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Offline johanp

Heated grip repair
« on: November 01, 2016, 07:18:57 am »
My left hand side heated grip isn't working and after reading some tutorials I've decided to give it a try but in my case it wasn't a loose wire so no luck there. Bought a second hand set and same story - left hand side working. Plugged the RHS into the left and that's working so it's not a wiring issue.

Long story short, I'm not paying BMW R1500 for a new one so I've ordered a DIY kit for about 70 bucks (for the element only) and will get a non heated 650 grip. I'll update this thread with progress.

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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 08:33:15 am »
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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 08:33:44 am »
Sub. Would like to know how well it works

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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2016, 08:51:27 am »
Did you cut and peel back the rubber on your original grip and reflowed the solder like suggested?
Do you know how to use a mutlimeter to measure the resistance of the original grip after unplugging it from the bike?
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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2016, 08:53:42 am »
Did you cut and peel back the rubber on your original grip and reflowed the solder like suggested?
Do you know how to use a mutlimeter to measure the resistance of the original grip after unplugging it from the bike?
I have successfully repaired my right hand side heater.
Yes and yes. The solder seemed to be fine and I have tested the resistance - it's properly dead.
The 2nd hand grips I've bought is a different story, it's got damage to the element. At least I've got a spare, working right hand side now.
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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 09:00:51 am »
Did you cut and peel back the rubber on your original grip and reflowed the solder like suggested?
Do you know how to use a mutlimeter to measure the resistance of the original grip after unplugging it from the bike?
I have successfully repaired my right hand side heater.
Yes and yes. The solder seemed to be fine and I have tested the resistance - it's properly dead.
The 2nd hand grips I've bought is a different story, it's got damage to the element. At least I've got a spare, working right hand side now.
If you can get one of them to me I will probably be able to repair if for you?
Alternatively, if I was you, I would use those elements you bought and wire them into the existing grips so that you still have the 50%/100% heaters controlled by the handlebar button rather than mounting the external switch.
 

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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2016, 09:05:30 am »
Did you cut and peel back the rubber on your original grip and reflowed the solder like suggested?
Do you know how to use a mutlimeter to measure the resistance of the original grip after unplugging it from the bike?
I have successfully repaired my right hand side heater.
Yes and yes. The solder seemed to be fine and I have tested the resistance - it's properly dead.
The 2nd hand grips I've bought is a different story, it's got damage to the element. At least I've got a spare, working right hand side now.
If you can get one of them to me I will probably be able to repair if for you?
Alternatively, if I was you, I would use those elements you bought and wire them into the existing grips so that you still have the 50%/100% heaters controlled by the handlebar button rather than mounting the external switch.
Thanks, that is exactly the plan. I've only bought the kit for the elements and will be using the original grip "base" and wiring. Or that's the plan at least.
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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2016, 12:57:26 pm »
Did you successfully completed the replacement?  My bike's lefthand grip heater grip is also dead and I've also decided against a R1300+ quote to have it repaired!
Would love to get feedback & tips from you on this option.
 

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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2016, 02:34:08 pm »
STILL waiting for my stuff from China. With any luck it'll be here before winter.
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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2016, 07:03:26 pm »
So I have finally received my kit in the post. It comes with everything you need, even insulation tape.

1)First step was to rip the original heating element off and undo the soldering
2)Then I cut the knoblies off that was used to hold the old element in place and smoothed it out with sanding paper.
3)Soldered the new element onto the onto the grip
4)Secured the element to teh grip with a piece of tape and rolled it up as tight as I could and then secured it again with tape.

I have tested it on the bike and it's working like a charm. It heats up within seconds.

Final step would be to fit a new grip but I'm a bit stuck since I don't' have one yet. Does anybody know which specific grip from BMW would fit? A part number would be even better. :)
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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2016, 03:38:23 pm »
I don't remember where I saw it, but recall that there is an OEM grip for the 1100GS or 1150GS that was not heated that fitted. Sorry that I cant be more specific. I do recall that it was not at all expensive.
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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2016, 03:42:38 pm »
I don't remember where I saw it, but recall that there is an OEM grip for the 1100GS or 1150GS that was not heated that fitted. Sorry that I cant be more specific. I do recall that it was not at all expensive.
Thanks, no worries. I got an older F650GS grip from BMW but it was too thick with the Grip Puppies. Ended up getting an even cheaper solution from Suzuki Toy Store - throttle side superbike grip. R120.
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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2016, 03:50:40 pm »
I don't remember where I saw it, but recall that there is an OEM grip for the 1100GS or 1150GS that was not heated that fitted. Sorry that I cant be more specific. I do recall that it was not at all expensive.
Thanks, no worries. I got an older F650GS grip from BMW but it was too thick with the Grip Puppies. Ended up getting an even cheaper solution from Suzuki Toy Store - throttle side superbike grip. R120.

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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2017, 12:57:33 pm »
I've just ordered one of those DIY sets to fix my F800 grips. Also need to figure out what replacement grips I'm going to use. I know the BMW part will cost an arm and a leg
 

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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2017, 01:07:50 pm »
I've just ordered one of those DIY sets to fix my F800 grips. Also need to figure out what replacement grips I'm going to use. I know the BMW part will cost an arm and a leg

Cool, so far the superbike grip with grip puppy is working great.
When fitting, just make sure there is enough wiggle room for the wires, I've already broken one off so the element needs to be fitted supper tight so it does not twist over time
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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2017, 01:10:59 pm »
I want to try fix mine too, but also not sure what grips to replace the originals with
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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2017, 01:15:22 pm »
I want to try fix mine too, but also not sure what grips to replace the originals with
Pretty much any RHS superbike grip will fit.
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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2017, 01:18:59 pm »
I want to try fix mine too, but also not sure what grips to replace the originals with
Pretty much any RHS superbike grip will fit.

And the LHS?
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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2017, 01:21:51 pm »
You use the RHS superbike grip on the LHS of the GS because the hole is slightly bigger.
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Re: Heated grip repair
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2017, 01:35:56 pm »
You use the RHS superbike grip on the LHS of the GS because the hole is slightly bigger.

Ah but what then of the throttle (RHS) side? Thats bigger no?
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