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Offline ItchyOxter

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Heated grips query
« on: May 12, 2021, 09:03:44 PM »
Just back from a wee run tonight and have noticed that the heated grips (Triumph ones) keep turning themselves off every 5 min or so. Done a quick search to no avail, any thoughts?
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Re: Heated grips query
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2021, 09:20:32 PM »
Low battery? Is it charging?

From manual "If a low voltage is detected, the heated
grips switch will power off. The heated
grips will not function again until the
voltage rises to a safe level.
The switch will not power back on
automatically even if the voltage rises to
the safe level. The user must manually
press the switch again to activate the
heated grips."

This is for 2018 model, not sure about others.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2021, 09:24:21 PM by characticus »

Offline ItchyOxter

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Re: Heated grips query
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2021, 09:26:33 PM »
I put it on charge when I got in and I've just noticed it is still charging (about an hour). Could be the answer, I've only managed short runs over the last few days so its maybe not getting enough juice to get it up to full charge.
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Re: Heated grips query
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2021, 09:18:23 AM »
Check your charging levels with a DVM. With engine off you should have in the region of 12v measured at the battery. With engine running at idle, again measuring at battery should be approx 14.3v ish.  High 14+ is bad as is below 13. Blipping the throttle shouldn't vary the reading by anything at all really (maybe 0.1 to 0.2 v)

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Re: Heated grips query
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2021, 10:14:55 AM »
Battery was on charge and has taken about 4 hours to become fully charged, which is unusual. Have ordered a new battery today as the one in the bike must be about 7 years old anyway. Fingers crossed its just an age related battery issue!
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Re: Heated grips query
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2021, 11:30:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by ItchyOxter [+]
Battery was on charge and has taken about 4 hours to become fully charged, which is unusual. Have ordered a new battery today as the one in the bike must be about 7 years old anyway. Fingers crossed its just an age related battery issue!

Only 7 years!!  Cheap shite  :017:  Got 9 out of mine :300:
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Re: Heated grips query
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2021, 04:20:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Only 7 years!!  Cheap shite  :017:  Got 9 out of mine :300:

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Re: Heated grips query
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2021, 09:10:51 PM »
Well! New battery received today, charged and fitted.  Heated Grips switched themselves off again after about 5 mins, bollocks! Took the bike to a mates to use his multimeter and check charging. Basically, its not, wouldn't rise above 12.8v. What next? Regular/rectifier or stator, both silly prices. Anyone any advice/experience with this. Bike is only 12,000 miles old and I'm as useful as a glass trampoline when it comes to electrics. Any advice appreciated!
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Re: Heated grips query
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2021, 09:27:38 PM »
Most likely the reg/rect. There are some basic checks you can do on both of these using a multimeter that may indicate which is the problem. I can post more details how to do these if you want.

As you say, Triumph parts are silly prices. There are other options but care is needed some of the pattern reg/rects on Ebay etc are poor quality fakes.  A second hand genuine part may be a better bet.

 


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