Oxford Hot Hands - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Modifications and Performance The brag page, good and bad.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 01-16-2008, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 90
Oxford Hot Hands

My girlfriend bought me a set of Oxford Hot Hands wrap around heated grips for Christmas. She's great. I wanted to hook them up to the accessory/heated grip connector on the bike rather than directly to the battery, so I figured I'd get the horn lead wire connector I've read about here (so the grips would only draw power with the bike on). I got the part yesterday, after waiting two weeks to be delivered, so I excitedly ran out to the bike, managed to find the accessory connector and attach the horn lead, and then realized that the Hot Hands connector doesn't match up. I've read of people using the horn lead with the Hot Hands, so I'm not sure whats up. Has anybody with Hot Hands attached them to the accessory plug? With the horn lead wire? Thanks!


07 DL650
dlfunk is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 01-16-2008, 12:50 PM
longgreensilverado's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: agawam, ma
Posts: 537
the horn accessory wire is meant as a clean point to connect to the bike without splicing into the bike harness. basically gives you an easy in to getting power to the grips. i took the horn wire and removed the black plastic thingy to expose the 2 female connectors. i used flat blade type to plug in to each after i found out which was carring positive power. make sure you use shrink tube on both leads to prevent corrosion and shorting the hot lead.
longgreensilverado is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 01-16-2008, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 90
Thank you. Now I get it.

I'd gone ahead and wired these to the battery so I could use them this morning, and I like them. Installation could have taken as little as 10 minutes if I hadn't been anal about where to stash the extra wire (which there's a lot of...are these made for ape hangers?). They add a little thickness to the grips since they are wrap around, but I got used to it quickly. This morning it was 27 degrees, and with my OEM handguards and my warm season gloves my hands were ok, but the tops of my hands got a little cold after awhile so I'll probably still use my winter gloves. Overall I like them, and they'll be easy to take off when it gets warmer.


07 DL650

Last edited by dlfunk; 01-16-2008 at 04:33 PM.
dlfunk is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome