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Old 12-11-2011, 01:57 PM
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Question Problem with Oxford Hot grip

Bought my 650 k7 with Oxford Hotgrips and the left grip does not heat.
Had the garage to check it out and they said that the wiring was fine but the control unit was not giving any power on one of the sides. After that both sides worked for a while, but now the left has stopped heating again. In addition, I hate the button.

So:
1. I dont like the control, the "buttons" are very hard to press. Would have much preferred proper buttons.
2. See little reason to replace the handles since they obviously work, it is only the control unit that is not working properly.

What to do? Can I get a replacement for the oxford control? Are there other controls that would do the same job but that has better buttons?

Thanks for any ideas on this. I really need the heated grips since I do commute with the bike every week, also in December...
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:16 PM
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I like these better. A continuously variable rang on a single knob works great for me.
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I like these better. A continuously variable rang on a single knob works great for me.
Thanks! But I am not smart enough to figure out which of them would be best. And they are still around 80$ which is almost as much as a new set of hotgrips...
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:58 PM
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If you register at the site, a simple handgrip heat troller is $55.
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One or both of my Oxfords stopped working after I installed them. Turned out the fitting had spread the connectors too much. Bent in the females with a metal probe and all was well.
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I like these better. A continuously variable rang on a single knob works great for me.
As usual, GW nailed it. The Heat-troller is infinitely better (pun intended) than the Oxford controller. It's more reliable, easier to adjust, and you can panel-mount it so you don't have that huge switch on the bars. Money well spent, IMHO.
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Old bike had the OEM grips with a 'troller type control. Put the Oxfords on the new bike and went with the standard switch to save a few bucks. The Head-troller would definitely have been a better choice and I'm probably going to have to cough up the bucks to get one. I haven't figured out where to mount the Oxford switch. Since I've got Hippo Hands I can't mount it in the usual place because I wouldn't be able to see it. Can't feel the buttons well enough to change settings while in motion. With the heat troller, just rotate it a bit, doesn't matter if I can tell exactly what the setting is, just adjust again if it isn't quite right. Ok, I think I know something to add to Santa's list.
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This morning (the first sub 30 ride of the year!!!), I went out early to start the bike and let my grips warm up (set them to 100%). When i started riding down the road I noticed my grips were not hot! They never did heat up. I pressed the button to turn them off and back on and nothing. I stopped for coffee and turned the bike off, then back on, and nothing. Got my coffee came back to the bike and turned it and the grips on...and they worked...Any thoughts?

I didn't even wiggle any connectors (though they are strapped and taped up pretty good so wiggling them probably wouldn't even move them)
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:27 AM
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The Oxford controller turns the grips off if the available voltage is low.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:28 AM
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But I was riding down the highway at 50mph...i imagine i had enough juice.
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