Heated Grips Install on 2016 Hyperstrada 939

Feb 2018
118
2
Scottsdale AZ
I will be servicing her in the future, but she's going in for her 600-mile service to the dealer, and I figured I could ask them to turn on the heated grips function in the ecu; I've ridden mainly beemers, and this process and many other technical needs seemed straightforward. But once you've been cursed with heated grips, there's no going back"¦.

Special Tools required: Torx Tamperproof Bit T27, available online, or your local hardware store.

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Ball-end hex wrenches (allen wrenches) if you have them as they aid in removing the windshield support screws that are located below the windshield support at an angle.

I went with the Ducati OEM heated grips; if I had to do it over, I'd go with an after market version. The extra $220 or so does not buy quality IMHO, but does include new throttle sensor, cable, housing, so the whole enchilada, hence the price compared to aftermarket units.

Regardless, first things first; "do not" disassemble the heated grips by removing the 2 security torx screws. This will "unwind" the return spring, undo heated grip cable routing, and it's a pain to put it all back together.

The new throttle side heated grip comes complete with throttle sensor, housing, hardware, and of course the heating element. My plan was to keep the current throttle sensor and cable as the cable routing was very tight. So I disassembled the heated grips and spent far more time than if I had just installed the entire assembly, which is what I ended up doing.

The heated grips do come with some decent instructions:

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Order of disassembly:

Remove handguard bar-ends.
Remove headlight fairing
Remove windshield support by unscrewing all 4 screws; 2 obvious, and 2 hidden underneath.
Remove headlight.
Cut the wire ties around the rubber gaitors.
Move rubber gaitors and the wires around to conceal other ties and the 2 screws securing the upper part of the headlight fairing frame to the bike.
Remove both upper headlight fairing frame screws for easier access and removal of the throttle cable and plug. Leave the bottom screws intact.

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Locate and remove the watertight "dummy" plugs from both heated grip plugs inside the rubber gaitors, the heated grip wires do not come out of the gaitors as shown in the instructions.
Locate and unplug the throttle cable.

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Loosen the old throttle assembly screws, but do not remove completely; just enough to allow the old throttle assembly to slide out.
Install heated grips, and the rest is pretty much the reverse"¦.

I wish I had taken more pictures during the process, but if you need any clarification on anything, please feel free to ask.

Aron
 
Sep 2019
5
0
Bend, OR
Hi Aron,

Thanks for the write up! I bought a used 2016 Hyperstrada and I'm trying to figure out if it's got heated grips. The menu option is there when I press the start button but when I turn them on I get an error code in the menu for "Heating Grips" and they don't heat up. Is there a part number I can check on the grips or an easy way to tell if the grips I have are heated?

Regards,

Sam Fox
 
Feb 2018
118
2
Scottsdale AZ
Yes, there should be 2 sets of wires attached to the throttle side (1 for throttle ride by wire, one for heated grips), and one set for the clutch side. It's also possible the option was turned on, but heated grips were not installed, which would be my guess. If that is the case, you can easily install an aftermarket option as well, which is far more affordable.
 
Sep 2019
5
0
Bend, OR
Yes, there should be 2 sets of wires attached to the throttle side (1 for throttle ride by wire, one for heated grips), and one set for the clutch side. It's also possible the option was turned on, but heated grips were not installed, which would be my guess. If that is the case, you can easily install an aftermarket option as well, which is far more affordable.
hmm, I don't see the second set of wires going to the grips.








 
Feb 2018
118
2
Scottsdale AZ
Yeah, looks like it's prepped for the heated grips and they just need to be added. The previous owner could've removed them before the sale possibly.
 
Sep 2019
1
0
Washington DC
Hey guys I just wanted to give you some more exciting news. I purchased these grips for 35.00 Trackside Deluxe Heated Grips - Cycle Gear I hooked them up with the controller that comes with it first and did they get hot. I then went to Coleman Powersports here in Falls Church, VA (DC) and they charged me $40 to "turn on" the Heated Grips. At this point my grips were not plugged in as I (for my own piece of mind) wanted to ensure which was + and which was - I have read it doesn't matter but in case anyone is interested the output wires are flip flopped depending on which side. For the right grip the positive wire is the right wire as viewing with the release mechanism on top when looking at the connector. And for the left grip the positive wire is the left wire as looking at connector with release mechanism on the top. When I turned on the engine the output never changed from 4 volts no matter if they were on low or high and I was getting an error that went away after turning the grips off. So then I hooked up 1 of the grips and the same thing as far as errors and it never heated up. I was like "oh no!" Well then I plugged in the other one and let the bike idle and then they got just a bit warm. I was afraid that the Ducati controller wasn't going to let the grips get very hot. By the way the the grips tested at about 10 Ohms so well within specs. AND THEN I RODE THE BIKE WOW AMAZING!!!!!! The $35.00 grips from Cyclegear get SUPER Hot. The grips must need some higher revs than idle to start the warming process. I am pretty sure that the grips are made for Cyclegear by Oxford although I can't confirm but just like everything else in this world....There are few manufacturers making things with multiple "brand" labels put on them. If I were to guess The factory that spits out Ducati Grips probably make the Oxford's and Cyclegear etc...

Also off topic but another great find. It has yet to be delivered but the total with shipping (free) was $97.53 they even let me use PayPal so I could feel a little better about my purchase. I will update when it arrives.
 
Apr 2013
757
12
uk
The bike has a builtin heat controller, so once the dealer has activated the ecu, then aftermarket grips will work just fine using the starter button as on/off and heat settings.
RST do some cheap grips that work just fine this way, I know cos I've got one fitted to the left bar, its the same resistance as OEM grip and I just wired into the bikes harness plugs.