it reaches the point at which you plug the grips into it?
And/or if I run the OEM ($$$) heated grips do they have a built-in relay in them that negates the need for a separate relay?

Was that clear enough?

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The factory connector is connected in parallel with the front brake light circuit before the switch. There is no relay in the circuit. My Symtec grip heaters draw less than 3 amps for the pair on high so there is really no need for one.

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That connector is, after all, designed and placed to feed Suzuki's heated grips.

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I use a separate relay and use the OEM grip heater wire to pull my relay in, the wire should work just fine by itself.

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Ah haaa..

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That connector is, after all, designed and placed to feed Suzuki's heated grips.
That I did not know... Thanks for the tip.

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Can anyone tell me the easiest way to find the wire to hook up the power wire for the symtec heated grips? i was going to run another lead from the battery but having it turned off when the ignition is off would be better i think
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The horn lead which will plug into the stock heated grips connector is part number 36852-06G00. Do a search on that number and you'll get lots of posts on finding and using the connector behind the radiator.

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thanks Pat. i'll do that.

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