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post #1 of 13 Old 09-27-2004, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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stock wiring harness connector for heated grips

Hey there Strommers. The wiring diagram for a 2004 DL 1000 shows a two pin connector for the optional heated grips. The wire colors are supposed to be B/W and O/G. Before I pull off the tank to go looking, does anyone know just where this unused connector "lives"? I would like to use this connector to power a set of heated grip wraps. I assume the power to this connector is switched. If that is true then using this connector would preclude the need for a relay in the circuit. I am new to the V-Strom so I haven't done much poking around the harness or other bits yet.

Now if you need help navigating the innards of the Kaw Concours, just holler. I know most every bolt and wire by its first name. ;-)

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'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
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post #2 of 13 Old 09-28-2004, 12:34 PM
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Pull the right side (painted) panel of the bike and you may be able to get your hand in back of the radiator and reach the plug.

The horn uses the same plug connector as that for the heated grips. The parts fiche lists it as # 36852-06G00 WIRE, HORN LEAD - can be purchased from Ron Ayres for the very reasonable price of $6.80

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post #3 of 13 Old 09-28-2004, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Connection located!

Jack,

Thanks a million! I really appreciate your information. I will be certain to order up that wire/connector. Nothing like being able to plug into the stock harness without having to cut anything. Most excellent solution indeed.

I assume this power source is switched with the ignition. If you know any different and you wouldn't mind, give me a shout. Thanks very much!

Jeff

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'06 KLX 250S (more fun than people should be allowed to have)
'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
'72 CL-350 (on injured reserve list at this time)

I guess it's better to bend a valve in Missoula than to lose your mind in Bozeman.

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post #4 of 13 Old 09-28-2004, 01:21 PM
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Switched it is.

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post #5 of 13 Old 09-28-2004, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

Super! It couldn't get much easier 'n that!

Jeff

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'06 KLX 250S (more fun than people should be allowed to have)
'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
'72 CL-350 (on injured reserve list at this time)

I guess it's better to bend a valve in Missoula than to lose your mind in Bozeman.

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post #6 of 13 Old 09-28-2004, 02:34 PM
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Hi Jeff. I'd be curious to know what type of handgrips you are using, and how they work out for you once you've had a chance to try them for awhile. Thanks.

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post #7 of 13 Old 09-28-2004, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Heated Grip Wraps

Bob,
I would be happy to let you know what I think of these grip wraps after I have used them for a while. I will have plenty of chances to use them as it's starting to get pretty cold around these hills already.

They are the Oxford Hot Hands as described by Brendan in the Tech and Evaluation section here at Stromtrooper. He did a fine job of describing and photographing the product and installation process.

I think the installation would be better however, by connecting the power wire at the factory installed heated grip connector. Two advanctages in doing that. One, you're not having to add another set of connectors at the battery terminals, contributing to RNS (Rat's Nest Syndrome). Also the factory wire loom connector is switched so you can't leave the grips turned on and run down your battery by mistake.

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Jeff

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'06 KLX 250S (more fun than people should be allowed to have)
'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
'72 CL-350 (on injured reserve list at this time)

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post #8 of 13 Old 09-28-2004, 08:29 PM
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Right. I've also read some guys complain about heated grips they've purchased not heating the full grip etc., so I'm curious to hear how yours work. In fact, I think the complaint I remember was related to the Suzuki optional grips.

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post #9 of 13 Old 09-29-2004, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Just as soon as the Suzuki wire harness connector arrives at my dealer
I will plug everything and put some miles on the whole thing. My ZG-1000 has been equipped with the Kimpex heating elements under stock type grips for a number of years and they work great (inexpensive too).
They are a bit more work to install. The wraps look to be a very simple, quick install and they can easily be removed in warmer weather. Everything is a trade off! I will let you know how it works!


Jeff

'06 DL-1000
'06 KLX 250S (more fun than people should be allowed to have)
'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
'72 CL-350 (on injured reserve list at this time)

I guess it's better to bend a valve in Missoula than to lose your mind in Bozeman.

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post #10 of 13 Old 01-09-2005, 11:22 AM
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anyone here using the dual star heating elements? i am using them on my concours and they work very well and the heating effect is very evenly distributed. they are inexpensive too ($24), but you will need to buy a new set of grips to slide over them unless you can get the OEM grips off in one piece.

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