Installed Grip Warmers (Heat Demon / Moose Racing)
Used these on previous bike with satisfaction so decided to go for the same. They are made by a company called Symtec. On the shelves you can find them with brand names Moose Racing or Heat Demon. Most shops carry them or can get them easily. Mine are Moose Racing ones, Part #0631-0046. Retails for $60 USD
What I like is that they have 2 circuits and you just use the rocker switch to enable circuit #1 or both of them for more heat, there is no separate heat/current controller, so nothing bulky to worry about. Simple and efficient design.
Also you don’t replace the whole grips with this system, you just install the stick-on heats shields under the stock grips. Using a air compressor helped to remove the grips. Had a hard time removing the throttle side grip, started swearing and sweating until I realized there is a “lip” on that grip that slides into the throttle body! (photo 2). So you need to first work on de-engaging this lip before being able to remove the grip. Good to know…
Routing the 2 cables coming from the warmers was easy, the 2 rubber loops holding the current cables still had room to accommodate the new wires, and added 2-3 ties wrap just to secure everything. On the throttle side you need to keep enough slack so when you rotate the throttle you don't stretch or break the wire.
For the rocker switch I looked at the various options and ended up fixing it on the top black part of the headlight plastic cover. Drilled 13/16" hole as instructed and fits nicely. There was not much room for error thought!
For wiring I’ve made my own connector and hooked on the accessory port behind the headlight (you can find this port in the middle of the 2 connectors used for the indicators). I confirm it does turn off when you switch the ignition off.
Sub 10 °C these days, much appreciated upgrade 😊
End result pleasing to my eye, nothing in the way.
Sharing some photos for those getting into the project…