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Old 09-13-2013, 08:16 AM   #10741
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My heated grip switch and mode button are not working. Has anyone been into the right hand switchgear to see how things hook up. Any idea what size torx driver is needed to take it apart?
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:01 AM   #10742
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Financially unviable might be more accurate - you'd need to replace about €1,500 of suspension parts and then buy the damper (no cost currently listed) if you wanted BMW's.
I don't know why anyone would bother retro fitting one.

It's a good excuse to change bikes once the special editions come out next year! I've already warned my wife that this WILL happen!
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:05 AM   #10743
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:13 AM   #10744
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I don't know why anyone would bother retro fitting one.

It's a good excuse to change bikes once the special editions come out next year! I've already warned my wife that this WILL happen!
Special editions next year? Why?
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:14 AM   #10745
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Perhaps, but I've never stripped a torx bolt... ever.

Philips, hex... rubbish.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:16 AM   #10746
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My heated grip switch and mode button are not working. Has anyone been into the right hand switchgear to see how things hook up. Any idea what size torx driver is needed to take it apart?
Why faff about with it? Get it warrantied. Nokia obviously had a bad run with Rev 1 switches but the failing switches seem to have been resolved in later (Jul onwards) builds.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:17 AM   #10747
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I don't know why anyone would bother retro fitting one.

It's a good excuse to change bikes once the special editions come out next year! I've already warned my wife that this WILL happen!
I'm surprised she's not threatened to turn you into a eunuch trading in the bike after only a year!
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:32 AM   #10748
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My heated grip switch and mode button are not working. Has anyone been into the right hand switchgear to see how things hook up. Any idea what size torx driver is needed to take it apart?

There is a guy with a 1600GT that took apart and fixed his switchgear. Since they are similar to those on the GSW, you may want to check that out:

http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-...h-failure.html

The procedure will undoubtedly void the warranty on the switchgear. If you are not in any kind of a rush, I would just have the dealer replace it under warranty.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:41 AM   #10749
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My 1150 came with a bunch of over torqued Torx. Use a torque wrench, people!

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Old 09-13-2013, 09:44 AM   #10750
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So, what do you prefer? Over-torqued Torx or stripped Allen heads?
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:06 AM   #10751
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I'm surprised she's not threatened to turn you into a eunuch trading in the bike after only a year!
Maybe she plans to trade HIM for an... anniversary model.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:39 AM   #10752
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That's correct, EJ, on to the next one. Although there's a new/used one (demo) in Las Vegas that would make for a great fly 'n ride.

Hope you're having fun on yours.
Yes, loving the bike...just wish I had more time to ride. Let us know how the test ride goes, particularly interested in your thoughts on the steering damper.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:04 AM   #10753
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Actually the only one that can tell us something real about the dumper is an '13 owner that either switched to '14 (yes there are such consumer nuts or filthy rich people out there) or a '13 owner that has test-rode a '14 with exactly this test in mind.

Anybody out there?
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:10 AM   #10754
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Actually the only one that can tell us something real about the dumper is an '13 owner that either switched to '14 (yes there are such consumer nuts or filthy rich people out there) or a '13 owner that has test-rode a '14 with exactly this test in mind.

Anybody out there?


.....Or you could read the thread that covers this
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:12 AM   #10755
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So, what do you prefer? Over-torqued Torx or stripped Allen heads?
6 of one, half dozen of the other! I had to drill out the Torx on my rear brake caliper. All the way thru the hub..... MAJOR PUCKER FACTOR- but I got it done
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