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post #1 of 15 Old 09-14-2017, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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im looking for some feedback on heated grips. i have heated gloves but i hate the feel.looking for something easy to install no splicing. i do alot of riding around the brp and gets a little chilly in the am

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im looking for some feedback on heated grips. i have heated gloves but i hate the feel.looking for something easy to install no splicing. i do alot of riding around the brp and gets a little chilly in the am
Cant go past the oxford heated grips i installed them on my 16 vstrom only a few weeks ago and they come with a controller that turns grips off if you forget. They recomend wiring straight to the battery so all up it takes less than an hour to install and only takes a couple of minutes to heat up via the variable controller. Once you have them you will wonder how you coped without them (well i did anyway). Good luck!

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I don't know what kinda feedback that you are looking for, but I don't think that you will find anyone who wishes he didn't have them.
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My bike had them when I got it, and they are pretty great. I think I would want some with a physical switch to turn them on if I were to install them myself, though.

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Gloves will work better. The outsides of your hands are the parts most exposed to the wind and cold. That being said, the glove palms aren't heated so warm grips are welcome and the grips are always available no matter what gear you brought with you. Maybe you need better heated gloves. I had Widder's that were big and clumsy but afterward got Warm and Safe classic gloves that were wonderful.

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Gloves will work better. The outsides of your hands are the parts most exposed to the wind and cold. That being said, the glove palms aren't heated so warm grips are welcome and the grips are always available no matter what gear you brought with you. Maybe you need better heated gloves. I had Widder's that were big and clumsy but afterward got Warm and Safe classic gloves that were wonderful.
Glad that you mentioned that. I have to say that in all my years of bikes, I've never had hand protection from the wind, I find that as important as the heated grips.

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Another vote for the Oxford Heaterz. One tip: don't buy the Adventure version or you will have to trim it. The Premium Sports version is just the right length.

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Hand guards really help too. Getting the wind off your hands is a good starter.
1+ for the Oxfords. The bike is an 04 and the Oxfords are still going strong.
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I use Rocky Mountain's Tusk hand mitts, at $16 they're worth a try. I use Moose hand guards, not sure about fit on others.
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I put Hippo Hands on the bike if the weather is cool. If it warms up take them off and put in top box.

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