Left heated grip stopped working...

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by DDT Rider, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. DDT Rider

    DDT Rider Been here awhile

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    I've done a search and am looking for a thread I read a long time ago. There was a fellow whose solder to the grips broke and he merely re-soldered and had them working again.

    Before I take the side apart, I'd like to read up on it. Anyone know of the thread I'm talking about, or a similar one. The only ones I can search up are those with both sides out, ZFE problems, etc.

    Happy for any assistance pointing the right way.

    Cheers
    Jim in Japan
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  2. Mudcat

    Mudcat Unregistered

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  3. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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  4. erkmania

    erkmania Last of the red hot left pipers

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    I dig this heated grip repair. My grips are wearing out/hardening and it's $200 to replace the grips since BMW doesn't sell grips w/o heaters for the late model thin grip bikes. If the grips in the link are the same as the late model bikes then I have a real chance at replacing my grips w/standard over-the-counter stuff.

    I'm thinking this "100 Threads" thread should be stickied. :deal

    If we can have the enjoyably speculation filled waterboxer thread stickied then why not something truly useful...hmm? :D
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  5. DDT Rider

    DDT Rider Been here awhile

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  6. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    You won't find any dissenting vote from me!:rofl

    We'll petition the STICKY GODS when we get closer to completing the "100".

    Thanks for your kind sentiment.:clap
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  7. HelmetHead Cycle

    HelmetHead Cycle Been here awhile

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    2008 GSA...My left grip also is on the blink. Works sometimes and not sometimes......mostly not. I followed the instructions and checked the contacts under the grip. All was well. So I am wondering, could it be in the switch? Am I the only one?
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  8. luckygrownup

    luckygrownup Been here awhile

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    Don't most people that are right handed grip the left lighter than the right grip ? Could this be why so many right hand riders have problems with the left grip ?
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  9. HelmetHead Cycle

    HelmetHead Cycle Been here awhile

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    You must be joking.
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  10. windypoint

    windypoint Been here awhile

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    I found a loose connector on mine. Just cleaned the connector for corrosion and replugged it in and it worked, The connector on my airhead was under the tank.
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  11. HelmetHead Cycle

    HelmetHead Cycle Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I'll take a look.
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