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.
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.
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:
Install heating element on stripped ODI grip:
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:
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.
Simply slide the locking grips on the handlebars, tighten the allen head screws and you are set to go.
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.
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.
interesting approach -- thanks for posting.
btw, getting the old grip matgerial off may be easier if they get a night in the freezer, first . . . . . . . .
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
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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