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1Back to top Go down    Repair heated grip on Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:57 am

club_c

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Hi fellas, with the cooler mornings in BC now I'm wanting to sort out my factory heated grips, which haven't worked since I got the bike.  I've almost got it all now, but there is a break in the wire wrapped around the right throttle tube.  I know where the break is, but wonder about patching it with just any old piece of stainless wire.  It would seem to me the factory stuff has some form of resistance to generate the heat?  Has anyone successfully repaired this kind of issue?


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Repair heated grip on Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:24 am

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This vid might help.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Repair heated grip on Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:48 am

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Thanks Laitch, it's what I needed to know!

*****can a moderator move this into technical repair and troubleshooting?  It's more appropriate there.***


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Repair heated grip on Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:03 am

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i just repaired mine , just used a single copperwire and soldered it 
then some electrical tape like in the video 
it takes a litlle patience and fingerspitz gefúll 😛

but it still works 👍

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5Back to top Go down    Re: Repair heated grip on Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:38 am

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Right.  So after finding multiple breaks in the heating element wire I have soldered up the damaged areas, bridging broken areas with about 4 strands of copper wire twisted together (pulled from 18 ga automotive wire), covered the throttle tube with black duct tape and reinstalled the grip.  Now it works.  That's 8 hours I'll never get back...


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Repair heated grip on Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:46 pm

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@club_c wrote:Right.  So after finding multiple breaks in the heating element wire I have soldered up the damaged areas, bridging broken areas with about 4 strands of copper wire twisted together (pulled from 18 ga automotive wire), covered the throttle tube with black duct tape and reinstalled the grip.  Now it works.  That's 8 hours I'll never get back...
wow multiple breaks , i wonder how that can happend , 
good effort with the 8hour repair , it will  come back to you every time you turn on the heat(et) grips 😊

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7Back to top Go down    Re: Repair heated grip on Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:55 pm

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I'm sure that grip had some rough handling. The PO had things disconnected and left in such a way he was obviously having difficulty with it before me.


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