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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-18-2018, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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I just purchased a 2011 Versys 650 on Thursday. It is my first motorcycle, at age 47! I am loving it. 80 miles this weekend in between rain showers.
I installed oxford heated grips last night. It was 39 degrees this morning when I rode to Starbucks. Best $80 I have ever spent.
Hoping to commute this Spring into downtown Seattle from Issaquah as the weather warms up and I get a few miles behind me.
Calsci large windshield is on its way. Looking forward to some wind protection.
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Did you have to do any electrical upgrades for the heated grips? I just got my first bike last year and I am thinking about heated grips but I am not looking to get into any complicated electrical upgrades...yet!
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@Northern_Rider no electrical upgrades required other than connecting the lead directly to the battery. No cutting or splicing any wires. Very easy install. 30 minutes total.
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@Northern_Rider no electrical upgrades required other than connecting the lead directly to the battery. No cutting or splicing any wires. Very easy install. 30 minutes total.
I would suggest you get a little info on putting in a relay for your grips, 'triggered' by something that's ONLY ON when the ignition is ON (I used my Daytime Running Lights).

Wired DIRECTLY to the battery might lead to a dead battery IF you forget to turn them OFF.

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The Oxford heated grips that I installed are supposed to turn themselves off when they sense that the engine is turned off. I guess I am being optimistic that the turn off function will really work.
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Welcome from an old man in Seattle w/ a 15 V650 LT. Hope to see you on the road sometime. Happy motoring!
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Thanks, sounds simple enough!
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Silly question: I got the OEM relay so I could get the CD power socket, and this relay is the same one needed for the OEM aux lights, how many things can one typically plug into a relay?
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Silly question: I got the OEM relay so I could get the CD power socket, and this relay is the same one needed for the OEM aux lights, how many things can one typically plug into a relay?
On my '15 650 that relay 'powers-up' all of them. Just watch the total load.

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