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post #1 of 9 Old 09-20-2014, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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one oxford heated grip on all the time :(

So my right grip warmer is stuck on full blast even though the controller is set to off. from my research it sounds like a failed controller module, but any other suggested troubleshooting before I replace it?
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switch/ controller most likely shot, are you able to open the controller? Clean it?

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switch/ controller most likely shot, are you able to open the controller? Clean it?
In my first attempt to track down a short i tried to open it up but didn't have any luck. Removed two screws from the back and didn't see any more, but couldn't pry the little bugger open. Any tips on opening it? BTW no idea where I got it in my head that they are Oxford brand (I'm the second owner), controller looks like the one in this pic. Possible it's water sealed with resin?
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Also, assuming it's dead any suggested replacements?
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That looks like a Saito setup.

SAITO Motorcycle Heated Grips Set 2 for Standard Handlebars

I had those on my DL1K when i bought it. The controller went on it not long after and you have to buy the whole setup to get a new one. On mine, only the Max setting would work, so i would have to turn it on until it got too hot to hold the grips anymore, then switch it off.

I replaced it with Oxford.
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Is it just hotter than the left? The left clutch side of mine seems to use the metal of the handlebar as a heat sink so it's always cooler than the plastic insulated throttle side.


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Is it just hotter than the left? The left clutch side of mine seems to use the metal of the handlebar as a heat sink so it's always cooler than the plastic insulated throttle side.


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Sadly no.. with the controller turned completely off the right one goes super hot, and the left stays off.
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If you don't mind doing your own wiring you can get a good PWM controller cheaply.

Search the forum for PWM controller to see what some others have done.

I built my own with about $3 worth of parts. Actually I built two so I can control my heated jacket and gloves separate. but you can buy cheaply already assembled off of ebay.

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Just in case anyone in the same situation finds this thread it was indeed the controller. I was able to find near identical heated grips on sale at cyclegear for about $25 (sold under a different name), swapped in the new controller and whammo, all fixed.
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