Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Wiring up heated grips
I'm sure there's probably a thread somewhere for this already, so if so apologies and please point me in the right direction...but I'm new to the whole "messing about with Motorcycles" thing, so this is the first modification/kit change I've done and I need some help...
I've got a set of Oxford Hot Grips, which I want to wire up to my VT750S. I'd like to do this so they're wired to the ignition, rather than straight off the battery, so I know I can take a feed from somewhere like the front brake light, or run it with a relay from somewhere, and I'm pretty good with crimping tools and a soldering iron (years of messing about with valve amps!!) - but I'm pretty poor at reading schematics and as the bike's new and still under warranty I want to make sure I get this right and don't mess it up.
Can anyone advise in simple terms how/where to take a feed from (i.e. "connect the live to the red wire coming from such-and-such, and the negative to the black wire coming from so-and-so"), ideally with a picture or something, so a total noob like me can do this without making a total ass of it and blowing fuses or melting the wiring loom??!!
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