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Does anyone have any info on the OEM heated grips for the Scrambler.

I'd like to get some on order before the end of summer, but can't find any info about whether a controller is included (it better be for $260!) and how this controller is integrated on the bike itself.

When I bought OEM heated grips for my Buell, it was worth it cause the grips also came with an entire replacement assembly for the stock right side controls.

Would definitely do the same for the Ducati if this is the case, but I cannot find info anywhere.
 

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Pure Ducati in Florida is where I've been buying stuff because it seems to come into their hands the quickest, so they might have the controls already or know when they're showing up. The two dealerships I talked to both thought it'd work like a Multistrada where you simply plugged in the white wiring harness connectors to somewhere on the bike and then magically your left hand control joystick controlled the heat level of the grips and the on/off function.
 

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Pure Ducati in Florida is where I've been buying stuff because it seems to come into their hands the quickest, so they might have the controls already or know when they're showing up. The two dealerships I talked to both thought it'd work like a Multistrada where you simply plugged in the white wiring harness connectors to somewhere on the bike and then magically your left hand control joystick controlled the heat level of the grips and the on/off function.
If thats the case - I'm in.

But... I'm starting to see rumors around that the wiring is already there - under the tank - but they need to be "enabled" via ECU at a dealer.

This **** is really starting to piss me off/\.
 

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Having them is one thing, but I'm not dropping almost 3 bills if they're only dealer installable.

Anyone know the details?


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If thats the case - I'm in.

But... I'm starting to see rumors around that the wiring is already there - under the tank - but they need to be "enabled" via ECU at a dealer.

This **** is really starting to piss me off/\.
That is indeed the case. I ordered heated grips when I ordered the bike. The bike eventually arrived in early May but no grips. I was promised that they would be fitted at the first service but of course they still weren't available. Since a trip to the dealer means a 200 mile round trip for me and the best part of a day I asked if they could be "enabled" in the dash so that when they came in the dealer could send them to me and I could fit them myself. BUT it turns out that the grips have to connected before the system will recognise them. So I'm more than a little pissed off that I'm going to take a day off to go back to the dealer at my expense to have them fitted. Which considerably increases the £180 that they cost. :mad:
 

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Looks like a good reason not to go with Ducati heated grips to me. With their goodies already overpriced dinging you again to enable them just seems like hiway robbery at this point. No thanks!
 

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I'm with Tony and Don, that's enough to piss anybody off. You hear good things about the Oxford heated grips, but I had a set some years ago and found the grip material hard and uncomfortable. You could just about fry an egg with them though, so no disappointment there. Nowadays I'm sold on the Symtec grip heaters, plenty of heat under my favorite grips; usually the first mod I make on any bike. Good luck Tony, let us know what you decide.


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Good idea?

I think too, like most, the OEM heated grips are way too expensive. On the other hand it's very attractive they are controlled without extra/ugly switch.
Why not combine both advantages?
A heated grip is no more than an electric resistor. It should be possible to connect any heating with the prepared wires (under fuel tank, RH side).
 

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Who knows the resistance of the OEM heated grips?

(message before sent unintentionally)

...at least if the electric resistance is similar. So could anyone please measure this resistance (I know from "the other forum" that the grips have arrived now)?
Only missing action then is to 'activate' the function.
Any details known about that?
 

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Hello


Just try Tecnoglobe Gold heated grips. The control switch is integrated in the left grip, which means that the installation is really simple, you just need to find a + after key on. I already had a pair on my previous bike, they have five heating positions and memorize the last heating position when you key off the bike.


TG Poignées Chauffantes GOLD 120 mm - TECNO GLOBE


You really get your money back with this and I will surely mount them during autumn, to continue driving this winter.
 

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Had my dealer install the Ducati heated grips today. Of course no instructions whatsoever so it took some time. After installation the grips indeed have to be activated using some sort of diagnostic tool. Took two tries to get it right, but lo and behold, I now have heated grips with three levels activated by the starter button. Nice 😀
Bring on the cold!
 
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