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Old 02-27-2013, 04:44 PM   #4156
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I just installed my factory heated grips. Should they turn on with key on or do you need the engine running. I can't get mine to show in the display.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:21 PM   #4157
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I just installed my factory heated grips. Should they turn on with key on or do you need the engine running. I can't get mine to show in the display.
I suspect the engine needs to be running. Why doncha fire that puppy up and find out?
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:23 PM   #4158
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I suspect the engine needs to be running. Why doncha fire that puppy up and find out?
I still have the tank off for some other work....
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:27 PM   #4159
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I suspect the engine needs to be running. Why doncha fire that puppy up and find out?
Engine running.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:34 PM   #4160
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Engine running.
Thanks. By the looks of the extended forecast I won't be riding anytime soon. Time for farkling!
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #4161
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I still have the tank off for some other work....
Are you performing a canisterectomy?
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:06 PM   #4162
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Are you performing a canisterectomy?
Maybe I should? Seems like I saw a tutorial on Wild Guzzi... Have you done it to yours?
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:53 PM   #4163
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Maybe I should? Seems like I saw a tutorial on Wild Guzzi... Have you done it to yours?
Yes. It's pretty easy since you've already got the tank off. The one thing I did differently from the posted steps was to tee the tank vent hose into the overflow drain hose using the tee that used to lead forward to the canister from the vacumn hose between the throttle bodies. I had plenty of left over hose to run a single piece between the throttle bodies. It runs great and I don't have to listen to the tip over valve moan any more either.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:37 PM   #4164
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Thanks. By the looks of the extended forecast I won't be riding anytime soon. Time for farkling!
Also, you need to hold the switch for a moment to activate the grips. They won't come on with just a flick like the passing flasher. Once on, each flick steps through the 3 heat settings. Turn them off by holding the switch in again.

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:41 PM   #4165
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Yes. It's pretty easy since you've already got the tank off. The one thing I did differently from the posted steps was to tee the tank vent hose into the overflow drain hose using the tee that used to lead forward to the canister from the vacumn hose between the throttle bodies. I had plenty of left over hose to run a single piece between the throttle bodies. It runs great and I don't have to listen to the tip over valve moan any more either.
I did a temporary, reversible canisterectomy on my bike and it made absolutely no difference in how it runs, so I put it back to stock. I don't like the smell of fuel in the garage on those hot summer days/nights, and if it doesn't improve the performance at all, I'm all for saving the endangered baby spotted grey whale-owl.....or whatever the canister is there to protect.

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:49 PM   #4166
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I did a temporary, reversible canisterectomy on my bike and it made absolutely no difference in how it runs, so I put it back to stock. I don't like the smell of fuel in the garage on those hot summer days/nights, and if it doesn't improve the performance at all, I'm all for saving the endangered baby spotted grey whale-owl.....or whatever the canister is there to protect.

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I understand. I would remove the tip over valve regardless.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:04 PM   #4167
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Also, you need to hold the switch for a moment to activate the grips. They won't come on with just a flick like the passing flasher. Once on, each flick steps through the 3 heat settings. Turn them off by holding the switch in again.

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I became quite good at stepping through the settings trying to get my stock heated grips to work the day I bought the bike.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:12 AM   #4168
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I became quite good at stepping through the settings trying to get my stock heated grips to work the day I bought the bike.
Yes, when I bought mine the grips were like Mante Te'os girlfriend....imaginary!:eek::

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:24 AM   #4169
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I'm finding 5th gear might be a better choice than 6th at highway speeds below 75 mph. What do you guys who have owned their bikes longer do? At 70 in 6th gear the engine is turning around 4k rpm and there is a little vibration that goes away with a few more rpms.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:00 AM   #4170
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I'm finding 5th gear might be a better choice than 6th at highway speeds below 75 mph. What do you guys who have owned their bikes longer do? At 70 in 6th gear the engine is turning around 4k rpm and there is a little vibration that goes away with a few more rpms.
Rarely use 6th - like to keep the bike revving up around 5k - for me is strickly a highway gear

Nice thing about TX is the higher speed limits - however MPG suffers accordingly
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