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Old 01-23-2012, 03:59 AM   #76
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Got my bike with KTM (part 60112064144) grips and working great. These have a four level power controller, with dim indicator lights. Long press turns heater on/off and short cycles between levels. I've only couple of weeks experience, but temperatures have been close to freezing and I usually keep them on the second level. Highest level melts my gloves..




i have the same, the low setting is too high and the LED indicators are far too dim. set on high they nearly burn my hands there is so much heat coming off them!
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:51 PM   #77
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Recently bought and installed these and also find them plenty warm. Most days, the lowest setting is too warm and I cycle the grips on and off; thye hld heat pretty well even turned off. Ambient temps 30-40 f so it's not like it's warm out.

BUT-I recently dropped the bike in a mud puddle way out on a ride and got my gloves wet; my hands stayed warm in damp Klim adventure gloves 90 minutes home in 20 deg temps. Took setting 2 to do it, tho...

Overall quite happy, and hey they were on sale!

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Old 05-05-2012, 10:35 AM   #78
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Ktm diagram? Does anybody has the old style "start/on"
Wiring diagram?
I put some on my 640 and I keep on blowing fuses when I go to the on setting

The box didn't come with instructions wires seems straight forward but something is cooking. Thx
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:22 AM   #79
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Here's another option for the original Hi/Low OEM heaters. I replaced the switch with an infinitely adjustable electronic controller.



What a Difference! I can set the heat level anywhere I want, which makes a remarkable improvement in my riding experience.
The install story is here- http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...77&postcount=2
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:40 AM   #80
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Here's another option for the original Hi/Low OEM heaters. I replaced the switch with an infinitely adjustable electronic controller.



What a Difference! I can set the heat level anywhere I want, which makes a remarkable improvement in my riding experience.
The install story is here- http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...77&postcount=2

I'm gonna do this project soon. The more I use the newer KTM/Oxford 4 LED controller, the less I like it. The single green LED (lowest setting) is nearly impossible to see during the day. I like the infinite adjustment knob a lot.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:30 AM   #81
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Ktm diagram? Does anybody has the old style "start/on"
Wiring diagram?
I put some on my 640 and I keep on blowing fuses when I go to the on setting
Thx
I believe you are connecting positve and negative cables to the troller. That is my usual mistake. You need to connect positive cable to the troller, then negative cable to the heater and finally return from the heater to the troller. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:15 AM   #82
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I believe you are connecting positve and negative cables to the troller. That is my usual mistake. You need to connect positive cable to the troller, then negative cable to the heater and finally return from the heater to the troller. Hope this helps.
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Interesting...

See the pic below for the connector I have.
The red is connected to the + on my relay,
Then I had the grips connected to the 2 double connector - one grip wire on each connector and then the ground on the green.

That's the only way everything would connect... Unless there is an assembly issue.... I can fix that I have these connectors but I can't figure out what to do...

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Old 05-06-2012, 08:20 AM   #83
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For info this is the controller I have.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281986

It's not on Ktm twin website anymore
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:26 AM   #84
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Thank you!!! You got me searching moreand found this... With wire diagram which explains just what you said about the ground!!!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201107
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:33 AM   #85
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Here's another option for the original Hi/Low OEM heaters. I replaced the switch with an infinitely adjustable electronic controller.



What a Difference! I can set the heat level anywhere I want, which makes a remarkable improvement in my riding experience.
The install story is here- http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...77&postcount=2
I don't think that dimmer is going to last long.
because that dimmer is suited for only 0.8A as readable on the outside and not +4A, that thing must really getting hot.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:37 PM   #86
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i have the same, the low setting is too high and the LED indicators are far too dim. set on high they nearly burn my hands there is so much heat coming off them!
How long have you left them on at the low setting. I too thought they where too hot at low but after about 5 minutes they settle into a nice temperature. Maybe KTM thinks you need a bust of heat before cooling down to something reasonable.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:04 PM   #87
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How long have you left them on at the low setting. I too thought they where too hot at low but after about 5 minutes they settle into a nice temperature. Maybe KTM thinks you need a bust of heat before cooling down to something reasonable.
This. I spent the last few months turning the grips on at low, having hot hands, turning it back off, etc. I recently had occasion to leave em on longer, having removed the ATV "bags" I used all winter, and discovered that there definitley appears to be a warm-up mode when the grips are first turned on. "Hard to time it out but it's not 30 secs or so, more like 5-10 minutes. MUCH happier with the new switch now.

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:08 PM   #88
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I don't think that dimmer is going to last long.
because that dimmer is suited for only 0.8A as readable on the outside and not +4A, that thing must really getting hot.
Despite what the decimal point seems to say, it is actually rated for 8 amps/96 watts.
It doesn't even get warm when in use.
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