Who has installed heated grips?

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Who has installed heated grips?

Postby MacaveliMC » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:42 pm

Thinking about installing the OEM heated grips on my 2014, has anyone done it? Can you describe how to do it? Did you have to do any drilling?

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Re: Who has installed heated grips?

Postby xtremewlr » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:34 pm

Plug and play, no drilling required. The plugs are behind the headlight so you will have to lower that down out of the way and feed the wires thru but it's a very easy installation. Well worth it to me as I ride year round and the heated grips work great IMO.

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Re: Who has installed heated grips?

Postby Galleta » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:25 am

Yep, ditto that. Even nice to flick them on just a slightly chilly day.
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Re: Who has installed heated grips?

Postby MacaveliMC » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:29 pm

Are the plugs actually stuffed into the headlight housing? I installed the Cyclops LED light in there, and it was a pain to get it all closed back up with how tight it was lol but maybe I'll have to open it up again. Don't remember any unplugged harness connectors tho...

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Re: Who has installed heated grips?

Postby REDTALE2000 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:21 pm

They're in there...
Also, IIRC, you don't have to drill if you don't mind a little sloppiness on the left grip. There are two mounting screw holes on the grip but my bars had only one hole in the handlebar. The grip will move around slightly with only one screw but it won't fall off. YMMV
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Re: Who has installed heated grips?

Postby yohammer » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:43 pm

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Re: Who has installed heated grips?

Postby MacaveliMC » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:48 pm

yohammer wrote:Image


Is that a 1290? Looks completely different than my bike....

Anyway, I successfully installed the heated grips yesterday! Most difficult part was getting the left grip off....it was like the grip had either melted or been glued on up near the controls. Had to tear it a bit to get it off, then scrape some material off with a razor blade. Also had to loosen the control housing and move it a bit to get the new grip far enough on to line up with the bottom hole. Didn't bother with a top hole, I think one will be enough. Seems pretty solid. Hope this info helps the next person who is looking to do this.

Also, if you do take the screws out of the controls housing, when you put it back on make sure not to tighten the screw near the front of the housing, next to the brights button too much. I tightened it up, and my brights button would no longer spring back for flash passing. So I had to loosen the screw quite a bit to get it to work again.

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Re: Who has installed heated grips?

Postby yohammer » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:29 pm

2015 1290 SD,I took the white plug off because I installed the coolride heat grips

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Re: Who has installed heated grips?

Postby arg » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:55 am

yohammer wrote:2015 1290 SD,I took the white plug off because I installed the coolride heat grips


So did you connect a pair of non KTM grips to the 1290s wiring so they are controlled from the menu? If so, did you wire them in series or parallel?

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Re: Who has installed heated grips?

Postby yohammer » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:25 pm

Installed them parallel. Two red together two black together and than to the KTM heat grips wiring


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