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post #1 of 25 Old 10-08-2010, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Oxford Heatrez vs Hot Grips

So it's that time of year. Don't want cold hands so which one should I get.Oxford Heatrz or Hot Grips. Can you use grip puppies over the top of the grips? I am buying this week, so any helpful advice is much appreciated. Thanks
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post #2 of 25 Old 10-08-2010, 02:37 PM
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I just installed the Oxford grips...wonderful and easy to install

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I have large Grip Puppies over HotGrips. I like the combo very much. I prefer fat grips even though my hands are small. The Oxfords seem similar in the grip itself. They have their own controller though and HotGrips need to have a controller added. I like that because I can choose the controller and placement I want and the Oxford looks like it would interfere with the placement of my cruise control.

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Thanks. I am a such db. I should of looked a bit more and found the other excellent threads on the the subject. Sorry for the repetition. However if you want to just post what you used for survey sake. That would be OK with me.
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Symtec stick on heaters. Then slipped the stock grips over them. My hands stay warm...and $35 invested.

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I have grip puppies installed over Oxford Heaterz. I like the fatter grips as well and they work just fine. Been using them on chilly mornings recently.

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Completely satisfied with the Oxford's I just installed on my scooter. Will be installing another on my Wee soon.

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Make sure you get the newer version of Oxford Heaterz that have the big push buttons with the waterproof controller. I just came back from a ride in N. GA which was a rainy one. On my way home the grips began to cut out and my volt meter was acting crazy. I got home forgot about it and then took a ride this week. The controller was malfunctioning so I disconnected the grips. Volt meter great. Checked all connections and they were good. Took the control box apart and water all inside.. I have had this about 14 months and sent Oxford an email. One year warranty they said. I really like them and probably will replace them with new version with 2 year warranty and waterproof rating. Why in the world would you put out a product for a motorcycle if it wasn't waterproof. Just my thought, hope I don't get burned again.

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2nd day on a 5 day trip to WV my Oxford controller stopped working. I cursed at the grips the whole rest of the trip as the temps were in the high 40's/low 50's with rain off and on.

I'm going with the Symtecs next. Cheap, reliable, and allows my choice of grips. Never liked the feel of the Oxfords.

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Oxfords here!!! I commute yr round on the very wet coast of Canada which is Vancouver Isl. BC. They have performed great for over 2 yrs now and I can make them hot enough that I can't hold the grips.

Easy to install, nice controller, and actually nice grips too. If they packed it in tonight, I'd buy another pair tomorrow. 60 bucks shipped on fleabay.

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