If you've been following the progress of our Long Term Suzuki GSX-S1000 you'll be aware that we recently received a care package from Suzuki including a set of heated grips.
If like me you don’t really enjoy freezing your fingers off in winter, or wearing a glove thick enough to make a difference – often robbing you of any feeling anyway, then heated grips are an awesome option, particularly when they are available as an accessory through the bike’s manufacturer, as is the case with these.
The advantage to official accessories is of course that they’ll fit, and the manufacturer has normally designed the bike for their fitment, often meaning an easier install, hopefully with all the connectors already ready to go. This was the case with these Suzuki genuine items, and although the instructions booklet was massive and the instructions very detailed in some strange sections, the install is relatively easy, even for someone with very basic skills.
Apart from basic tools the only thing we needed was a tube of grip glue and some time. Also with the instructions provided, there’s separate instructions for the naked and faired models on the same pages. Make sure you just look at those relevant to your model to avoid confusion.
Heated Grips Set Install – step by step:
The final steps are just replacing the headlight and plastic instrument cover, which are two bolts a piece, making sure you aren’t squashing or pinching the heated grip wiring in the process.
Then give the left grip plenty of time to dry and replace the ‘bar-end weights on both bars.
Time to head out for a ride!
Stay tuned for the Smoked Instrument Cover install and sticker sets.
For more information you can look at Suzuki accessories on their Suzuki Motorcycles website (Australia), or check at your local Suzuki dealership.