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post #1 of 11 Old 02-19-2015, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Oxford heated grips

Hi i need some help. Has anyone had problems fitting original Suzuki hand gaurds with Oxford heated grips. I have found that after taking weights of the handlebar end that the bolts are longer than those supplied in the kit but are still to short Has anyone else found this problem and what was there solution
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-19-2015, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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bolt length

Discovered or have been told that standard length of bolt is 110 mm in length,
Does anyone know the length of ones supplied with Suzuli hand gaurds as the ones i have in kit are only 80 mm in length
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post #3 of 11 Old 02-19-2015, 07:45 PM
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The combo works on '09

I have Suzuki hand guards and Oxford heated grips on my '09 Wee. But the dealer put them on when I bought the bike so I don't know the details. I did have to replace one of the hand guards and bar weight after an oops. The hand guards were stock Suzuki.

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post #4 of 11 Old 02-19-2015, 09:43 PM
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I installed the Suzuki hand guards myself and I believe they came with new bar end screws that were longer. Had no trouble putting it together.

So is this an issue with the Oxford grips pushing the bar end weights further out? I'm not sure how the heated grips enter into this but I'm very curious as I'm about to order some in the next two weeks. Could you provide some clarification on what exactly the problem is?
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post #5 of 11 Old 02-20-2015, 01:50 AM
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Oxford Grips on '12 Wee

I have the Oxford grips on my '12 Wee with OEM hand guards and bar end weights and didn't have any issues. I don't remember 100% the install process, but I don't recall using different bolts with it. Guessing this won't help you much, but good luck anyways!
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-20-2015, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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The standard length screw is 110 mm as dealer told me and that is what mine measured. I ended up using same bolts but guy at work just drilled bar end weights further 10 mm and they fitted a treat Just need to find out why my new supplied bolts were shorter at 80 mm
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post #7 of 11 Old 02-20-2015, 03:17 PM
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I installed Hot Grips heated grips last week on the 2013 without any issues with the Suzuki hand-gaurd and bar ends.

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post #8 of 11 Old 02-20-2015, 03:44 PM
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I'm slightly confused by the question.

I don't see what the grips have to do with the hand guards / bar ends and vice versa. The Oxfords don't overhang the end of the bars so they don't impede the installation of the bar ends.

There has been some discussion about the '12 OEM handguards actually needing a shorter bolt (as supplied) which is counter intuitive as most people think they need a longer bolt. Search for it.

I used pre-2011 handguards on my 2012 (because they were a lot cheaper) and simply built my own inner bar mount as pictured. Always an option. EDIT - Note that I have aluminum bars, not the OEM steel. Fuel line size is for aluminum.

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post #9 of 11 Old 02-20-2015, 08:15 PM
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I've got the oxfords on my 2013 and had issues with the hand guards install until I realized that I needed to remove the nut in the handlebars. Once removed you use the bolts and hardware that came with the kit. Hope this helps!
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post #10 of 11 Old 02-21-2015, 07:40 AM
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I had previously installed the genuine handguards and used the hardware supplied . I have just fitted the oxford v8 touring grips with no hassles at all . Everything went as planned however a word of caution . If you fit the grips in a manner as to be inconspicuous just check the wiring hitting the plastic tank guards . You will lose lock to lock . I am fabricating some bumpers that will stop damage to the tank plastics in event of a heavy slap .
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