Improved heated grip installation

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Yellow Pig, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    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:

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    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:

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    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.

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    Simply slide the locking grips on the handlebars, tighten the allen head screws and you are set to go.
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  2. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    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.
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  3. preppypyro

    preppypyro Been here awhile

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    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.
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  4. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    interesting approach -- thanks for posting.

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

    BigEasy Long timer

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    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
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  6. Splatman

    Splatman ADVrider wannabe

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  7. KarmaSect

    KarmaSect The Dude Abides

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    Yellow Pig, you told me about this down at your So Cal Rally ride. Its the hot tip (pun intended). Clutch side is now toasty warm like the throttle, and I can slip the entire assembly off easily for maintenance.

    Mark.
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