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post #281 of 343 (permalink) Old 10-24-2016, 08:24 PM
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The OEM grips off the VFR were fitted to the AT. However, the AT does not generate enough power to get them hot enough for cold climates. This was as told to me by a Honda dealer.
That sounds a bit odd considering the AT has a 500 watt power output.

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Decided to give the Honda grip heaters a pass after reading lukewarm reviews of the latest incarnation. Kijima sells a set similar to the Honda grips with a lefthand illuminated button control but I ended up buying their $50 heated grips with an illuminated dial control so I don't have to mess around resetting the heat after each restart during trips. These are nice and warm with a max temp of 158F/70C.


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The package arrived yesterday, 5 days ahead of schedule! I am waiting for another GPS wiring loom to arrive, then I can remove all the plastics and do whatever needs to be in one go. When all the wiring is done I will be fitting the Rockfox upper and lower bar.

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There is a controller in the grip assembly you will get from Honda and that controller is very vulnerable to water getting in. Have your dealer put a dab of silicone on the controller where the wires go in and save yourself a headache later on. (I speak from expensive experience.)
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Heater Controller Unit

Has anyone had any trouble with the heater controller unit (under the rear left plastic) going bad. I've fried two????

There doesn't appear to be a short anywhere. I installed the OEM grips myself, but everything was plug and play, so i'm not sure what could be going wrong.

Both times it appears to happen when I start the bike. I'm wondering if i'm getting some weird power surge.

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Has anyone had any trouble with the heater controller unit (under the rear left plastic) going bad. I've fried two????

There doesn't appear to be a short anywhere. I installed the OEM grips myself, but everything was plug and play, so i'm not sure what could be going wrong.

Both times it appears to happen when I start the bike. I'm wondering if i'm getting some weird power surge.

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So far mine have been working just fine but I've only used them a couple times since a bit over a week ago.

I put up a description of the install on this thread, one page back. I have the newest kit with the wire filter and "white" wire isolation part of the newst instillation instructions.

I will say, if it's only that control unit under the left back side panel, you're getting off easy. That's an easier part to get to.

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True true. I'm not sure how many more units I can get from honda. They don't sell the part seperate right now. So to get the unit, they had to order the whole kit and swap out the unit.

I'll run some more eletrical tests on it this week and figure out if there is some sort of spike or short that I am missing.

I did install the one with the noise filter over the white wire....I'm worry, as careful as I was, that maybe i yanked on a wire too hard while installing them. Everything was soo freaking tight.

Ill let you know what I find incase anyone else has a similar issue.
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post #288 of 343 (permalink) Old 11-28-2016, 06:11 AM
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Gents, good news!. The fix to cure the pathetic heat output is out. My bike is going in on the 30th to have it done. I will report back with news, only had to wait 8 months.....
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I'm curious what solution they propose.
On mine, by test case, they put VFR800 heated grips. Temperature went from 22C to 34 C. It's better but still not good enough .
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Could someone having the Honda heated grips, measure the voltage of the white wire at the heater control unit connector behind the left back side cover, when the heated grips are at full power.

That white wire goes to heated grips on -symbol at the meter. I'd like to get the symbol working with my
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heated grips and I'm planning to apply 12 V to that white wire allways when the heated grips are on.
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