Heated Grips


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Heated Grips

Post by agedbikeman » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:35 pm



I have just fitted heated grips to my 95 1500 aspencade, two things, I noticed the ends of the handlebars are blocked does anyone know why and how deep is the blockage, was hoping to fit plastic hand guards so that if you take your hand off the bar for some reason the grip doesn't go cold as the wind rushes past, I've done this on other bikes and it works a treat.

Also I would like the grip heaters only to work when the engine is running, like OEM grips on other bikes I've had, the easiest way I could see from the schematic was to use a relay with the coil in parallel with the oil light so that when the oil light goes out the relay turns off and the heaters connect through the normally closed pins of the DPDT relay, the oil light switch can afford the 100ma of the relay coil as the bulb is LED. The grips of course get their current from a fused line from the battery

Unless anyone has a better idea!!!



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Re: Heated Grips

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:30 pm

You can drill and tap the ends of the handlebars, and then thread a screw into them.

That's exactly how the Perfect Ride handguards are installed - you can see them here: Perfect Ride Handguards. It sounds like those would be exactly what you're looking for.

Connecting a relay to the oil pressure switch and using it to switch the power is perfectly fine and will do what you are looking to accomplish - I did exactly this on my GL1500 when I had HIDs installed, to prevent the lights from powering up before the engine started.

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Re: Heated Grips

Post by agedbikeman » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:57 pm

Thanks for your input, I thought someone else must have done this.
I bought large handguards but the levers are too long, is it possible to fit shorter levers, mine are original and showing their age.

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