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Old 28-10-2012, 07:33 PM
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Scrap Maplins they don't do all the bits needed however Ebay do so here goes your shopping list looks like this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NON-SLIP-4...item2c62b4641e

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-Pcs-1-5...item43b4e4617b

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nichrome-3...item5896a29697

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4m-55-0-1m...item4d036c1cd0

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1MM-THINWA...item2a1cbcda16 whatever colour you fancy

You will also need a waterproof switch and a inline fuse holder and fuse i usually use 10amp but it's not that important as anything is better than nothing

Right let's warm up those cold pinkies we will do the awkward bit first

Cut 2 meteres of your resister wire and cover it with your sleving the fibreglass sleve will make this a lot easier than the pvc type if you have been a cheapskate and bought PVC you will need to cut it into 1' lengths to get it on cover any joins with pvc tape mark this one right

Now repete for the left side you will have to make this side shorter so you have .8ohm less resistance about 6-8" for those without a meter mark this one left

Join about a foot of your extra flexable wire to the ends i solder but you can twist together if thats your fancy heatshrink or tape your connections

Double them over put a few wraps of pvc tape round to keep them together [not together keep them separate but doubled over so the ends are together no you want two seperate pieces but each piece must have two ends at one end and a fold at the other]

Now out to the bike stopping in the kitchen on the way to pinch some tin foil [easyiest done on a sunday when the other half's cooking the dinner as the foil's likely to be out]
Wrap your left grip in foil one or two layers will do secure with tape
Take your doubled up insulated resistor wire place the doubled folded end under the grip outer edge 45ish degree's & tape in place wrap the remaining around the grip with a wrap of tape where you feel you need it one in the centre one at the switch end you need the tails to come out at the front for the neatest install [you did put the left one on the left if not repete getting this bit right]

you need a loop on the right side for throttle movement then cable tie your extra flex wire to the bar's join your extra flex tails together in pairs

Now you should have two ends attatch enough automotive flex to reach a good earth point attatch to earth join enough automotive cable to the other tail and join to your switch now find the position for your switch i find the left side best but it's up to you where you put it, conect the other side of switch to your inline fuse and to a switched live supply. [remember you will posibly need to up the fuse rating of this supply trial and error i'm afraid]

Now cut your diamond heatshrink to length slide over the grips and heat to shrink don't worry if its not perfect they will shrink a bit with use

Now they are finished think of a nice little country pub and go there you won't have cold hands so it will be easy to handle your money when you get there raise a glass to me and spend some of the cash you would have given to oxford or someone else on a nice pint and congratulate yourself for a job well done

I put this on another forum then thought i would put it here as well hope it makes sence Dai
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Or you could just buy these for the same price

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FD-Hot-Hea...item5ae42bd5b8

Probably look a bit better as well
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I think it is a good idea not to buy branded stuff now that most is made in China and the same as the cheap copies..but I think 'apart from the brands' you get what you pay for so I would go for a propper set..

I bought a nice pair of heated grips from Drackon1.

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Or you could just buy these for the same price

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FD-Hot-Hea...item5ae42bd5b8

Probably look a bit better as well
Thats cheap and will save a fair bit of work
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heat-Demon...item2577ae9de8

there are cheaper makes on Ebay, but look for the 1 element having more strips as it fits on the metal bars, not the plastic throttle

there is a "how-to" that i posted here ---> http://zrxgremllin.proboards.com/ind...ay&thread=6569
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