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Offline Dommy

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Koso Apollo Heated Grips - they do not work anymore?
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:54:00 PM »
Hi all.

I have Koso Apollo heated grips on my Versys 2013 my and today suddenly they stopped to work ... not a convenient situation given the temperature just above 0 °C today  :43:

I suspect some wiring/connections problems, because I got the bike this week after suspensions upgrade and some parts repainted in a new colour, so the mechanic for sure touched the wiring during parts dismantling and reassembling - for example also the gears counter stopped to work the day before.

I had the grips set at level 3 of heating, then I pulled off to take a pause and switched the engine off with the heating on. Then after a few minutes I started the engine and the grips did not start again - the interesting thing is that upon turning the ignition key on to lit the dashboard (but right before starting the engine), the grip switch produces a white light which goes off after a second (different from the green or blue or yellow or orange or red light when the grips are on)??

Have you ever experienced something like this with your Koso grips?

I attach a pic of the left grip with the control switch.

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Re: Koso Apollo Heated Grips - they do not work anymore?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 12:08:57 AM »
How's your battery....Another great feature is the Low-voltage battery protection. This system will detect if the battery voltage is too low and will automatically turn off the heated grips in order to make sure the rider have enough power to start the engine.
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Re: Koso Apollo Heated Grips - they do not work anymore?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 12:13:32 AM »
You might want to check the 4amp fuse also while checking your connections...https://www.revzilla.com/assets/0001/7490/koso_apollo_heated_grips.pdf
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Re: Koso Apollo Heated Grips - they do not work anymore?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 05:42:49 AM »
The control switch went bad on mine recently. I have since used a toggle switch instead. The grips take about 3 amps to run.
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Re: Koso Apollo Heated Grips - they do not work anymore?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 09:56:49 AM »
I've just ordered some of these, I like the integrated switch, hope they don't go wrong.

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Re: Koso Apollo Heated Grips - they do not work anymore?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 10:04:07 AM »
Ok, I solved the problem.

It was probably the switch (see pic above) that was jammed.
I used a small screwdriver to remove the external black cover and I touched the gum white layer underneath to unjam, then I remounted the black cover and it work perfectly now.

My feeling is that this switch is very sensitive to the pushing force applied (especially with heavy winter gloves on), so it's better to take care when using the switch (activate it without the glove before starting to ride, for example ...).


 



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