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Online Phones

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Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2019, 07:05:11 AM »
The Explorer had heated grips so holes for wires are there. Removing left heated grip is a pain without damaging it. As the OEM heated grips never worked well I changed mine for Oxford ones far better, Did not remove tank taking heated grips off from standard bars the wires connected behind left hand side panel on 2011 XC.
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Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2019, 07:44:37 AM »
I'd bin the oem grips and fit some descent ones, like Oxford (excellent - really hot).
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Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2019, 08:28:38 AM »
*Originally Posted by Phones [+]
The Explorer had heated grips so holes for wires are there. Removing left heated grip is a pain without damaging it. As the OEM heated grips never worked well I changed mine for Oxford ones far better, Did not remove tank taking heated grips off from standard bars the wires connected behind left hand side panel on 2011 XC.
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Thanks thats good to know!
Why is the left side a pain to remove? Any hints on how to without damaging it?
Would compressed air help?

At the moment Im staying with the OEM heated grips. Hot enough for me and Im not out riding much below zero anyways...
But thanks for the oxford recommendation

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Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2019, 10:41:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by Rorut [+]
Thanks thats good to know!
Why is the left side a pain to remove? Any hints on how to without damaging it?
Would compressed air help?

At the moment Im staying with the OEM heated grips. Hot enough for me and Im not out riding much below zero anyways...
But thanks for the oxford recommendation

To be honest both sides are a pain.  You need to de-pin the plugs to allow the wires to pull through the bars.
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Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2019, 02:42:58 PM »
Depin the plugs?

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Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2019, 03:07:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rorut [+]
Depin the plugs?

Remove the pins from the plastic plugs that connect the heated grips to the bike wiring harness.
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Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2019, 11:04:46 PM »
I had no problems doing this mod. Pins came loose easily from the plugs with a very tiny flat screw driver. Did not drill any holes. Not needed for the heat wires. Left side the plastic pin was already broken and right side a bit more space between the throttle
and controller but no issue for me.

Everything felt much better, cant wait to take it out for a longer ride

 


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