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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-30-2018, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Removing and reinstall heated grips

Just got my 12" Factory 47 bars today. They look awsome! Going to install them on my 17 RGU Sat. Have watched the videos, read a lot of posts and feel pretty excited about it. Only thing that worries me is the heated grips. Is the left heated grip going to be hard to get off then back on again? Is there an extra wire to fish through? I had the stealership install them last year so I have no idea how their going to come off. Just like to know a bit about it before I get in there. Anyone have words of wisdom on this?
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The left wire for the RGU heated grip plugs into harness P/N 69201599. The plug should be located under the seat in front of the battery tray. Not any more difficult, just a bit more time consuming removing the wire from under the tank and seat vs the RGS where it plugs into a conveniently located plug in the instrument cluster. If your grip wire is internally wired, yeah you’re gonna have to fish it through. If it’s externally wired, watch some YouTube videos on how to convert it to internal wiring. Cleaner look. If it were me, I’d remove the tank and run the wire thru the harness tray along the backbone, and them plug under the seat, but that’s just me.

Here’s a few tips if you haven’t done it before. Remove the main fuse. Take pictures of how the wires are run under the clam shells. It’s specific, and common to screw it up and throw a code because you ran it differently and pinched it under the clam shell. Lube the wires with soapy water, or wire lube. Once all wired back up, check, then double check the plugs are inserted all the way. Check your wires for damage. Sometimes the slightest scrape, and a bare wire will cause issues. Put your fuse back in, turn the bike on, check turn signals brake lights etc., making sure you’re not throwing any codes BEFORE you tighten everything to specs and button it up. If anything doesn’t work properly (cruise control is another common indicator you have a loose wire or plug) you’re gonna have to take it all apart and find the issue. Throwing codes after DIY handlebar installs is a recurring theme because of the aforementioned. Good luck!

One last thing. Careful with removing right grip. Easy to break the front brake switch nipple. Put a piece of cardboard creating at least 1/8”space between the lever, or just be extremely careful when removing or inserting the lever. If you have to force it, you’re doing it wrong. Wouldn’t hurt to own or borrow a manual.

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Thanks for your time and the great advise. I do have a manual and will be in no hurry. Picked up a Westinghouse chain today and I'm ready to go early tomorrow morning.
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The Westinghouse chain kept breaking when I did my Factory 47 install. Ended up using weed eater line as suggested by other members of this awesome forum! I don’t recall, but I might have used a combo of line and chain (or a nut tied to end of a string) to initially feed the weed eater line far enough to tape the cables to it. Post a pic when your done!
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