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Experience with OEM Heated Grips?

I had the suspicion that such a thing existed, dunno why the Versys accesories are not on USA's Kawasaki's website, but there is one: 99994-0193

It includes both grips, controller and the wiring harness. The relay kit, used for the power outlet too, is required.

Found it on the European website:

http://www.kawasaki.eu/en/accessorie...W19dUF9ZWFFbXw

It's pricey but I rather have OEM accessores rather than aftermarket ones.

Anyone has experience with this kit?
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No but have read some not so good things on forums about OEM heated grips
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I have the OEM heated grips. They are better than nothing, but do not put out the heat that the Oxford grips put out. I have Oxford grips on my Voyager. That may be by design since the Versys does not put out a lot of spare amps. I try to not ride the versys in temps lower than the mid 50s since there is very little wind protection and I have choices, but the heated grips work fine for those temps when coupled with insulated gloves.

I have found one of the best places for prices in OEM stuff is www.ronayers.com, but I do shop around before making an order. Some places advertise sales and there prices are still higher than ronayers everyday price.

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no experience with OEM, but this is the kit that I installed and have been happy with http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EQ9KXTO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
5 heat settings, in cold weather they can take about 10 minutes to get up to temp on 5, then I have to turn them down 2 or 3 to avoid roasting my hands. heat seems even left to right. I ride down to the high 30's
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Have you guys wired the non-OEM heated grips to the prewired power outlet with the relay?

It's a hard case for the OEM heated grips when the Oxfords are better for less than half the price...

http://oxford-products.com/us/produc...ted-Grips.html
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AME's wired direct to the battery
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AME's wired direct to the battery
I would never wire anything direct to the battery that has a chance of being left on. I relay that is triggered by the ignition being on protects your battery from discharge.

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