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Old 11-18-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of ordering Show Chrome heated grips kit for my 08' without OEM heated grips. Does anyone know if there would be a plug for the OEM heated grips on models w/o the comfort package?

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Old 11-18-2011, 06:14 PM   #2
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That's a good question. Let's investigate. I posed the question to some gurus. We wait for a response.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:18 PM   #3
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i thought about heated grips for the 1500 wing but got electric gloves insted cause i can use the gloves on almost any bike
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:21 PM   #4
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That's a good question. Let's investigate.
I read in a product review that someone posted, that after 06' Honda stopped putting in the plug if you didn't have the heat option.
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I read in a product review that someone posted, that after 06' Honda stopped putting in the plug if you didn't have the heat option.
I'll wait for confirmation on that.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:00 PM   #6
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First response so far : " Nope, the only plug you have is under the left fairing pocket. Only the 01-05 bikes have the power plug on the right side. I believe EC has a pigtail harness that you can plug into the left side and bring the power to the right side where the kit will want it to be ".
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Second response, same rider :" If you don't have a CB, you could do a little modifying and use it's power plug, it's just laying around with power on it from the same accessory relay. "
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:41 PM   #8
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The wire harness is different on the comfort package than the base model. But putting heated grips on is no big deal, Just wire them to a relay then power the relay by the accessory terminal on the fuse box. The ones for the Gold Wing with the comfort package will not work on the base model.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:58 PM   #9
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I have a 2009 model fully optioned because we only have 2 options in OZ, Basic or Fully optioned . I had to take my bike back after 3 months because one of the hand grips weren't working. It took the dealer 2 days to replace and when i saw what was involved I cringed. vertually all the front and dash was removed because one side of the plug was situated in the middle of the bike. Haven said that if your 2008 model is not equipped with heated handles then what Joe in Calif said is good to go and much easier to do.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:49 AM   #10
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Andy posts this :" I powered my aftermarket heated grip through a relay that was fused and got its power straight from the battery and the switching current to the relay I got from the Aux post on the oem fuse block in order that the heated grip would never be ON unless the ignition was turned on. All of my many aftermarket farkles are fused and relayed in this manner, only exception being the GPS, which I have to remember to turn off, but since its right in front of my line of sight, I have never fogotten it.
ORileys has the most convenient to use relay I have found so far. mine is an Optronics 40 amp four conductor relay, although the last one I bought from Orileys was not an Optronics brand, but functioned in the exact same manner ".
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