Author Topic: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure  (Read 28373 times)

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down
« Reply #45 on: January 17, 2012, 02:08:35 pm »
Absolutely correct, Jim.

What if KiPass was done with fingerprint recognition or a retina scan?   ;D


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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #46 on: January 19, 2012, 03:31:52 pm »
I called the dealer to inquire about my bike & they said Kaw is sending a "spring kit" to replace some of the inner springs in the switch.  They said they've had a few instances but nothing near a recall. 

The dealer couldn't tell me the details of the "spring kit" b/c they hadn't received the parts yet or ever replaced the insides of the switch.  They did say they disassembled my switch & couldn't visually see anything wrong with the switch. 

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #47 on: January 19, 2012, 06:37:51 pm »
All it is is a coil spring- it looks like something out of a retractable ball point pen. The replacement is heavier (has more force) than the original.

The KiPass activation switch is nothing more than a push button switch (technically called a momentary contact, normally open switch) that is hidden under and operated by the main ignition switch being pressed down. Occasionally the activation switch sticks in the down position and KiPass shuts down after a short time to prevent the battery from being drained. That is the entire problem- nothing more than a sticking switch worth about $0.04. And the 'fix' is just as simple- a stronger spring to return the switch back to the off position with more force.

In the really early models there was some evidence of a burr on the plunger of the switch but I have not heard anything about that being the case in a long time.

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I called the dealer to inquire about my bike & they said Kaw is sending a "spring kit" to replace some of the inner springs in the switch.  They said they've had a few instances but nothing near a recall. 

The dealer couldn't tell me the details of the "spring kit" b/c they hadn't received the parts yet or ever replaced the insides of the switch.  They did say they disassembled my switch & couldn't visually see anything wrong with the switch.
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2012, 07:14:00 am »
Lolife, what is the name of your dealer, I want to inquire about the spring kit.

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2012, 07:22:38 am »
The mad pow-ah of KiPass deserves more than 4 pages
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2012, 07:25:30 am »
Lolife, what is the name of your dealer, I want to inquire about the spring kit.

Its Anderson Powersports in Anderson SC. Their number is 864-225-0651. The guy in the service dept is named Kyle.

My real name is Michael Myers. He wont have a clue who lolife is.

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #51 on: January 20, 2012, 02:16:43 pm »
Its Anderson Powersports in Anderson SC. Their number is 864-225-0651. The guy in the service dept is named Kyle.

My real name is Michael Myers. He wont have a clue who lolife is.

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #52 on: January 20, 2012, 03:04:32 pm »
What has the world come to.
This is a Kipass thread right?
Has anyone called to make sure the Capn' is alive?
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #53 on: January 20, 2012, 03:35:16 pm »
I bet if you show up at the dealer wearing a face mask they will finish your bike a lot sooner....  ;D

Sorry- you are probably more than sick of having your chain pulled about that by now.

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Its Anderson Powersports in Anderson SC. Their number is 864-225-0651. The guy in the service dept is named Kyle.

My real name is Michael Myers. He wont have a clue who lolife is.
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #54 on: January 20, 2012, 03:40:16 pm »
Yeah, Bob is alive and well but doesn't frequent these parts anymore, at least not using any name we would recognize. He is quite active over on the other site though. Go over there and mention KiPass.... different site, same old reaction.  ;)

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What has the world come to.
This is a Kipass thread right?
Has anyone called to make sure the Capn' is alive?
Homo Sapiens Sapiens and just a tad of Neanderthal but it usually does not show....  My Private mail is blocked; it is not you, it is me, just like that dating partner said all those years ago. Please send an e-mail if you want to contact me privately.

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #55 on: January 20, 2012, 03:47:19 pm »
Yeah I noticed.
THen someone made his year and asked for a comparison between the C14 and the Feejer.
Of course, he wrote a book.
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #56 on: January 20, 2012, 10:50:34 pm »
Yeah I noticed.
THen someone made his year and asked for a comparison between the C14 and the Feejer.
Of course, he wrote a book.
Probably broke the Guinness world record for exclaimation marks in a single post too.
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2012, 04:24:01 am »
Mentioning Guinness got my attention.. :P    Bob has a right to be touchy on that subject after what he went through.  I miss him here.
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #58 on: January 21, 2012, 05:22:43 am »
Yeah, Bob is alive and well but doesn't frequent these parts anymore, at least not using any name we would recognize. He is quite active over on the other site though. Go over there and mention KiPass.... different site, same old reaction.  ;)

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2012, 04:40:44 pm »
Lolife, what is the name of your dealer, I want to inquire about the spring kit.

If you call them, I'm curious as to what they would say to you.  If you don't mind, would you post how they treated you?  I've had really ups & downs with this dealer.  Problem is they're only a few miles from the house but I've had excellent service & really crappy service out of them & nothing in between.

Surprised you didn't choose 'Halloween' for a handle LOL  ;D ;D

I bet if you show up at the dealer wearing a face mask they will finish your bike a lot sooner....  ;D

Sorry- you are probably more than sick of having your chain pulled about that by now.

Brian

It gets a little old but honestly I've dealt with my entire life. Every debit card purchase & phone call I make where I have to say my name, I get the same Halloween serial killer comments.  I've learned to live with it & make the most out of it.  I usually humor the person & move on.  Only time it gets really annoying is Halloween night.  My home phone blows up with prank calls.  Its my fault b/c I shouldn't have my name in the phone book as Michael Myers anyway.   :D

What's funny is I never get the comedian Mike Myers.  You'd think someone would go all Austin Powers on me but its never happened.   :o