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What changed with heated grip connections on the newer bikes?

Do the old heated grips fit (different wiring connections?) or is something else completely different needed?

Can I take the grips from my '04 and put them on my '07?

Which heating elements that go under standard grips give good service? Symtec, or...?

Which complete grips...I'm reading about unreliability with some Oxfords.
 

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2007 and heated grips

my 2007 has Oxford heated grips, installed by previous owner. No problems. connected direct to battery, though.
 

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Assuming this is about OEM heated grips, they come on a new throttle tube. The throttle tube changed in 2007. At least one guy shaved some material off an older tube reel to fit into a later housing.
 

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Thanks, I may try to transfer the heated grips from my '04 to the '07.
 

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my 2007 has Oxford heated grips, installed by previous owner. No problems. connected direct to battery, though.
Dditto, except I've got mine switching through a relay. As cheap as they are ($36?) I'd take this as an opp to install new gear!
 

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Dditto, except I've got mine switching through a relay. As cheap as they are ($36?) I'd take this as an opp to install new gear!
Where did you find Oxford Heated Grips for $36?
 

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Yeah, c'mon, install some new ones. By the time you rip the old ones off, disassemble both bikes, try to make the old ones fit the new bike, and reassemble both bikes, you'd be much happier just getting some new ones. I had some cheap Trackside (Cycle Gear) grips on for a couple of ears, and finally switched to Oxfords. What a difference! Thought about transferring them to my Bandit, but just decided it wasn't worth the trouble. That hidden grip connector on the Strom is a real pain to get to. Plus, I tend to install everything to last, meaning I have a lot of zip-ties holding the wiring in place. What's your time worth? Count on at least double the time to install a new set if you decide to swap the old ones out. Is that worth the price of a new set of grips? Plus, you'll have a nice new set of grips instead of the old worn ones.
 

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