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I am considering heated grips for my 1998 FLHT Standard. Will the electrical system support the addition?

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Hi, are the grips aftermarket or original equiptment? have actualy fitted these to a 125cc with no problems, as long as the battery is 12volts you should have no problems, they are controled by a switch, if the type you buy have 2 eylets for fixing to the battery you may want to consider removing the red 1 and fixing it to a fused, switched live which becomes -volts when key is turned off this will save you accidently leaving the grips turned on and discharging the battery.

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