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So Kawasaki does not offer factory heated grips in 2014, while they do for previous models. Anyone know why?

When I inquire at the dealerships, they give me the runaround without ever offering facts. I wish they would just use their contacts at Kawasaki and find out, but I already bought a bike and they want me to leave them alone!

I know the switch assembly changed and I know that may mean fitment issues with regard to the grips or the controller. If the issue is with the controller, I can work around that.

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So Kawasaki does not offer factory heated grips in 2014, while they do for previous models. Anyone know why?

When I inquire at the dealerships, they give me the runaround without ever offering facts. I wish they would just use their contacts at Kawasaki and find out, but I already bought a bike and they want me to leave them alone!

I know the switch assembly changed and I know that may mean fitment issues with regard to the grips or the controller. If the issue is with the controller, I can work around that.

brian
G'day mate, have the factory heat grips on my 2014. Paid for them on my order, but they were on back order when I picked up the bike (October 2014). The plan was to have them fitted at the first service, but were still on b/o. Wasn't in a hurry (summer here) and forgot about them until last month. Called the dealer and they had been there for 2 months but forgot to call me. Asked them to send them out so I could fit them myself to save time running it back. They were happy to save on labour, and printed out the workshop instructions for me as well. The install is very easy (harness plugs under lhs fairing) but the supplied harness is too short, making it a little tight around the steering head. If I knew what I new now b4 I would have gone for Oxfords, because the parts all come labeled Kawasaki but the parts stickers for the grips (labeled made in japan) are over the manufacturers labeled made in China and the controller is made by Honda (which was actually reassuring).
They definitely aren't worth the "Factory" premium, the grips don't get that warm and dont feel as good as the Oxfords.

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I picked up a generic set from cycle gear.
I've used this type on all my bikes for the last couple of years.
I think polly heaters are a popular brand.
 

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I have the OEM heated grips... they work OK but my heated gloves work a lot better... paired with a heated jacket liner I can easily ride comfortably down in the 30s F.

The heated grips are kind of nice on cool summer mornings though. :)
 

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Picked up a set of Oxford heated grips last black Friday from Revzilla.com for $39.95, installed them today along with my new TomTom Rider GPS. Pretty sweet!
 

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I have the OEM heated grips... they work OK but my heated gloves work a lot better... paired with a heated jacket liner I can easily ride comfortably down in the 30s F.

The heated grips are kind of nice on cool summer mornings though. :)
You know what you get with heated grips? Warm grips. LOL

I too prefer heated gloves. I have a pair of battery operated ones that take the chill off nicely.
 
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Anybody have a pic of the factory heated grips installed on a 2014/2015 bike? I'm wondering where they put the controller!!!
 

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I was just at my dealer and they couldn't find factory heated grips for my 2014. She was in the book and online, nothing. You guys have a part number? Are the aftermarket ones you guys mentioned above plug and play?
 

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The grips I bought, have to be glued onto your left handlebar, and throttle tube.
The wiring needs to be run down to the left side where the factory heated grips wiring is. You need to find a place to mount the controller, I installed mine into the left side of the dash.
 

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Buelligan, any problems with blown fuses? On my 2015 the two accessory wires on the left go to a 2 amp fuse. I think it supposed to run a relay only. I ran my grips straight to the battery and need to by careful to turn them off.
 
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