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Aux fuse box and heated grips

Finally got around to putting heated grips on the Versys and wired up through a little 3 circuit fuse block. Tried them last night.. NICE!

Went with Symtec brand again, the kind that come with heater elements in the sticky backed film. you wrap them around your bars and use any grips on top. this is at least my 3rd set of these. they're cheap and work great so I keep buying them. I like that they have two elements.. and not a resistor to toggle low/high like kimpex. Kit came with a klunky metal toggle switch but I tossed that in favor of a small rocker. mounted up nice, looks factory. I'll post a pic later.

http://www.amazon.com/Symtec-Warmer-Heated-Warmers-Flexible/dp/B0055DN2OS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1418998858&sr=8-2&keywords=Symtec+Heated+Grips
The only other aftermarket brand I've tried was "hotgrips" tm. The elements are IN the grips - which were hard and plasticky. and they were 3x more expensive. this was > 10 years ago though.

I've been buying wiring stuff from Joe Scavone of CycleTerminal.com. He makes good stuff, good prices, easy to deal with and quick to respond. and he's east coast (PA) so quick shipping for me. This is where I got my fuse block/relay and have the same one on my DR650. It's only 3 circuits but that's going to be plenty for this bike. It's small and you don't mount it.. just tuck it away.

http://www.cycleterminal.com/fuse-box-kits.html

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DDLewis or any of you knowlegble folks, I was concerned about how much load the battery could handle. I currently have the fused wiring for a lighter plug, the Stebel horn, the Admore lights for the bags, and the Backoff is also connected to the battery. I still need/want to add for front Admore bars to the handguards, for some front auxillary lights, and for some heated grips. Is there any issue with having so many power hogs? Also, its getting pretty busy on my battery. How do you handle all the wiring since each of the power uses have their own fusing? Please educate me a little on the fuse block/relay system so I can get my wiring organized. Thanks

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Go to fuzeblock.com and look at their product FZ-1. There are several threads on this Forum about the benefits of FZ-1. I've been using it for several years, without any problems, on both my 09V and my 10V.
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These fuze blocks work well.
http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Wi...PC-8/pc-8.html
Fitted to both my bikes, and have helped to fit to a dozen mates' bikes as well.
And only one connection to the battery.

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...Please educate me a little on the fuse block/relay system so I can get my wiring organized. Thanks
Here's some pics of my "fuzeblock"installation on BIG RED.... It CERTAINLY reduces the number of wires to the battery.

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Thanks! That's the best price yet with Posiloc fasteners too (those aren't free.) All I need it just for heated grips. I had a lighter outlet on 2 of my BMW's and never used them.

It's nice to see something I want and need that is cheaper too! That is EXACTLY the relay required to make heated handgrips (OR any electrical gadget) work properly on a motorcycle, doah!


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Finally got around to putting heated grips on the Versys and wired up through a little 3 circuit fuse block. Tried them last night.. NICE!

Went with Symtec brand again, the kind that come with heater elements in the sticky backed film. you wrap them around your bars and use any grips on top. this is at least my 3rd set of these. they're cheap and work great so I keep buying them. I like that they have two elements.. and not a resistor to toggle low/high like kimpex. Kit came with a klunky metal toggle switch but I tossed that in favor of a small rocker. mounted up nice, looks factory. I'll post a pic later.

http://www.amazon.com/Symtec-Warmer-...c+Heated+Grips

The only other aftermarket brand I've tried was "hotgrips" tm. The elements are IN the grips - which were hard and plasticky. and they were 3x more expensive. this was > 10 years ago though.

I've been buying wiring stuff from Joe Scavone of CycleTerminal.com. He makes good stuff, good prices, easy to deal with and quick to respond. and he's east coast (PA) so quick shipping for me. This is where I got my fuse block/relay and have the same one on my DR650. It's only 3 circuits but that's going to be plenty for this bike. It's small and you don't mount it.. just tuck it away.

http://www.cycleterminal.com/fuse-box-kits.html
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