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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 10:07 PM
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Well West Texas can get damned cold at night, might roast you during the day though.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 10:15 PM
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I did a quick search and found nothing relative to heated grips failing. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

They seem relatively simple items and I'm wondering WTF is failing on them. If it's the actual heating elements causing the problem seems that would be an easy fix.

Was actually considering getting some now I have to wonder.
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Put 2 years and 25,000 k on the heated grips I installed (myself) on my 2010 Classic.
It's almost a 3 hour job.
Best money I spent on the whole bike.
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Fug heated grips...I want some heated socks....

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Hey buddy, my pops put apes on his 12 limited. They couldnt fit his heated grips and they are the stock harley grips that came on the touring models. Let me know if you would like them and I will work out a deal for ya


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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 07:02 AM
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Check the grip fuse, if that's okay then test the grips with an ohm meter. In other words make sure the grip's elements are actually shot and the wiring isn't culprit. An open in the grip's circuit will cause them to not heat.

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Just like Schmidtys said test with a meter, if its still at the shop they (hopefully) should be able to ohm them out. Make sure they aren't connected tho because then you will read ohms of the other thru the wires.

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Got heated grips for a Nightster 4 years ago, spoiled me so Softail has had them for 1 1/2 years. Use them in the spring, fall, and winter. Really have spoiled me. No problems, no failures yet. In line fuse can corrode contacts in damp weather or with condensation. have used silicone or bulb grease lightly on all fuse contacts for 2 years and no further fuse issues. For really cold, long rides, under 40 for several hours have heated gloves and jacket liner. Guess that makes me a couch dog, but I stay happy and warm...
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Fug heated grips...I want some heated socks....
Fug heated socks...I want some heated jockey shorts....
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Fug heated socks...I want some heated jockey shorts....
Amen to that!!!

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