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Old 10-23-2012, 07:57 PM   #16
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Tip for removing grips.

I start at the thumb end and using bull nose plyers pull and maintain tension while cutting with a blade and you can avoid making any contact with the heated grip wires and film.

I also love ProGrip superbike grips ( they are gummy soft , have great cushion and wear like iron)

I do not glue the grips on. I use safety wire in 3 spots and that works just great on both grips.
Now it is easier to change grips or do repairs in the future.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:59 AM   #17
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Thank you leadingedge!

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The lesson: Don't trust those two solder joints even if they look good. Somehow the original soldering job was inadequate and even if the wires are firmly attached, the solder joint may not be conducting properly.
Yep, mine looked fine, but no worky. Added gorilla-globs of solder, and now *toasty hands*




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Old 12-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #18
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:07 PM   #19
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I have a dead one in the garage I need to try this on.....

"re-wetting" solder joints (heating the joint hot enough to melt & reflow the solder)
that look good is an old trick that has saved my butt more than a few times....
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:29 PM   #20
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...that look good...
Hmmmm. So I reckon it's obvious this was my first time?
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:37 PM   #21
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Thanks for the write up.
As usual I have trouble with the simple steps.
My question is how do you remove the plugs without bitching them up?
I put some pressure trying to just pull, but felt like I was about to snap them.


EDIT: The plugs are fastened onto the grip... you just pop them off and then you can see the release which is on the back of the plugs.

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Old 02-24-2013, 04:43 PM   #22
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Mine quit a long time ago but I was not willing to pay the money for the replacement. Thanks for the write up I will get on this and let you know what I find.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:16 PM   #23
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Keep us posted and pics never hurt
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:49 AM   #24
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heated grip

Is there any possibilities to repair the heater strip as i accidentally cut it while changing the grip on the throttle side...
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:40 PM   #25
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I resoldered the connections, and then tested with a multimeter... Current is definitely flowing through the grip, but it still isn't getting hot! The right side heats like a champ... I'm confused now. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:00 PM   #26
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Did you measure how much Ohms your grip has?
The foil is just another form of a heating-wire. So you need a certain resistance (I think 8.2 Ohm) to get it up to temperature.

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Old 04-28-2013, 01:01 PM   #27
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Hey guys,

I had the same issue so I decided to follow that step by step repair process. Guess what? It works again... Thx a lot for this awesome help. I'm keeping 250$ in my pocket

I would say that the hardest part was to roll out the grip to access the wires. For the rest, it was a piece of cake
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:56 PM   #28
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new grips

Worked for me. My left grip was intermittent. it looked ok. But I resoldered both joints and it works fine. I replaced the grips with aftermarket ones. nice soft dirtbike ones. I purchased 2 sets and used both RH grips. Used hair spray to glue them on. Super glue at the ends to seal. Then a little silicon to make sure no water gets onto the grip.

I was a bit worried at first that the new ones were a bit thick. But they warmed my hands up fine. Will try them in the cold in a couple of weeks when I head south.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:16 AM   #29
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Hi guys,

It's me again.

After several hours, my left grip went off again so I soldered back the connections... and again, it went off after a couple of hours...

What's happening? any idea? vibration?

The way I fixed it looks similar to the first pic (no monster globs )
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:08 AM   #30
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Ok guys, I solved my problem...

My connection was cut at the main connection so I had to solder deeper inside the grip to make it work. Now all is fine :)

I can give you pics if someone needs...
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