heated Grips Switch Mounting to GS

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Samy, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Samy

    Samy Samy

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    Hi All,

    Bought a switch for my bike (R80 GS Basic 1996) to connect heated grips.

    Switch and heated grips are BMW made.

    The problem is there is no place to mount the switch on the dashboard.
    I have to mount the switch on the handlebar.
    When we look at the handlebar, it is barely seen that I need a bracket or similar thing to mount/connect this switch.

    Could Anybody help me with this bracket thing ?

    Thank you



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  2. Prutser

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  3. Errhead

    Errhead Low Miles!

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    That's the switch that drops into the dash of the 1990-on GSPD version. There is another BMW switch for the non-PD that is integrated into a handlebar mount. That nacelle is very cramped as you have noticed. I managed to fit a toggle switch into mine in about the only spot it would fit. Problem is that the location sucks and it is very hard to use with gloves.
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  4. chasbmw

    chasbmw Long timer

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    If you lost one of the warning lights could that be the right size for the switch?

    Otherwise symtec make a very neat round 3 way rocker switch. On my 90/6 it has been squeezed in between the main binnacle and the LH instrument pod (the same that you have). It's fairly neat but a bit ark ward to use with heavy gloves.

    The Symtec heated grip pads seem to work very well and put out a good amount of heat. Easy enough to fit and reliable to date.

    That's a very neat tacho, is that a BMW part?
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  5. Samy

    Samy Samy

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    yes it is an original BMW part
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  6. Mugwest

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    Samy, in that picture the BMW heated grip switch is already mounted on the bars:

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    this is the factory heated grip switch for all round-headlight G/S and GS (85?-up)


    It is Item # 2 in the fiche for the retrofit kit:
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    part # 61 31 1 244 494

    The flat rocker connector you have is for the roo-bar fairing GS's, both GS-PD models and the 100GS with the same fairing dashboard. I think that switch also fits 11xxGS (looks identical)

    I like the solution that Prutser shows with that F650 mini-panel between the bar risers


    The Symtec kits are very good quality, but if you ride in rain/mud/sand/dust very much the switches crap out quickly as they are not sealed
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  7. BeardThrone

    BeardThrone ...in bat country.

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    What he said.
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  8. BeardThrone

    BeardThrone ...in bat country.

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    Samy,

    Here are all the parts you need. I assume that you have the grips and what looks to be the correct switch but what you might be missing is the harness for the grips(part #3 in the diagram above). I took a picture of all the parts you need and the numbers correspond to the part numbers in the diagram:
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    Part 3(the grip harness) is from a R100GS here is a picture of the part tag:


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    I hope this helps.

    BT
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  9. Global Rider

    Global Rider Alps Adventurer

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    It is the switch pad I'd like to use but I need to get dimensions L1 and L2 before ordering one to see if it matches up with the handlebar mounting locations used on my R100 GS.

    Incredibly with all the various BMWs in my local club, they were unable to help.

    Attached Files:

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  10. Prutser

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    I mounted one on a R100GS. It doesn't fit perfect but it works.
    If you file the holes a little bit you can get it mounted. Only when someone takes a real good look they will see the bolts are not centered.

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  11. Global Rider

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    I stopped by my dealer for an oil filter and while there, I came across a used F650 with a switch pad installed, so I took some measurements. Measurements were taken from the center of one fastener to the center of the other.

    F650: L1 = 84.5 mm ± 0.5mm, L2 = 35.0 mm ± 0.5 mm

    R100 GS: L1 = 81.0 mm ± 0.5mm, L2 = 33.0 mm ± 0.5 mm
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  12. ianboydsnr

    ianboydsnr Been here awhile

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    Just put a waterproof mini toggle switch, with on off on connection on the back,

    Wiring is easy, power to the centre, then full power to the grips then to earth, Just fit and connect a 6 ohm resistor for the half heat, then connect to the grips :evil
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  13. Global Rider

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    I might just use a PWM module.
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