Right hand side just behind.the headstock. There are three plugs, one is a power supply for GPS etc, the two others are the heated grip connectors.
That is what he said "then paid service $20 or $25 to enable the software"My dealer informed me they have to do a software update to energise the plugs ?
Yeah I'm thinking I'm going to install these myself before my service appointment. Another dealership bummer was 2 dealerships I called could not book me for 3weeks!!my dealership service experiences are really starting to ruin the brand for me... /forum/images/smilies/frown.gif
There is only one Ducati dealership for the whole of Scotland. Last year I had to wait 6 weeks for the 600 mile service and the dealer is 100 mile away. Removing the ride home and the ride back for the service that left me with only 400 miles to play with in 6 weeksNo appointments for 3 friggin weeks? Oh man, I would be pissed. I've heard this before about dealerships. WTH??
I agree @DucColin but it seems that Ducati will only allow new dealerships to be a solus, Ducati only dealer, which to me seems bloody stupid. They seem to be more concerned with image than sales. Ducati Glasgow in fact are also a Triumph dealer but with Triumph Glasgow at the opposite end of the same building, with its own entrance so on the face of it it looks like 2 separate businesses. The workshop is split in two with Ducati in one half and Triumph in the other.@Derek Looking at there web site they appear only to sell Ducati (new bikes). That is limiting options. My dealer sells new Ducati, KTM, Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha as well as the used stock and service centre. I'm not a business man but I would have thought that if someone opened a bike shop in Aberdeen, that sold other makes as well as Ducati they could do very well.
I'm jealous! When I bought my SS-S I was riding it 300 miles/week and it took me four weeks to get an appointment to have the 600-mile service done. Ended up parking the bike for two weeks because the dealer couldn't find the time to, essentially, change the oil! KTM's approach to this stuff seems to be much better than Ducati. Buy heated grips? Plug them in and they just work! Do your own service? There's a well-known "cheat code" you can use to disable the service indicator.Yeah I'm thinking I'm going to install these myself before my service appointment. Another dealership bummer was 2 dealerships I called could not book me for 3weeks!!
That has to be your decision. Your bike you fit the ones that you are happy with.After 240km this morning in 6-8 C I realized that I must have heated grips.
Is it Ducati`s I should get or ?
Was it "Plug & Play" ?That has to be your decision. Your bike you fit the ones that you are happy with.
I fitted R&G grips, plenty of power settings and no need to go for a 240 km round trip and pay a dealer to enable them. I am happy with mine.
The Ducati heated grips are somewhat over-priced, especially if you have to pay for installation. They get reasonably warm, but they're not nearly as hot as the Ducati grips I had on my Multistrada 1200S. They integrate nicely with the bike and I like being able to see the heating level on the dash and set the level using the standard controls; you're not going to get that with any other grip, as far as I know. Of course the Ducati heated grips suffer from the same problem as all heated grips: they only keep your palm warm. On cold days, you'll still want a wind-proof (and perhaps insulated) glove to keep the backs of your hands warm. If you try riding in 6-8C temps wearing a summer glove, I suspect your hands will still be somewhat cold even if the Ducati heated grips are at maximum.After 240km this morning in 6-8 C I realized that I must have heated grips.
Is it Ducati`s I should get or ?
All depends on what you call plug and play, where do you intend to plug them into?Was it "Plug & Play" ?