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post #1 of 9 Old 04-27-2010, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Any preferences for the 'sport' oxford heaterz heated grips vs the original?

The sport grips look a little cooler in my opinion. Just wondering if there is any substantial difference since they seem the same size as the original heaterz.

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I just installed the sports variety. I agree it looks good and they work well but the one thing I have noticed is I feel more vibration from the bars (vs original grips, not the non-sports grips).

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I have the Oxford Sports Heaterz and love them. They really put out he heat. The controller buttons can be hit and miss especially with gloves on. I saw many posts of people complaining about the OEM heated grips so I went with Sports and have been very satisfied.
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The sport grips look a little cooler in my opinion. Just wondering if there is any substantial difference since they seem the same size as the original heaterz.

Here they are for reference:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/5220
I put the Sports on and they have been perfect. Most of the time I just use the 40% button. With winter gloves the buttons on the control are useless but that doesn't bother me - can't have everything and it's easy to adjust at a stop light. My friend bought the other model here locally, not sure of the name, and had to have them replaced after much hassle. The US distributor (not Twisted Throttle) doesn't answer emails or return calls but the company in England finally sent a replacement. However, the replacement didn't work either so he's going to give up and get the Sport model. The problem turned out to be that by routing them through his aux. fuse box there was enough resistance created to mess confuse the control. When he bypassed the fuse box they would work. I have the same fuse box and use the same wiring and had no problem with the Sport so I assume the Sport has a different control. Also, I think Twisted Throttle will stand behind their product if there is a problem.

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I've used both and like the originals as I found them slightly less fatiguing when on long trips vs the sports.

I was able to wire them both through an Eastern Beaver Power Center 8 fusebox (one set on a Concours 14 and the others on my Vee) all without issue.

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Thanks for all the helpful info.

Seems to me reading through a lot of heated grips threads trying to decide what product to use, that people are quick to criticize the OEM heated grips but are willing to overlook a glaring deficit in the oxford grips, that is the buttons cannot be used with gloves on, or not easily. That to me is a deal breaker. Having to pull over to change the heated grip setting is ridiculous. Seems like the OEM dial is an infinitely better design.

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Thanks for all the helpful info.

Seems to me reading through a lot of heated grips threads trying to decide what product to use, that people are quick to criticize the OEM heated grips but are willing to overlook a glaring deficit in the oxford grips, that is the buttons cannot be used with gloves on, or not easily. That to me is a deal breaker. Having to pull over to change the heated grip setting is ridiculous. Seems like the OEM dial is an infinitely better design.
I adjust my oxford grips with gloves on every time I use them and I don't pull over to do it. I's a simple push button switch I can push with a gloved finger no problem.

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Admittedly the buttons are hard to press with gloves on, but when you get the angle right they do press.

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sports seam to me to give better grip. Mind you I just bought oxferd grips,not realizing they where the sport version lol o well they went on and tried someone elses reg versiona nd thought "dam I like sport better"

also the current control panal for oxfer grips is esy to use with gloved on for me. I know thye have gone through several versions of the controls so maybe its older ones people dislike but mine is the newest one and have absolutly no issues with gloves on. Its 3 decent dized buttons thats easy to tell you pushed them. Take a look at the below link, the panal there would be hard with gloves on bbut thye have fixed that isue so ya before you think its a major issue, its not its a old issue taken care of.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/heate...ord-hot-grips/

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