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Offline Terrynyc

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Heated grips
« on: October 21, 2017, 07:51:15 pm »
Anyone have any experience with the Oxford Heaterz grips?  I'm running Hot Grips now and after ten years the heating elements on the clutch side have been worn to the surface.  I'm trying to decide whether to just order up another pair or try something new.
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Re: Heated grips
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 10:53:13 pm »
They look nice...in the box...in a cabinet. Because that's where mine are!  :)) Haven't put them on yet, just wanted to pipe up! They seem to be good quality, though.
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Re: Heated grips
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 09:02:28 pm »
I have them on my 09 and they work great. Both sides are the same temperature. My bike came with the elements that go under the grips. The clutch side never got as hot as the throttle side. I couldn't stand that so I replaced them with the Oxford grips. My only complaint is the grips aren't as comfortable as the stock grips. They're pretty hard.
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Re: Heated grips
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 09:07:52 pm »
Anyone have any experience with the Oxford Heaterz grips?  I'm running Hot Grips now and after ten years the heating elements on the clutch side have been worn to the surface.  I'm trying to decide whether to just order up another pair or try something new.

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Re: Heated grips
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 09:34:51 pm »
I've had the oxford heated grips for a little over a year now. They get very hot so its nice in the winter.On the 100% setting they cause my gloves to steam when its raining. You also cant wear thin gloves on 100%.The install was a breeze.

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Re: Heated grips
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 01:00:57 pm »
These work great, i use both heated grips and heated gloves but never the same time! I use the grips in early spring and late fall season, or on my afternoon rides where I don't want the bulk of my heated gloves yet still want some warmth after switching to a lighter set of gloves.
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Re: Heated grips
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 05:48:43 pm »
Thanks for the input.  I might just do the switch but it might be a tad easier to just splice in a grip on the clutch side and stick with the Hot Grips since it's already wired up.  My one gripe with Hot Grips was the rubber wasn't all that grippy.
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Re: Heated grips
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2018, 07:45:22 pm »
Well decided to go with the Heaters Sport Grips after all.  Had some fun removing my old Hot Grips due to my overenthusiastic use of JB Weld as recounted on the COG Facebook page.
Observations:. Much easier install than my previous Grips.  Slightly thinner than old grips but the tackier rubber and texture make them much more comfortable.  No longer have.to grip them as hard.  Might even be able to forego my throttle rocker.  All in all a definite improvement.
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