Hello..I have a 2018 Tour model and IMO the heated grips are to be polite...crap...can these be replaced with aftermarket heated grips that will still work with the existing honda "tank" switch? thxs for any help
I had all kinds of issues with my heated grips and seat on my "new" left over 2018 and after 6 month after troubleshooting some heated gear found out my battery was actually the problem...3 years old never left on a tender at the dealer...replaced with a lithium Iron Phosphate for $135 and my troubles are gone...those grips will get to hot to hold now.Hello..I have a 2018 Tour model and IMO the heated grips are to be polite...crap...can these be replaced with aftermarket heated grips that will still work with the existing honda "tank" switch? thxs for any help
I think the issue was with all the heated gear, heated grips on, heated seat on, it was dragging my voltage down to 10.5 volts and the bike would shut off the grips/seat heaters to reduce the electrical load. My heated gear was connected directly to the battery so the bike could not reduce the draw of the heated gear. My controller light flashed red/green cause the internal monitor saw the voltage drop to low and it would go into shut down mode and you had to power it off/on for it to work again. If I went 80MPH everything would stay working. I thought it was the voltage regulator or the alternator but Jon at California-Heat told me he's seen this before and after he swapped out the controller the battery was his next best guess. I'm not sure why but i absolutely fixed the problem and I no longer have during at idle with everything plugged in and it all works as intended.I'm trying to see how a battery that will start the bike can cause the heated grips to not heat as they should...isn't the bike, once started, running off of the alternator for its electrical power and not the battery ?
Two equally valid explanations come to mind: