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post #1 of 19 Old 09-23-2018, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Oxford Heated Grip Install Perfection

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On a 2012+ and when installing the oxford heated grips, did anyone try removing the plastic on the throttle tube nearest the start button? I have attached pictures to demonstrate. It seems that if the plastic were removed, then the grip could slide further onto the throttle tube. The second picture shows what it looks like with the grip slid over as far as possible and I'd say it bugs me a bit. The third pictures shows there is a bit of grip left hanging over the handlebar with the grip fully slid to the left. These are the touring version of the oxfords and are almost perfect length.

Thoughts? Should I try cutting that plastic off?
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post #2 of 19 Old 09-23-2018, 07:16 PM
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Yes I did remove that plastic on my throttle tube when using touring grips. I think there is a thread in the forum discussing that as well.


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That plastic lip on the inside of your throttle tube is a simple design element to prevent the grip from ever sliding across and binding on your switch block.

Sure, you can remove it - but should you? Can you guarantee that sometime in the future your grip will not slide onto the throttle tube? It is there for a reason. Your decision.

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I went ahead and removed it. I plan on supergluing the heated grip to the throttle tube. That'll hopefully prevent the grip from sliding into the start block.
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I removed mine.

There are two lips there. The larger one with the triangular cross section holds the factory grip in place and keeps it from sliding either direction. Leave the smaller, left most lip like in Jeffro's photo and you won't have to worry about the scenario that Brockie described. That's enough of a lip to keep the oxfords from sliding left.
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The ~$16 heated grips I bought on Amazon had their own plastic tube. Install was a just a matter of opening the clam shell and removing cables and installing new throttle tube.

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The ~$16 heated grips I bought on Amazon had their own plastic tube. Install was a just a matter of opening the clam shell and removing cables and installing new throttle tube.
what's their name?


In my previous 2010 I installed the oxford heated grips (touring ones) leaving intact the throttle plastic grip and cutting the heated grip a bit on the right side (Oxford allows that to match different grip sizes). You need to be careful to allow some space between the heated grip and the weights on the handlebar sides (especially for the right one, the left one doesn't matter too much).
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what's their name?
Here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Judging by the instructions I can tell this is a quality product.

"Balance ,please take it as well as balancing the installing position, fasten silk don't squeeze his hand .
as the balance of iron can not adjust the installing position, in the balance of iron can not adjust the installing position ,in the balance with the iron hand between the washers of and excessive press hand will cause damage the abnormal"
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Chinese to English machine translation works in this way... you need to see how hilarious is when they translate from Chinese to English and then to Italian LOL!
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