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post #1 of 29 Old 11-02-2019, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Heated Grips

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New member here. I purchased a 2019 v-strom xt touring back in September and am having a great time with it so far. My last ride was a BMW GS that had heated grips and I really miss those grips! I’m looking for some recommendations for heated grips for the v-strom. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 29 Old 11-02-2019, 04:44 PM
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I use Oxford - loved em on my ST, same for my DL. Do a search for "Heated Grips" in the search box above right on this page and you will see more recommendations in all those threads than you get here.

When you select a brand, check the length and handlebar diameter that they fit. Compare these dimensions to your present grips. You might have some trouble fitting a grip to the throttle tube - that is covered in the threads you will find in your search.
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post #3 of 29 Old 11-02-2019, 07:13 PM
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I’m using original Suzuki OEM heated grips
Installation is easy and the integration with the bike more easy than other hardware

Switch is included on left grip
Wired circuit has the correct length and connectors

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post #4 of 29 Old 11-02-2019, 07:34 PM
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Another one with Oxfords, easy install, and they get so hot, I can't use them at 100 %
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post #5 of 29 Old 11-02-2019, 07:55 PM
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I also use the Suzuki grips. This 2017+ version gets quite hot and has the benefit of turning themselves down when the voltage drops when idling if you were to get into a discharge voltage situation and then will go back to the preset temp level once the rpms and voltage comes back up Nice little feature especially if you are also running a heated jacket. They are also switched so they are off when the ignition is off and have three heat settings. The Suzuki grips are preinstalled on a new throttle tube and the wiring is plug and play so the install is easy. Be aware you will have to take the tank off to get to the wiring harness.
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post #6 of 29 Old 11-02-2019, 07:59 PM
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+1 on the Oxfords. Get the Eastern Beaver Accessory Power Adapter that plugs into the factory heated grip plug on the left side by the radiator. Grip puppies really add comfort if you're into that.

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post #7 of 29 Old 11-02-2019, 09:24 PM
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You'll get a lot of votes for Oxford, but they're spendy. I bought cheap ones on Amazon and they have worked great for me. For only $16 it seems like a no-brainer. I also like that it has a small integrated slide switch built into the left side.

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post #8 of 29 Old 11-02-2019, 10:00 PM
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I went Oxford and enjoy having heated grips. Hand shields make a big difference too.

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post #9 of 29 Old 11-03-2019, 01:40 AM
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In the early days the Suzuki grips were called unreliable so most fitted Oxfords, I don't know if that situation has changed. ?

Many years ago I purchased some gloves, they cost me $270 I then fitted Oxford grips for $110 and have never worn those gloves.

Oxford's sell 3 grips, touring, sport & adventure, the adventure grips are longer than the others and are made to be trimmed to the required length.

If you have bark busters the adventure grips can be left long enough to cover the alloy space at the bar ends.

You just hook the Oxford directly to the bikes battery and their smart controller takes care of the rest.

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I went with Cycle Gears in house brand($40 on sale) Trackmaster. Have worked great for a year and a half. Larger diameter eliminates the need for Grip Puppies and lessens fatigue.
Also installed a set for a buddy at the same time(2017 650) with the same results.

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