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Concours 1400 (C14) FAQ => C-14, aka Concours-14 GTR 1400 => Body and frame => Topic started by: tonedeaf on May 12, 2011, 12:49:12 am

Title: Glove Box Issue
Post by: tonedeaf on May 12, 2011, 12:49:12 am
Looks like I get the first real beef about KiPiss. The latch on my glove box does not work worth a darn. Took it in for service, the tech says a little silicone spray will take care of it, rode away and the thing still works like crap, didn't see much point in going any further with the service guy.

Looks like the latch was designed by the Jane Goodall Simian University.
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 12, 2011, 02:38:54 am
This isn't a KIPASS issue.   What year bike? 
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: Bob on May 12, 2011, 02:44:10 am
This isn't a KIPASS issue.   What year bike?


My thoughts exactly to the words!
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: jumby on May 12, 2011, 03:32:02 am
My glove box hasn't worked right since day one. Very cheap set up.
I just live with it.
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 12, 2011, 04:44:37 am
There were problems with the '10 locking glove box and a few with the 08/09 non-locking.  There supposedly is a 'fix' for the locking ones that Kawi knows about.
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: Makz58 on May 12, 2011, 07:21:23 am
Kawi replaced mine on my 10 with what they said was the latest and greatest. Works great now...
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: dbird29 on May 12, 2011, 08:26:45 am
'10 models have an issue?
What is different and what is the new part #?
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: Mister Tee on May 12, 2011, 08:37:38 am
On a cold day I sometimes have to pull the plastic latch back up manually.
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: Cold Streak on May 12, 2011, 10:31:32 am
If you give the lid a push, from the handle bars towards the seat, while holding down the button, it will pop open.  I have that problem if I overfill it slightly.
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: CrashGordon on May 12, 2011, 04:28:27 pm
There's a glove box?  Oh, you mean that tiny cigarette case in front of my gashole.  Never use it.
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: stevewfl on May 12, 2011, 04:44:06 pm
quit being a grump and let the warranty man handle bizness  ;D
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 12, 2011, 04:51:29 pm
quit being a grump and let the warranty man handle bizness  ;D

Ok, Steve, good to see you back.  Unfortunately all your pictures may not have survived so you'll have your work cut out for you.
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: stevewfl on May 12, 2011, 06:11:39 pm
Ok, Steve, good to see you back.  Unfortunately all your pictures may not have survived so you'll have your work cut out for you.

thanks and LMAO!
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: booger on May 12, 2011, 06:39:35 pm
There's a glove box?  Oh, you mean that tiny cigarette case in front of my gashole.  Never use it.

Hmmmm.  I have different equipment in front of my gashole. ;D
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: tonedeaf on May 12, 2011, 08:12:52 pm
This isn't a KIPASS issue.   What year bike?

On the '10/'11 models the glove box latch is driven by a solonoid under direction from the KiPiss system. It
is very poorly designed.

I will surely check out the fix next time I am in for service.

Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: blue14 on May 12, 2011, 08:19:41 pm
Mine will open with the stovekey off just by the proper wiggling of the latch.  Then when Kipass is activated with the key in the on position it doesn't want to open.

Really the only thing that hasn't worked perfect on the bike.
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: KawiMick on May 12, 2011, 10:39:58 pm
Mine works great since I fixed it.  The fix was completely described WITH pictures
on the old forum.  :(

Mick
Title: Re: Glove Box Issue
Post by: Bob on May 13, 2011, 04:52:23 am
Hmmmm.  I have different equipment in front of my gashole. ;D


I guess that would be better than behind!  :o