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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-02-2018, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Heated grips on 765 (A9638180)

Hi All,

Has anyone installed these yourself? I read through the install instructions, and it seems pretty straightforward. Asked the dealer for a quote and he said that it can take them several hours to complete... is it something that a semi competent tinkerer can do himself?

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Here's the thing. I thought about doing the install myself as well, but then I found out that unless you let the dealer install the grips, you lose the 2 year warranty on them. I chose to spend the $100 or so to have them installed by the dealer in this case (most notably to have the option to make them fix them if they didn't work properly).
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I installed them myself in well under an hour, like many things it's more fiddly than difficult. I hadn't realised that I'd lose the extended warranty on them so @vicenzajay makes a valid point there. On earlier bikes at least, there was a firmware update required to allow all 3 heat levels like it says in the fitting instructions (only 2 were available without it) so I badgered the dealer into doing for free. Don't let them fob you off if you need that doing.
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Is it bolt-on install or do you need to modify something?
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Ok, thanks guys! Don’t parts like this have a standard time for the dealer to charge you for? I mean, the dealer I asked said “it can take two hours or more” - what if it takes them 4 hours? That sounds ridiculous, of course, but if jannerman did it in less than an hour, then 2 sounds ridiculous too!

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Ok, thanks guys! Don’t parts like this have a standard time for the dealer to charge you for? I mean, the dealer I asked said “it can take two hours or more” - what if it takes them 4 hours? That sounds ridiculous, of course, but if jannerman did it in less than an hour, then 2 sounds ridiculous too!

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I got mine included when I bought my RS, but, in the discussion they told me it was $164 for labor to install them.

Took them between 1 and 1.5 hours to install them. That's the total time between me handing them the keys and them handing them back to me.

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I believe it was one hour for me.....

And, yes - to echo what was said above, ensure they check your firmware. Earlier firmware on our models only gave two levels of heat. It should be three. They should check it, of course, but ensure you have three levels of heat.
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Hey All,

Installed the heated grips yesterday. The dealer wanted over $600 for the grips installed. Sorry, that's just ridiculous, IMO.

The hard part of the installation was getting the cables through the handlebars. Using flexible wire with electrical tape saved the day. Gotta get to the dealer to get the firmware updated since I only get 2 modes right now (the other thread on heated grips discusses the issues here...)

Had to drive home at night last night - the heat is nice! Loving it.

I got a bit of a deal if I bought 2 of those grip sets - I have another brand new set for sale if anyone want em.

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How much you want for them? Which dealer did you go to for that quote?
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How much you want for them? Which dealer did you go to for that quote?
I'm asking $275 OBO. Lemme know if you want em. You are in San Jose? Semi local!

I got quotes from both Munroe Motors and Marin Speed Shop. Both were ridiculous. Munroe told me that I should just "get a vest." :-)

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