Grip Heater Fuse Blowing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sparkymcgee, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. sparkymcgee

    sparkymcgee Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    340
    Location:
    Southern California
    I have these:

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    http://www.aerostich.com/arctic-grip-heaters.html

    Installed on my KLR650 and my VFR800 via relays. I've never had issues on the VFR and use a 5 amp fuse (I think).

    I installed them on the KLR with a 5 amp fuse and was fine for months, but now whenever I switch from off to high or low with power on, the fuse blows. I went up to a 10 amp fuse and still the same issue. As long as I don't toggle the switch while the bike is powered, I'm fine...so I have to choose my setting before starting the bike. I forgot yesterday and blew the fuse and had to ride home with chilly wittle fingers :(

    Any ideas?
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  2. OTB

    OTB Oh fer Chrissakes

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2004
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    7,596
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    Rio de Las Animas Perdidas
    Your switch is shorting out.
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