Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
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Sorry that I haven't replied on this item but I do appreciate all the comments & feedback, here is an update with some answers to the various suggestions etc.
I'm not sure what make of heated grips i have, these were installed by delaer at my request when I ordered the bike, there's no visable markings on either the grips or switchgear. I suspect these might be original Kawasaki units but not sure.
As someone suggested I did take some battery voltage readings as follows;
Engine off, lights off, grips off = 12.8 vdc.
Engine idle, lights off, grips off = 13.6 vdc.
Engine at 3500 rpm, lights off, grips off = 14.2 vdc.
Engine idle, grips on, lights off = 13.5 vdc.
Engine at 3500 rpm, grips on, lights off = 14.2 vdc.
Engine idle, grips on, lights on = 13.5 vdc.
Engine at 3500 rpm, grips on, lights on = 14.2 vdc.
The grip switch LED's did nnot flash at any time during these checks.
I spoke to the local delater service manager & we did sme further checks.
We could get the LED's to flash when the engine was stopped with the ignition & lights still selected on, he thought this flashing might indicate a low battery condition as sensed by the grips.
Once the engine was started and reved to 2000 rpm + the flashing stopped so perhaps this is true.
So this is not a big deal but I wodner if anybody else has seen this?