KTM heated grips - how to control..?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Pepperjack, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. DirtJack

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    I've just installed the KTM grips on my 690 and 990. Both bikes have G2 throttle tubes, so the right side was hard to install. I've had the 690 set turn off once or twice. Not sure what is causing that, but it's not low voltage (both bikes have Signal Dynamics volt meters). Overall, they seem to work well for me.
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  2. ktm950se

    ktm950se Banned

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    HotGrips with Warm-N-Safe controller is the only way to go.


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  3. Meersen

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    Had KTM grips put on by dealer this week--all lights worked-- I assumed all ok I turned it off since it was 85 degrees--Tucson-- rode up to Silver City this week in am turned on heaters-- lights on no heat-- called dealer and they would call me when new grips are in and will replace.:eek1
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  4. Gila Monster

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    I recently installed a set of $20 under grip heaters I got from Rocky Mountain ATV on my 990 ADV. They have a simple hi/lo toggle switch. I wrapped electrical tape under each to insulate them from the metal bar on the left and G2 throttle tube on the right. On top I put a pair of regular moto grips. Everything went on perfectly ( isopropyl alcohol as a lubricant) and the heaters work perfectly. So far I have ridden in temps around 30F with comfort in my regular gloves. I'm pretty happy with the whole process especially the price. I spent a lot of time researching grip heaters and finally decided to just go cheap and see what happens. So far so good.
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  5. Shov3BR

    Shov3BR Tinkerer

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    Yup, Warm-N-Safe Heat-troller was the way to go for me.:clap
    KTM Hard parts switch was replaced with the Heat-troller installed to the right of the speedo (red arrow).

    The Heat-troller wires are way too long for the 990 install and crowd the rear dash area so I shortened them a bunch. Lots of small wires = lots of soldering!

    Also, that infernal blinking red LED was buried behind the dash where it couldn't be seen. Why anyone would put a blinking red LED on anything that didn't indicate and emergency is beyond me.

    The controller wouldn't fit to the left of the speedo so I have to reach across to adjust the heat but it's not bad.

    [​IMG]
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  6. Deepc

    Deepc Been here awhile

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    I just picked up a pair from black dog cycle works. They are under $40, an easy install, and you can use any grip you like. I prefer old school foam.
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  7. Pops of the desert

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    anyone using heated grip with a throttle stop. Looking to purchase both.
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  8. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Gnarly!

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    I put heated grips on my 950 and used KTM 950 Hall of Wisdom as a guide. I used the 3 way toggle and hooked it to a fuse block. (Same one on KTM HOW) It's a great set-up. I also have an aux plug and powered GPS mount. The AUX is constant on and everything else is key off.
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  10. DirtJack

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    I have the KTM heated grips on my 690 and 990. Each bike also has Kaoko speed control. I had to trim a little off the right grip because of the way the Kaoko interacts with the HDB hand guards (threaded inserts in the bar ends require that the Kaoko be modified so that it is tightened against the bar end and the usual spacer can't be used). The end result works as designed.
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  11. mike650gs

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    Just installed the grips and the left grip stopped working halfway through the installation (no resistance - must be a broke connection inside) - these are more fragile than I imagined.

    I see a couple of you have had problems with the right grip. If any of you have the working left grip sitting around i'd be happy to work something out.
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  12. DirtJack

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    These units retain the setting (one light, two lights, ...) between uses. So if all four are flashing when you turn it on, just press the button once to return to 1 light. Speaking of choosing a setting, I find the lights almost impossible to see in daylight which makes choosing a setting difficult.
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    garet55947 Been here awhile

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    Posted by a douche bag seller!
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  14. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    I have the KTM heated grips on a 990 Dakar. I love them, fantastic, most of the time they just need to be on the first or second setting, I only tend to use the 3rd and 4th setting when the temp drops below freezing. I have used them down to -6ºC (20ºF) and have still been comfortable with a relatively light glove.

    These are the duck nuts IMHO.
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  15. PopQuiz

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    Same grips and same personality, I think they do give a burst of high heat initially then cool off to the desired setting. I also have them turn off on their own occasionally....otherwise they work great. :huh
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  16. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Put the KTM hg's on my 690E and they worked great...but only for the first thousand miles. Now all I get is the 4 flashing LED's.

    :cry
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  17. roamtheglobe

    roamtheglobe Been here awhile

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    I just put a set on my 950 SE. They didn't work at first, just 4 lights flashed and I could only turn them on and off...
    Took them apart and realized I hadn't separated the the double wires running from the grips to the red and black plug in. The directions aren't great if you've had a couple of beers...
    Work fine now.:clap
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  18. ciedema

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    I now have 43k miles on my 990 heated grips work fine.

    Sent from my GT-I9305T using Tapatalk 2
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  19. Dark_flame221

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    given the fact that you open it, can you you tell if i can cut it like half an inch ? it look like so in the picture but not that sure...
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  20. ADVill

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    Or do what I do, reach down by the shrouds and warm the hands up... well, it works for the left hand anyway(no cruise control on throttle). Actually there is more air flow on the right side because the fan restricts flow on the left...hmmm.
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