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Old 11-29-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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Left heated grip stopped working...

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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.

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Old 11-29-2012, 04:51 AM   #2
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Below is a link to what you are looking for.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770667
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:00 AM   #3
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Below is a link to what you are looking for.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770667
Sweet. Added to the "100 Threads"! #53!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836736

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:13 AM   #4
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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.

If we can have the enjoyably speculation filled waterboxer thread stickied then why not something truly useful...hmm?
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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Below is a link to what you are looking for.
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Many thanks!
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:20 PM   #6
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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.

If we can have the enjoyably speculation filled waterboxer thread stickied then why not something truly useful...hmm?
You won't find any dissenting vote from me!

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

Thanks for your kind sentiment.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:45 PM   #7
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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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Old 12-23-2012, 07:42 PM   #8
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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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Old 12-24-2012, 04:41 AM   #9
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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 ?
You must be joking.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:01 AM   #10
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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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Old 12-25-2012, 08:47 AM   #11
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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.
Thanks. I'll take a look.
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