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Difference between Oxford heated grips?

On Twsited Throttle, I see the touring Oxfords for $49, while the sport style is $89? Any idea what the difference is?

Oxford Heaterz Heated Motorcycle Handlebar Grips for 7/8-inch Diameter Handlebars (Touring Style) - TwistedThrottle.com

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-16-2013, 05:50 PM
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I think it is because the touring style has the old controler and the sport style has the latest controler. And that 49$ is a very good price to sell the remaining old stock.
I bought mine there : http://aviciouscycle.ca/mainpages/pr...productid=7136 and they are all about the same price.

But maybe i'm wrong, why dont you ask to people at Twisted Throttle?

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I just ordered a set of the older style from twisted throttle last week. Only differences I could tell was that they use the "older style" controller. The other thing I noticed was the newer one says the auto shutoff is at 10.5v the older ones shut off when the battery nears 11.5v. Personally I'd rather it shut off sooner after motor stops running. Naturally, I bought the older $49. set...

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as per the dealer i bought my Oxford heated grips from (touring, but newer controller) is the only difference between -new- touring and sport models are i think 1/8" in length and the remote mount.
its very good for long rides, but not very useful for city commuting or short rides as they tend to take a bit of time to warm up, and once u take ur fingers off the grips to pull the clutch of front brake for few seconds, it will take your hand a bit of time to warm up on the grips again

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I just ordered a set of the older style from twisted throttle last week. Only differences I could tell was that they use the "older style" controller. The other thing I noticed was the newer one says the auto shutoff is at 10.5v the older ones shut off when the battery nears 11.5v. Personally I'd rather it shut off sooner after motor stops running. Naturally, I bought the older $49. set...
My experience is that the older model shuts off when voltage is 0.0. They are now on switched circuits on both my bikes.

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Can you use these with a Heat Troller?
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And it looks like they're gone. Damn!
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I bought the "older" touring model for 49$ from twisted a few months ago, and love them, heat up quick and only really use the 40% level. Was really easy to install, and well worth it, if they are all sold out, that really sucks.

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And it looks like they're gone. Damn!
Well, looks like Revzilla has another style for the low price.....

Oxford Heaterz Original Heated Grips - RevZilla

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My experience is that the older model shuts off when voltage is 0.0. They are now on switched circuits on both my bikes.
That's no bueno! So the auto shutoff function on the controller on the older types doesn't work as advertised? Hope not.

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