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Check those wires.

I finally got the Versys out today for a ride, been to much salt and grit until the rains came last week.

Anyway it was about 60 so I turned on the heated grips and soon I noticed that only the right one was heating up. As I was only going to be out an hour or so I just flipped them off, not worth messing around with on the side of the road. On getting home I disconnected them at the plugs and swapped sides and both worked! I pull them and looked and the connectors where green and nasty with corrosion. A bit of sandpaper and contact cleaner and THEN a shot on Dielectric grease and it all better. So check those wires and it only takes one to ruin your day. If i'd had a long ride and it was colder it'd been a hard choice to park the Versys and take the KLR or freeze my Piddy Paws.


Even with the grip problem it sure was nice to get out for a bit.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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ANY time I open an electric connection, I try to remember to put some dielectric grease in BEFORE I put it back together.



I actually have a "fairly savvy" friend (works on all his rides) who believes that dielectric grease is an insulator...!


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