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    2015 F800R The heating wire of left grip is busted up.

    Does anyone know of a replacement wire that would be a good substitute?

    The wire is smaller than 30 gauge, which I had on hand, maybe 40, and bright silver. Maybe steel or aluminum or a mix?

    Replacing that wire is a simple task, it just coils around in the groove and then 2 tiny crimps to the harness.

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    i can`t help you sorry, but please let us know how you go, my right hand one has just failed, but coming into the warm weather here, so i have a while to fix it, good luck (((-;

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    Quote Originally Posted by 308bever View Post
    i can`t help you sorry, but please let us know how you go, my right hand one has just failed, but coming into the warm weather here, so i have a while to fix it, good luck (((-;
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    You can't just use a normal wire, you need one with the same resistance since it's actually a heating element. Based on memory, you can use a generic heated grip element as a replacement and the bike won't know the difference. I don't recall the exact numbers, but my old 800gs had the same style grip heaters and they had the same resistance as the generic heater elements I got from Cycle Gear for another bike. I think it was this model - https://www.cyclegear.com/parts/trac...sku_id=1127297
    Give it a try, worst case scenario you throw a code and return them, but it should work.

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    There was a similar thread on the UKGSer forum the other week which may be of some use to you, topic was Heated Grip Repair or something similar.

    Work was carried out on a GS but I'd guess that the outline of how to and the consumables needed may be similar to working on the grips used on the F range.



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    The wire is a resistance wire, probably nichrome. Fairly easy come by but gauge and overall length is important, so try to get as close as you can to the stock wire.
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