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Yellow Pig 01-27-2013 01:41 PM

Improved heated grip installation
 
Here is an idea I had for a better heated grip installation.

The goal was to have better heat output and have a heated grip that was removable in case any work required removing the handlebars.

STEP-1

Get a set of ODI locking grips and two sets of your favorite grips, plus a set of ATV grip heaters.

It's important that you get ATV heaters and not Moto heaters because the ATV version has the same size/type heating element on both sides, versus the Moto version that has a different element for the clutch and throttle side.



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STEP-2

Peel the existing grips off the ODI locking grips. This is a bit difficult to do, but the grips come off w/ a bit of effort:

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STEP-3

Install heating element on stripped ODI grip:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...s/P1000752.jpg

I like to use a bit of electrical tape over the element to fix it in place and to protect the wiring where it enters the heating element:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...s/P1000756.jpg


STEP-4

Install the two new throttle side grips over the two ODI locking grips. This takes a bit of effort on the clutch side since the locking grip has a wider section you have to work the grip over.

I heated my grips in very hot water to soften them up before installation.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...s/P1000754.jpg


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...s/P1000755.jpg



Simply slide the locking grips on the handlebars, tighten the allen head screws and you are set to go.
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Yellow Pig 01-27-2013 02:04 PM

The Symtec ATV grips consume a maximum of 40 Watts (20 Watts per Grip) @ 14 Volts: which ends up being around 36W on Hi and 18W on low.

preppypyro 01-27-2013 05:42 PM

Interesting, installing the heating pads this way might actually help the longevity of them as well!

Think Im gonna try this, I always have problems burning out those stick on type pads.

bomber60015 01-28-2013 09:10 AM

interesting approach -- thanks for posting.

btw, getting the old grip matgerial off may be easier if they get a night in the freezer, first . . . . . . . .

BigEasy 01-28-2013 04:40 PM

I like this idea:clap I'm guessing the clutch side heats similar to throttle side since you don't have the bar acting as a heat sink:ear

Splatman 01-30-2013 03:29 AM

Been doing this a similar way since 2008.. I first posted it here: Grip Heaters Get Really Hot or The Trouble With Grip Heaters ..

The links were no longer working so more recently re-posted it here: Grip Heater .. Great minds think alike eh.. Cheers.. :1drink


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