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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 2006, 7:37 am Thread Starter
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Help with Heated Grips Please

Rode in this morning and I noticed that my left hand was colder than my right.
When I got to work, I took my gloves off and felt the grips.
Sure enough, the left one was cold while the right was nice and toasty warm.
Is there a separate fuze for each?
If so, where is the fuze box located?
Could it just be a loose wire to the left grip heating element.
How do I get to it?
As you can tell by my questions, I'm not all that well versed in bike electronics.
But I'd like to fix this myself if at all possible.
Any help you all can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Please keep it simple.
And don't tell me I have to use a volt meter etc.
I have no idea how to use one, or where to even hook it up.
Thanks.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 2006, 10:07 am
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I have no idea what bike you are riding, but on a '04 KRS the grips plug into two separate connectors with blk/brn wires that are ty-raped to the harness at the front fairing support and located between the forks.
They are on a single fuse(consult your rider manual) located in the fuse blocks that are under the seat at the base of the fuel tank. This should not be your problem if one grip is warm.
If this doesn't help, you will be learning how to use a voltmeter of paying your dealer to do it for you.

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Oh yeah, sorry, it's an 03 KRS.
I'm due for my 24 K maintenance so I might as well let the dealer
do the grip also.
Sounds like the element itself is shot.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 2006, 1:44 pm
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Had the same thing on an '03 GT. Took it to the dealer, who agreed that the one on the left wasn't working, and the one on the right was...




They replaced the fuse.

That's their story, and they've stuck to it.


I still dunno...but it hasn't happened since, either.



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Please keep it simple.
And don't tell me I have to use a volt meter etc.
I have no idea how to use one, or where to even hook it up.
Well, quite frankly, if you want to try to troubleshoot an electrical problem, but don't even want to use something as simple as a voltmeter, I don't think there is a lot that can be done to help.

What I can tell you is that there is no way that separate "right and left" fuses are involved. In fact, if you look at the bike's manual, I'm sure you will find that several accessory items (including the heated grips) all run off the same fuse.

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but maybe...just maybe only half the fuse blew.........ya think?
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Warranty?

Are you still eligible for warranty repair? My R12C had the same problem and my dealer took care of me.
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but maybe...just maybe only half the fuse blew.........ya think?
Perfect! Never thought of that!

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but maybe...just maybe only half the fuse blew.........ya think?
Good point. Service tech may have replaced the fuse for that very reason, but didn't tell me so as not to confuse me...



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Same prob

Like the man said, it was the connectors. Trace the wires back to the connectors in front of the tank near the head stem. Fixed my problem and another riders problem by going to that spot.
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