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post #1 of 20 Old 02-09-2016, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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oxford heated grips

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Just curious if these grips will fit the 14+ dl1000? I heard the Suzuki OEM grips were junk so I guess I'll buy these if they fit. Any idea if the oxfords also work with the Kaoko throttle lock?

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This is the grip I'm looking at Heaterz Premium Adventure - Heated Grips - Oxford Products USA Inc.

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post #2 of 20 Old 02-09-2016, 03:10 PM
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Not sure OEM is junk, but they are most certainly overpriced. The Oxfords will fit perfectly and work fine with your Kaoko throttle lock, but don't get the "adventure series" as they are too long and MUST be trimmed to fit. Get the touring or sport model.......trust me if you want the easiest install.
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Have a look here:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl1000a-...install-2.html
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I have the OEM and it's certainly not "junk". In fact they work great on my bike. Whether they last that has yet to be seen and they are certainly overpriced. I just helped a friend of mine install the Oxfords on his V2. I do not know which kit he got but after cutting off the stock grip on the throttle side, he had to shave the ridges off the throttle tube to get the Oxford grip to fit. Not a big deal at all. The OEM comes with a new throttle tube so it was easier to install the OEM grips. We also put 3M reflective tape on the clutch side so the grip would not heat sink in to the handlebars causing uneven heating between the two grips. His Oxfords are nice and for the $80 he paid for them I would say it's well worth the extra work to install.
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Thanks for the advice! I was just going based on searches off this forum. I found people saying that the OEM's did not provide much heat and was basically useless. I guess this may be false?

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I could not imagine anyone purchasing the OEM heated grips over the Oxfords. I have a set of them on both my bikes and they work great, and both sets are still more then $100 cheaper than just one set of the OEM. If it's the OEM connector you're after than hit up Eastern Beaver.


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Need to move to AZ! No need for heated grips here..(at least in Phx area) . I always like to have a reserve of amps for all else on my bike.

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Yeah I wish! I live south of Winnipeg and always ride until the snow falls. Some days I rode in 0 degrees lol!

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Have the Oxfords,

Just finished a 4500mi trek across the US in temps ranging from 75 to 15 degrees F. They are awesome!

If you get them, take the time to remove the tank and wire them to the existing accessory connector. That way you'll have switched power and wont have to dick with forgetting to turn them off when you leave the bike.
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Have the Oxfords,

Just finished a 4500mi trek across the US in temps ranging from 75 to 15 degrees F. They are awesome!

If you get them, take the time to remove the tank and wire them to the existing accessory connector. That way you'll have switched power and wont have to dick with forgetting to turn them off when you leave the bike.
Do our bikes have both an accessory connector and OEM Heated grip connector? Or just the heated grip connector

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