Heated Grip Switch for my R100 GS

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Samy, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Samy

    Samy Samy

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    Hi folks,

    Bought one set of "heated grips" from A&S Motorcycle Parts for my R100 GS but without switch as switch is out of stick.

    Where can I buy an on/off switch for my heated grips? I prefer to have it with Low/High/Off positions.

    Any info is highly appreciated.

    Cheers
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  2. batoutoflahonda

    batoutoflahonda Long timer

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    If it's one of those rocker switches try Eastern Beaver. Scroll down to the contura switches.

    http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Elec__Products/Switches/switches.html

    Or, Moto-bins:

    http://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=R%20Series%202%20valve%20Twin

    Electrics+Accessory switches

    Pricy things they are. Or a toggle switch for 9 bucks. Not sure on your set up. But I thought the High/low was a function of some sort of electrical ballast or resistor? If so, any single pole, double throw (SPDT) switch will work. (As long the the load rating for the switch is good)
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  3. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    What year GS? there is an handle-bar mounted version for the earlier and a dash mounted for the later.

    if the grips are stock (BMW) buy the BMW part or you will have to "customize" both the wiring and the mount.

    Later: '91 and later

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    Earlier up to '90

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  4. BeardThrone

    BeardThrone ...in bat country.

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    Hello,

    I have a rocker switch that mounts on the R100GS dash panel that came with a grip set I got from Germany (part #61 31 1 459 234 in Solo Lobo's post). I am waiting on a new switch for my R80G/S that should come this next week. If the new switch mates with my harness then I won't need the rocker switch. It has High/Off/Low positions. I don't know what shipping to Turkey is going to cost but I would be willing to sell it to you.

    BT

    Pic of the part[​IMG]
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  5. Samy

    Samy Samy

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    My Bike is 1996 R80 GS Basic...

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  6. Samy

    Samy Samy

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    Hi,
    My Bike is 1996 R80Gs Basic and I don't know if this switch will fit well on to my bike! May be a switch which mounts on handlebar can be better ?

    Don't know where can I mount this switch on dash panel. I don't have any experience with this...

    Can you please give more info, however it looks good...
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  7. batoutoflahonda

    batoutoflahonda Long timer

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    So the BMW handle bar switch:

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    Part No.85300
    BMW Part No.
    61 31 1 243 265

    This is from Moto-bins

    From the the US, Max''s BMW item 2, click on steering on the top of the page:

    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51623&rnd=08102012

    Note there is a three position switch and two position switch. Guessing you want the three position. The Moto-bins, by part number, is a two position switch.

    Part number for the three position switch
    :
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    </td><td style="width: 85px; border-left: solid 1px #ddd; border-bottom: solid 1px #ccc; font-weight: bold;" align="left"> 61 31 1 244 494</td><td style="width: 235px; border-left: solid 1px #ddd; border-bottom: solid 1px #ccc; font-family: Arial Narrow;" align="left"> ADDITIONAL SWITCH (from 09/84)</td></tr></tbody></table>


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  8. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie Custom fabricated dual sport accessories

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    Make sure you zip tie the wires where they come off the switch to something solid. I had a GS in the shop a while back with no power to the grips. The wires were not zip tied off and the miles of vibration overworked the copper wires at the switch. The wires were just hanging loose behind the fairing. 2HE
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  9. BeardThrone

    BeardThrone ...in bat country.

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    Don't get this one. It's an on/off and some weird interrupt button and the connector will not fit your wiring harness. Made the mistake of getting this one first. The 494 batoutoflahonda mentioned I have coming in the mail and should work. I'll post a picture when I get it.

    BT
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  10. BeardThrone

    BeardThrone ...in bat country.

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    This is the part you need. Thanks to Solo Lobo for tearing into his bike to help me out with this!

    Everything that comes in the box from BMW with the part number on the top left of the box.
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    Close up of the switch and the plug to the harness.
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    Hope this helps you out Samy!

    BT
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