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I’m a sucker for heated grips but I wasn’t willing to shell out the big $$ Ducati wants for theirs. I still wanted a clean install though so I did a little research...

Looking at this pic of the wiring for the factory heated grip connections I saw that the plugs used to blank off the connectors had wires attached.

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I removed those and spliced them to the wiring for some $45 Symtec stick on heated grips. Had my local shop activate the controls and presto, warm hands.

Just putting it out there that you can have heated grips using the factory controls without shelling out the big bucks.
 

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I’m a sucker for heated grips but I wasn’t willing to shell out the big $$ Ducati wants for theirs. I still wanted a clean install though so I did a little research...

Looking at this pic of the wiring for the factory heated grip connections I saw that the plugs used to blank off the connectors had wires attached.

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I removed those and spliced them to the wiring for some $45 Symtec stick on heated grips. Had my local shop activate the controls and presto, warm hands.

Just putting it out there that you can have heated grips using the factory controls without shelling out the big bucks.
On the 800 Scrambler?
Am considering either heated gloves or grips.
Would they work with gloves?
 

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On the 800 Scrambler?
Am considering either heated gloves or grips.
Would they work with gloves?
Yes, Scrambler 800. This wiring is meant for grips. I wouldn’t wire gloves to it.

I’ve used both heated grips and gloves, I prefer grips. They are much more convenient and allow you to wear thinner gloves.
 

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On the 800 Scrambler?
Am considering either heated gloves or grips.
Would they work with gloves?
I'm in Sydney Phil so bear that in mind but I do have the Ducati Heated Grips on my 800 and I find them superb. My lack of cold-riding gear out here often means in winter my hands are the only warm part of me! I wear summer gloves most of the time and through these on the highest setting the grips get hot.

As 309 said, the drawback is the $$$.
 

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Thanks both.
Will see what heated grips are available in the UK.
Plenty of time to research as two days ago broke my right fibula GARDENING!
Mine were a gift, which was nice. But I do like the fact they are a very neat install. I haven't the relevant skills to do this sort of thing myself. Love the way Ducati use the starter button for them too, very cool.
 

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I believe Oxford grips are made in the UK and are supposed to be really good. You can buy “replacement” grips from them that don’t have the thermostat since you wouldn’t need it if using factory controls. I’m no electrical wizard and it doesn’t take much skill to adapt whatever grips to the factory controls. Just some soldering wires together and heat shrink over the connections. A few dollars in tools and an hour watching YouTube videos and practicing should be all you need.
 

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I believe Oxford grips are made in the UK and are supposed to be really good. You can buy “replacement” grips from them that don’t have the thermostat since you wouldn’t need it if using factory controls. I’m no electrical wizard and it doesn’t take much skill to adapt whatever grips to the factory controls. Just some soldering wires together and heat shrink over the connections. A few dollars in tools and an hour watching YouTube videos and practicing should be all you need.
You've obviously never met me. :alien:
 

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I believe Oxford grips are made in the UK and are supposed to be really good. You can buy “replacement” grips from them that don’t have the thermostat since you wouldn’t need it if using factory controls. I’m no electrical wizard and it doesn’t take much skill to adapt whatever grips to the factory controls. Just some soldering wires together and heat shrink over the connections. A few dollars in tools and an hour watching YouTube videos and practicing should be all you need.
Plus you have to get you local dealer to activate the grips in the engine management system. That may be free or may cost or some dealers I suspect will be reluctant to do it at all.
The easy option would be to simply buy a set of Oxford grips complete with controller and wire them straight to a switched live circuit on the bike.
 

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I am lucky to have an independent Ducati service shop nearby. They cleared my service light and activated the grips for a whopping $11.

Been using them a few days now. Really nice to have and the factory controls are sweet. Jab the starter for low, medium, high, off.
 

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So you wire them up and use the starter button to control them?

Yes. That’s if you wire them as I laid out in the first post and have them activated by someone who can access the Ducati computer stuff. The starter button is what controls the grips under the factory setup.
 

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I just got factory grips installed on a 2019 DS and they are now controlled through the multi-selection switch on the left grip cluster.
 

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I just got factory grips installed on a 2019 DS and they are now controlled through the multi-selection switch on the left grip cluster.
I had the dealer install mine too on my 2018 DS. Love them, like you said we can control the temp through the multi selection. These have saved my hands on those cold mornings and nites
 

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Obviously there was a change of how these are operated at some point. Earlier bikes (like my 2015) use the starter button, later models as above. Not sure why I just posted the bleeding obvious..!
 

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Yes. That’s if you wire them as I laid out in the first post and have them activated by someone who can access the Ducati computer stuff. The starter button is what controls the grips under the factory setup.
309. Does it matter which wires you join up on either side as presumably they are just a circuit?
 

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Remembering that I am no electrical expert, my understanding is that polarity doesn’t matter.
 
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