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post #1 of 3 Old 01-16-2008, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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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!

Drew

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post #2 of 3 Old 01-16-2008, 12:50 PM
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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.
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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.

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