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1Back to top Go down   heated grip switch Empty heated grip switch Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:51 am

jings

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can anyone tell me how many amps the heated grip switch on a k100 is rated as i want to change the switch

    

2Back to top Go down   heated grip switch Empty Re: heated grip switch Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:26 pm

Motorandy123

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I couldn't tell you exactly but most heated grips draw 30 - 40 watts which
is 3 - 4 amps. It is common to spec a switch with double the power so 6
to 8 amp. But switches are usually sold in 5 amp increments so I'd guess
a 10 amp switch is in there.

    

3Back to top Go down   heated grip switch Empty Re: heated grip switch Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:48 pm

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10 amps will see you right with that one


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4Back to top Go down   heated grip switch Empty Re: heated grip switch Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:24 pm

Inge K.

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The OEM grips have a rather low power consumption, 2,1 amp at the high setting.

So a 10 amp switch isn`t really needed, but better safe than sorry
(especially if the word China appears on the switch).


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5Back to top Go down   heated grip switch Empty Re: heated grip switch Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:43 pm

jings

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thanks for the help

    

6Back to top Go down   heated grip switch Empty Re: heated grip switch Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:21 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I discovered yesterday that although I do not have heated grips the bike is wired for them, has a switch etc. Is it an easy job to fit heated grips as in must they be BMW or will any type do?

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7Back to top Go down   heated grip switch Empty Re: heated grip switch Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:41 pm

Inge K.

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The easiest (and most expensive) is to get the OEM grips, as it`s just plug and play.

Strange that you have both all wiring and switch and no heated grips.
Could it be that they just don`t function, they don`t last forever.

If you got them the LHS grip is fixed with screws on the inner end, otherwise it`s glued.

If I remember correctly, heated grips was standard on the LT
(but don`t know if it`s was like that on all markets).


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