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Offline Mr. Whippy

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Heated grip install question: Triumph Tiger
« on: December 09, 2013, 02:56:11 PM »
The instructions say to remove the tank.  My question is, can I just unbolt and lift it and prop it up, rather than pulling all lines and electric on the tank?

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Re: Heated grip install question: Triumph Tiger
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 03:55:13 PM »
Almost anything I've ever installed on any bike I've owned started with the instructions to remove the tank. And most times you can work around that with a bit more time and effort.

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Re: Heated grip install question: Triumph Tiger
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 05:33:12 PM »
I've put heated grips on 4 bikes so far and didn't remove the tank on any of them.  I don't know enough about a Tiger 800 to say for sure, but I can't see why you'd have to.
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Re: Heated grip install question: Triumph Tiger
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2013, 06:43:31 PM »
Be sure to fill it up first.  ;)
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Re: Heated grip install question: Triumph Tiger
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2013, 06:46:13 PM »
They want you to run the wiring from the relay, which is under the seat, under the tank rather than on the frame

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Re: Heated grip install question: Triumph Tiger
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 07:01:11 PM »
They want you to run the wiring from the relay, which is under the seat, under the tank rather than on the frame

Disconnect the battery first. Otherwise disregard my previous suggestion.
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Re: Heated grip install question: Triumph Tiger
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2013, 07:04:49 PM »
They want you to run the wiring from the relay, which is under the seat, under the tank rather than on the frame

I'm sure you can run it undetected without removing the tank.
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Re: Heated grip install question: Triumph Tiger
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 02:14:20 PM »
use some slightly stiffer wire (nonstranded) to act as a fgish tape ti let you pull the grip wires (likely stranded) through . . . .
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Re: Heated grip install question: Triumph Tiger
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2013, 06:32:13 AM »
My grips got their power from the Headlight wire. No tank removal and the grips are 5 years old with no problem
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