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Hi all, just installed heated grips and phone mount to us with maps while away.
Grips works superb and can highly recommend mod as is easy and really help you enjoy cold weather riding. Thinking of getting sw motech hand guards to help with wind chill, that setup should be sufficient for any winter riding.
Picture below, had to resize as was to big to upload
 

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Cool .... or should I say Hot... Looks good but since I am in SoCal I don't think I would get much use out of heated hand grips. The Guards on the other hand I will be looking at when I get my GS to protect the levels from damage while off road riding. I think I am going to turn some Sliders and Guards for the GS as well once I get it.
 

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Wait, I don't see the cellphone holder. But the heated grips look great and you can choose the temperature setting I assume?
 

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Hi all, just installed heated grips and phone mount to us with maps while away.
Grips works superb and can highly recommend mod as is easy and really help you enjoy cold weather riding. Thinking of getting sw motech hand guards to help with wind chill, that setup should be sufficient for any winter riding.
Picture below, had to resize as was to big to upload
Looking at the photo, it looks like the heated grip switch will hit the right side tank cover on full lock. It would fail the MOT in the UK.
I have a spare kit the same as that and will fit it soon - where did you connect the live lead or did you connect both leads straight to the battery?
 

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Yes you can control temperature and it get close to tank but wont touch so all good with MOT.
As to phone mount its on the left hand side by the indicators switch(black square thing) used it already and well worth having.:wink2:
 

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Yes I did, zip tied cables to original loom, fed it under the fuel tank(right hand site as you sit on your bike) and straight to battery. There is an opening in battery box so all kept original and tidy.
 

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There must an electric socket somewhere near the front of the bike where the BMW heated grip power lead goes to. Does anyone know where it is and what colour leads they are? Better than connecting direct to the battery as it will switch off the heated grips when the ignition is switched off.
 

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There must an electric socket somewhere near the front of the bike where the BMW heated grip power lead goes to. Does anyone know where it is and what colour leads they are? Better than connecting direct to the battery as it will switch off the heated grips when the ignition is switched off.
Interested in knowing also. Weather is getting cold and I usually ride until it snows... Digging in the service manual I couldn't find the routing for such cable, neither any information for installing the heated grips. All I discovered is that FUSE#2 is handling heated grips.

Also it seems the OEM heated grips are not available from BMW yet ? I would like to compare OEM vs aftermarket offerings.

As for connecting directly to the battery, the Oxford kit seems to have a fuse of its own, and also a shut-off mechanism if battery hits a certain voltage threshold, so at least you don't end up with a completely drained battery in case you leave the grip power to ON....
 

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Interested in knowing also. Weather is getting cold and I usually ride until it snows... Digging in the service manual I couldn't find the routing for such cable, neither any information for installing the heated grips. All I discovered is that FUSE#2 is handling heated grips.

Also it seems the OEM heated grips are not available from BMW yet ? I would like to compare OEM vs aftermarket offerings.

As for connecting directly to the battery, the Oxford kit seems to have a fuse of its own, and also a shut-off mechanism if battery hits a certain voltage threshold, so at least you don't end up with a completely drained battery in case you leave the grip power to ON....
I mounted heated grips last week. Its a empy socket
In the middle of the contacts of the indicator lights,behind/over the headlight.
I expect it to be used for heated grips.
 

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Interested in knowing also. Weather is getting cold and I usually ride until it snows... Digging in the service manual I couldn't find the routing for such cable, neither any information for installing the heated grips. All I discovered is that FUSE#2 is handling heated grips.

Also it seems the OEM heated grips are not available from BMW yet ? I would like to compare OEM vs aftermarket offerings.

As for connecting directly to the battery, the Oxford kit seems to have a fuse of its own, and also a shut-off mechanism if battery hits a certain voltage threshold, so at least you don't end up with a completely drained battery in case you leave the grip power to ON....
As a driver that has had his car battery drained a couple dozen of times due to electrical gadgets, like the radio on, this is life saving.
 

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I mounted heated grips last week. Its a empy socket
In the middle of the contacts of the indicator lights,behind/over the headlight.
I expect it to be used for heated grips.
Oh great, thanks for letting us know about this socket.
What brand/model of heated grips did you install ?
 

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I dont know the name, but they was cheap :p
Varmehåndtak - MC-tilbehør - Biltema
Well, if that works, $30 is a good deal for sure!
I suppose the connector was not plug and play however? you had to splice the cable from the bike's socket or you somehow figured a connector that could fit the bike ?
I guess I should take a look behind my headlight to see what it looks like.
 

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I found the socket but when I tested it with a meter for power, I couldn't get a voltage reading at all - I tested each connection to each other and then both to earth but still had no luck ( I did the tests with the ignition on). I think it must be for the BMW heated grips but, not being great with electrics, I gave up. It's not the fuse as that fuse also covers the speedo housing as well, which works OK.
 

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There is a spare plug behind front left side fairing(not the coolant reservoir side). Most likely there is 12v switched on with ignition, and the earth cable. Connector is blanked off to prevent water ingress.
In my case I'll leave it for usb charger in needed in the future.
Hope that helps
 

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I would have put the controller under the seat, it seems a bit chunky on the handle bar.
It is a lot easier to adjust when on the handlebars and would be very awkward to use when on the move if it was under the seat (I presume you actually meant below the seat and not under it).
 

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Sorry, silly question maybe, but how easily do the standard grips come off? Do I need to cut them off, or will they come off without much effort?
 
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