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post #1 of 14 Old 06-09-2011, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for answers about best heated grips

A search for heated grips has not come up with much , I must be doing it wrong, perhaps, but at any rate, I would appreciate information later than 2009 so how about it.
Anyone out there had a Good experience with installing heated grips. I take them for granted on the beemer and they are never unreliable so I would like to find something like that if possible.

And yes I already have the connector from EB and I have a Fuzeblock as well although I've been advised to use the OEM connector near the radiator for the grips, as I've already used the rear brake one to power up the igniton on part of the Fuzeblock system. (which works great btw.)

Any help is appreciated.

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post #2 of 14 Old 06-09-2011, 08:05 PM
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I have Oxford sport and tour grips on my scooter and wee. Very satisfied. Would buy the tours over the sports (harder, sharp, knurled pattern) if I were to buy another set.

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post #3 of 14 Old 06-10-2011, 03:39 AM
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Oxfords! And mine are wired back to the PC-8 under my seat - to a switched circuit.

'08 Vee: Suzy luggage, Crash bars, Rad Guard & front mudguard extension, Zumo 550, Oxford Hot grips, Stebel, PC-8, 12v acc, Scott oiler & lube-tube, Remus Revolution Cans, Bark Busters, Phillips Extreme vision +100 bulbs.

'08 Concours 14: Rad guard, Stebel, Oxford Hot grips, Projekt D Screen, Hugger, GPS mount, helmet locks & front guard extension, Zumo 550, Stebel, Phil's rack & Givi V46, Sheepskin seat cover, Phillips Extreme vision +100 bulbs.

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I love my Oxford Sports. I have not tried the Oxford Tours, but the relatively hard texture of the Sports does not bother me at all. Be sure and wire them switched.

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post #5 of 14 Old 07-13-2011, 11:38 AM
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I have a pair of Trackside heated grips from Cycle Gear that have almost 10,000 trouble free kilometres on them.

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My bike has the stock Zuki heated grips, installed at the dealer when owner #1 purchased the bike. Still on there and still heating.

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I love the Oxfords on my bike, but whoever designed the controls are complete morons. The buttons are a pain to push when riding, and the LED indicator lights are simply invisible during the daytime, even in heavy clouds. I end up pressing a button 3 times, cupping my hand over the LED readout, and ducking my head way down to get a close look.

The blue light for 25% is sorta visible but the orange for 40% and the green for 75% cannot be seen. Never used the 100% setting.
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post #8 of 14 Old 07-13-2011, 04:56 PM
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+1 Rconti on Oxfords strengths and weaknesses

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post #9 of 14 Old 07-13-2011, 05:31 PM
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Oxfords.........had a set on my Strom, and gonna get a set for my C14.

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Oxfords.........had a set on my Strom, and gonna get a set for my C14.
Mine have been on since new - nearly 4 years and 72,000km. A bit worn out now but still working fine.

I have a newer set on my Vee (with the upgraded controller) and one interesting thing about having them wired through a switched circuit on my PC-8 is that even though they turn off with the key, they come back on straight away once the key is back on - much more convenient than the old pair with no on/off switch.

'08 Vee: Suzy luggage, Crash bars, Rad Guard & front mudguard extension, Zumo 550, Oxford Hot grips, Stebel, PC-8, 12v acc, Scott oiler & lube-tube, Remus Revolution Cans, Bark Busters, Phillips Extreme vision +100 bulbs.

'08 Concours 14: Rad guard, Stebel, Oxford Hot grips, Projekt D Screen, Hugger, GPS mount, helmet locks & front guard extension, Zumo 550, Stebel, Phil's rack & Givi V46, Sheepskin seat cover, Phillips Extreme vision +100 bulbs.

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