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I’ve installed SymTec heaters on three of my bikes and they’ve been great. Like their advertisement says, you get to pick your grips rather than being stuck with the manufacturer’s OEM heated grips (probably warm but not very comfortable).

However, SkyWurz brings up a great point. Had my previous bikes had some integration with the dash, that would have changed my calculus to perhaps use the OEM grips and adjust my gloves instead to get the comfort and control I sought.
 

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Thank you guys. I didn't realise that the Ducati heated grips can be integrated. Which switch controls it then? Is it the case of going into he menu and browsing through until you find the heated grips? Or is there an extra button for it?

Sorry, shows my limited research abilities 🙂
 

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The heated grips function has to be enabled in the dash by a dealer or you won't see it.
 

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You scroll down through the right column of the dash until you find the heated grip (once enabled) you then hold down until it flashes and you can pick low, medium,high then you hold select. An icon then appears on the display showing they are on.
 

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Thank you. Doesn't seem too bad. I'll find out how much the installation will cost to see if it would be worth it compared to the Symtec ones (I can install these myself for sure)
 

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Thank you. Doesn't seem too bad. I'll find out how much the installation will cost to see if it would be worth it compared to the Symtec ones (I can install these myself for sure)
You can install the OEM ones yourself and save a couple bucks most dealerships charge 50-80 to activate them.
 

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In case anyone's interested in the update, I decided to bite the bullet and get the OEM heated grips. Also installed by my service garage at the same time as getting the new set of tyres and installing the belly pan.

If I'm completely honest, a part of me regrets not going with the Symtec ones as in order to switch the OEM ones you have to scroll through menus, long hold the down button, then select the correct strength (there are 3 options, Off, Low, Med and High. I think it's one too many tbh) and then long press the enter button. Then I have to scroll through the menu to select whatever I want to actually see. If I had the Symtec, I'd simply toggle the switch and that would have been it. But I guess this one is neater as there aren't any extra switches or extra holes in the fairings. The actual grips are quite nice actually, they might be even better than the standard ones as they are a bit thicker.

Overall, I'm quite happy, but feel a bit cheated for the price. If they were £100 cheaper, I'd feel a lot better about them.

I've tried heat at High today and they are quite hot. It was 4°C outside and my hands felt very warm, so working good.

The garage didn't return the standard grips though, does anyone know if they cut them off, or should I ask for them back?

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Installation was £60 by the way. Compared to £45 they would have charged me to simply connect. I think the pricing is quite intentional here 😉
 

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In case anyone's interested in the update, I decided to bite the bullet and get the OEM heated grips. Also installed by my service garage at the same time as getting the new set of tyres and installing the belly pan.

If I'm completely honest, a part of me regrets not going with the Symtec ones as in order to switch the OEM ones you have to scroll through menus, long hold the down button, then select the correct strength (there are 3 options, Off, Low, Med and High. I think it's one too many tbh) and then long press the enter button. Then I have to scroll through the menu to select whatever I want to actually see. If I had the Symtec, I'd simply toggle the switch and that would have been it. But I guess this one is neater as there aren't any extra switches or extra holes in the fairings. The actual grips are quite nice actually, they might be even better than the standard ones as they are a bit thicker.

Overall, I'm quite happy, but feel a bit cheated for the price. If they were £100 cheaper, I'd feel a lot better about them.

I've tried heat at High today and they are quite hot. It was 4°C outside and my hands felt very warm, so working good.

The garage didn't return the standard grips though, does anyone know if they cut them off, or should I ask for them back?

Cheers
I believe I used compressed air to remove mine. Always keep your old parts, at $350/pr for heated grips, you might want to pull them at a later time if you sell the bike.
 

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Ask for them back. The heated grip kit includes the complete electric throttle controller which is daft because the throttle tube separates. A new throttle assembly costs about the same the heated grips. If you get it back you will have spare which might save you a packet in the future.
 

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I fitted a pair of Keis heated grips to a friend's Monster a year or two ago. They were very neat with an individual control button on each grip so they could be controlled separately with no ugly controller to mount on the bars or top yoke. The RH grip is fitted to a universal throttle tube with adaptors to fit most bikes. I don't know if it would interface with the RBW controller of the SS though.
 
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