Author Occasional heated grip failure  (Read 1291 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • Offline v8guy

    • Crossrunner Master  ‐    300
    • ****
    • Topic Author

    Offline v8guy

    • Crossrunner Master
    • ****
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 300
    • Bike: 2015 R1200RS
    • City / Town: London
    • Country: UK
    Occasional heated grip failure
    on: November 27, 2019, 03:30:26 pm
    November 27, 2019, 03:30:26 pm
    For quite some time now I've had an intermittent failure with the heated grips, more or less identical to what is described here: https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/topic/79898-heated-grips/

    No heat, a flashing icon on the LCD, and the handlebar switch flashing in bursts of three. Always fixed by resetting the ignition. As far as I can recall, it only ever happens after I reconnect the battery (I disconnect the battery when the bike's not in use for more than a day or two).

    Has anyone else experienced this issue, or similar?

    Current: 2015 BMW R1200RS, 2003 Yamaha TDM900
    Past: Honda CLR125, Honda CB500, Triumph Sprint Sport, Honda VFR750FS, Suzuki DRZ400SM, 2001 Triumph Speed Triple 955i, 2015 Honda VFR800X

    "Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube" - HST

  • Offline SXHighwayman

    • Crossrunner Member  ‐    82
    • **
      #1

    Offline SXHighwayman

    • Crossrunner Member
    • **
    • Posts: 82
    • Bike: VFR800X 2016
    • City / Town: INGATESTONE
    • Country: United Kingdom
    Re: Occasional heated grip failure
    Reply #1 on: November 28, 2019, 01:07:04 pm
    November 28, 2019, 01:07:04 pm
    I haven't had the bike very long yet - and so far haven't disconnected the battery so this may not be of much use, however mine is a 2016 model so similar in ages to yours and I have the grips on whatever the weather.

    I've - fingers crossed - not noticed any issues with them thus far. They come on when asked for and stay on etc. I tend to run them on 4 or 3 for my commutes.

  • Online Skids   gb

    • Crossrunner Master  ‐    1661
    • ****
      #2

    Online Skids

    • Crossrunner Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 1661
    • Bike: 2018 800X
    • City / Town: Hitchin
    • Country: gb
    Re: Occasional heated grip failure
    Reply #2 on: November 28, 2019, 01:26:03 pm
    November 28, 2019, 01:26:03 pm
    *Originally Posted by v8guy [+]
    For quite some time now I've had an intermittent failure with the heated grips, more or less identical to what is described here: https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/topic/79898-heated-grips/

    No heat, a flashing icon on the LCD, and the handlebar switch flashing in bursts of three. Always fixed by resetting the ignition. As far as I can recall, it only ever happens after I reconnect the battery (I disconnect the battery when the bike's not in use for more than a day or two).

    Has anyone else experienced this issue, or similar?

    I ran a 2015 model for 3 years/44000 miles and never had an issue like that with them. Have you spoken with a Honda dealer to try to diagnose the issue beyond the battery?

    Might I also respectfully suggest you find a way of not having to disconnect the battery (maybe an Optimate if you have power where you park the bike) and see if that cures it. My 1200 is on a permanent Optimate when I'm not using her and I'll swap it to the Cr over Xmas when she's not being used.
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

  • Offline v8guy

    • Crossrunner Master  ‐    300
    • ****
    • Topic Author
    • #3

    Offline v8guy

    • Crossrunner Master
    • ****
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 300
    • Bike: 2015 R1200RS
    • City / Town: London
    • Country: UK
    Re: Occasional heated grip failure
    Reply #3 on: November 28, 2019, 09:47:13 pm
    November 28, 2019, 09:47:13 pm
    *Originally Posted by Skids [+]
    I ran a 2015 model for 3 years/44000 miles and never had an issue like that with them. Have you spoken with a Honda dealer to try to diagnose the issue beyond the battery?

    It's been seen by my Honda trained independent mechanic and no obvious fault has been identified, yet. The local authorised dealer does not inspire confidence, but it may find its way there eventually. It'll be headed back to my preferred mechanic soon though, as I now have an alternate facilty to use whilst he spends more time investigating. :016:

    *Originally Posted by Skids [+]
    Might I also respectfully suggest you find a way of not having to disconnect the battery (maybe an Optimate if you have power where you park the bike) and see if that cures it. My 1200 is on a permanent Optimate when I'm not using her and I'll swap it to the Cr over Xmas when she's not being used.
    Earlier in the year I invested in an Optimate solar charger, as I have no outdoor power. It worked pretty well during the summer months, but as winter draws in, it's just not seeing enough sunlight so I'm back to disconnecting the battery from the terminals (leaving the Optimate connectors in place).
    Current: 2015 BMW R1200RS, 2003 Yamaha TDM900
    Past: Honda CLR125, Honda CB500, Triumph Sprint Sport, Honda VFR750FS, Suzuki DRZ400SM, 2001 Triumph Speed Triple 955i, 2015 Honda VFR800X

    "Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube" - HST

  • Online Skids   gb

    • Crossrunner Master  ‐    1661
    • ****
      #4

    Online Skids

    • Crossrunner Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 1661
    • Bike: 2018 800X
    • City / Town: Hitchin
    • Country: gb
    Re: Occasional heated grip failure
    Reply #4 on: November 29, 2019, 05:59:05 am
    November 29, 2019, 05:59:05 am
    Roger that, you're all over it.

    Best of luck.  :028:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

  • Offline Hanger17

    • Crossrunner Member  ‐    63
    • **
      #5

    Offline Hanger17

    • Crossrunner Member
    • **
    • Posts: 63
    • Bike: crossrunnerMY16
    • City / Town: Lisburn
    • Country: northern ireland
    Re: Occasional heated grip failure
    Reply #5 on: January 27, 2020, 08:16:46 pm
    January 27, 2020, 08:16:46 pm
    why disconnect your battery, mines sat since start of november and started it on saturday without an issue. no charger on it. it was up on the ramp all that time with the wheels out.

    and my mates crosstourer 1200 lay 8 months because he broke his wrist, in a shed at the bottom of the garden, no charger. still started.



    if i cared about being judged by a stranger, i'd be religious.

  • Offline Bruggen

    • Crossrunner Pro  ‐    210
    • ***
      #6

    Offline Bruggen

    • Crossrunner Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 210
    • Bike: Crossrunner 2016
    • City / Town: Redhill
    • Country: UK
    Re: Occasional heated grip failure
    Reply #6 on: January 28, 2020, 04:01:43 pm
    January 28, 2020, 04:01:43 pm
    I use the Solar panel from Halfords at £39 its a third of the price of the optimate one it's 6w output which is plenty for a bike battery, been using it for the past 2 years, never had a problem. :028:

  • Offline Hanger17

    • Crossrunner Member  ‐    63
    • **
      #7

    Offline Hanger17

    • Crossrunner Member
    • **
    • Posts: 63
    • Bike: crossrunnerMY16
    • City / Town: Lisburn
    • Country: northern ireland
    Re: Occasional heated grip failure
    Reply #7 on: January 28, 2020, 04:23:43 pm
    January 28, 2020, 04:23:43 pm
     :008: it prob didnt even work and still have no problems.
    batterys are better than they used to be x10. time the owners came into the 21st century too 🤣🤣🤣
    if i cared about being judged by a stranger, i'd be religious.