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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by GordonFreeman, Oct 24, 2011.
Just ordered mine from KTMTwins. Once the snow melts I'll give them a try
Hi Guys 1st post, long time lurker etc
I think the LED's will b like this, so that @ nite they don't draw ur vision towards them & become a distraction, Vehicle Manufacturers will be wary of poss lawsuit's resulting from this :eek1
Due to my being a 'softy' I have Heated Gloves, the heating elements are on the back so they stop the 'wind-chill'. If i had 'hand protectors i would poss use heated grips but this way when i swop between bikes, i only need a plug on ea bike = cheaper plus i can get a battery for in my pocket to run the gloves if i'm not on the bike
I just finished installing the KTM brand hetaed grips, really excited to extend my rides on these colder days. I do have a problem with the current set-up...all the LEDs are blinking. Hold the button down for 3 seconds and the unit turns off...
Not sure if I hooked it up wrong (ACC2: Black/Red (bike) to Red (Grip) and Brown (Bike) to Black(grip)) or if I am not operating the button right...as in this moron cant push a button. LOL :huh
Any ideas? And many apologies for blatant highjacking...
Thanks from the Siesta's garage of Noobdom
Mine blink for several seconds after switching on. Number of LEDs blinking = the last heat level setting. Stops blinking after a few moments and are steady on until I change the level. You obviously have pwr, do the grips get hot?
If only it could be that easy. The LEDs continue to blink long enough for the engine to warm. The grips are not getting warm. Is there a fault table for the grips? I remember reading about a constant blue LEd meaning not enough power?
In any case thanks for the suggestions.
After one or two beers and a little head scratching, I came upon the problem, didn't hook the grips to power correctly. Beer really does make everything better...
Thanks Gordon for the suggestions, sometimes stoopid needs a minute to clear...
Has anyone else had problems getting grips go stick. Tried proper grips adhesive, eco stick, araldite. They keep coming loose. Help please
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Mine had some adhessive on them but I would never rely on it. Heat shrinking tube is the way to go over the glue. Just make sure you clean the bars properly with alcohol or cleaning benzine. Sticky glues can get soft when warmed up and start sliding in the summer.
Another fix could be to wrap tightly with small tie wraps. In this case make sure the locking of the wraps are at the points your hand leaves free when holding the gas side.
Does anybody know if there is a way to just buy the new switch?
I have the Symtec kit with rocker switch from MotorcycleGear.com. No complaints.
I used hairspray, my wife's AussieMega to be exact, haven't had a single issue.
aquanet hairspray or 3M super 77 spray adhesive.
I needed more than the heated grips , and mounted these ....... it works really well.
I used Symtecs with a micro switch from Aircraft Spruce.
Have the KTM Grips for a few weeks, these have made commuting and weekend rides pretty nice. Cozy, real cozy.
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!
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!
Ktm diagram? Does anybody has the old style "start/on"
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
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/showpost.php?p=18105877&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.