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Re: KIPASS BYPASS Mod by BDF
« Reply #180 on: December 20, 2014, 06:44:33 am »
The activation switch failures are down since Kawasaki put in a stiffer (Easy Boys!) spring under that switch. They still stick though- I had a customer in (I think?) Nevada who was plagued by the same old problem with a 2014 :-(  The way to eliminate the problem is to put in a positive displacement switch that is mechanically linked to the main key mechanism so when it sticks, the rider can pull on the switch until it is free and back in the 'OFF' position.

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So what's the deal with these 'Kipass' failures? Are they still an issue even on late 2014 bikes? If not, when was the issue corrected for good? I'll buy a new '13 or '14, and want to know if this is still an issue. Although I have to say a quick shot of silicone spray every few months could eliminate that issue, no? But that harness has the extra feature of functioning like a theft-deterrent device. Hope I don't have to buy either product (Kipass bypass and LFW harness), but I will if still a problem. Thanks.
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Re: KIPASS BYPASS Mod by BDF
« Reply #181 on: April 12, 2015, 01:37:52 pm »
I now (12 Apr 2015) have some of these in stock again.

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Re: KIPASS BYPASS Mod by BDF
« Reply #182 on: April 21, 2015, 09:27:28 am »
Was the Kipass issue resolved in the 2014 C14?


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Re: KIPASS BYPASS Mod by BDF
« Reply #183 on: April 21, 2015, 09:45:39 am »
Not judging by some of my customers situations. Apparently, the beat goes on....

The only thing Kawasaki did to address this problem that I am aware of is to install a stiffer (Easy Boys!) spring in the activation switch somewhere back around 2011 or 2012. It did reduce the incidence of the problems but did not eliminate them unfortunately. Reducing the number of occurrences is a good thing but does not do a rider much good if it is he / she that is stuck; there is little comfort in knowing you are now in a small group of people who will be stranded.

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Was the Kipass issue resolved in the 2014 C14?
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Re: KIPASS BYPASS Mod
« Reply #184 on: October 08, 2015, 06:31:53 pm »
Great- glad that it saved you a tow. You can actually finish your vacation still using the bike- leave the top cover off and unplug / reconnect that connector whenever you need to start the bike. It is a pain but at least you will not have to abandon your trip.

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My bike acted up a couple of days ago but I thought it timed me out because I just pushed the switch too many times without starting it right away. Today it happened twice & now it did it again. I kept hitting/ tapping the key & it unlocked once but stuck again. I'll try the tricks you listed.
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Re: KIPASS BYPASS Mod by BDF
« Reply #185 on: October 09, 2015, 04:39:52 am »
What year bike?
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Re: KIPASS BYPASS Mod
« Reply #186 on: October 09, 2015, 04:48:32 am »
My bike acted up a couple of days ago but I thought it timed me out because I just pushed the switch too many times without starting it right away. Today it happened twice & now it did it again. I kept hitting/ tapping the key & it unlocked once but stuck again. I'll try the tricks you listed.

You can also press the stoveknob down all the way and then let your finger slide off to the side, thus allowing the knob to spring back up with a pop. Some have had luck in unsticking the switch this way.
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Re: KIPASS BYPASS Mod by BDF
« Reply #187 on: October 09, 2015, 09:38:33 am »
What year bike?

Appears to be a '13 going by this pic?
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Re: KIPASS BYPASS Mod by BDF
« Reply #188 on: October 09, 2015, 07:30:57 pm »
I have this mod plus a hammer.  One can't be too careful.  Also never wash it.
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Re: KIPASS BYPASS Mod by BDF
« Reply #189 on: October 10, 2015, 07:07:47 am »
I have this mod plus a hammer.  One can't be too careful.  Also never wash it.

You never wash your hammer?    ;)
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Re: KIPASS BYPASS Mod by BDF
« Reply #190 on: October 10, 2015, 11:51:08 am »
I think what the man may or may not do with his hammer is rather private. At least I do not want to know anymore about it.....

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Re: KIPASS BYPASS Mod by BDF
« Reply #191 on: October 12, 2015, 05:28:12 am »
Ah, forum Twits.  It makes life worth living... :finger_fing11:
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Re: KIPASS BYPASS Mod by BDF
« Reply #192 on: October 22, 2015, 12:44:49 pm »
Hi Brian.¡
Can you indicate the installation?
Is it easy to install?
Could you put on the web explanatory pdf documents on the installation.
tell me the shipping to Spain
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Re: KIPASS BYPASS Mod by BDF
« Reply #193 on: October 22, 2015, 01:45:03 pm »
Hey charlie...how you been? Good to hear from you.
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Re: KIPASS BYPASS Mod by BDF
« Reply #194 on: November 10, 2015, 09:08:10 pm »
What year bike?

Sorry, mine is an 08. That seat picture was the one whos seat I bought ;)
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