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post #1 of 16 Old 11-06-2005, 10:32 PM
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Show Chrome = Suzuki Heated Grips?

Could this be the company that is making the heated grips for Suzuki? If so, nice price at $60. The heat controller looks the same. Just would have to make a hole for the bar end weights.
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post #2 of 16 Old 11-07-2005, 07:27 AM
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They say they are for Honda cruisers. Do the connectors look to be the same?

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post #3 of 16 Old 11-07-2005, 02:31 PM
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I don't have the Suzuki version so I can't say if the connectors look the same. Might be able to splice in the horn lead connector to the factory accessory or like what I want to do is go to a fuse block.
 
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I have the suzuki grips and would say that the controller itself is the same. The wires look shorter and the mount for the controller is different. For the price difference, one can surely solder in some longer wires, etc.

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Look similar. I wonder if they have the advanced feature of only heating half the grip like the Suzuki version. Love that feature :-(
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Only with suzukis massive financial banking was that feature even a possiblity!
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These grips looks just like Oxford "Heaterz" grips. We sell 'em at Whitehorse. They DO heat all the way round and they have the neat-o heat controller too. Not bad for the 70 or 80 bucks (I have forgotten exactly) that they cost. I am impressed with how ruggedly the wires are attached to the grips too. Those puppies aren't going to get yanked out by mistake.

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Look similar. I wonder if they have the advanced feature of only heating half the grip like the Suzuki version. Love that feature :-(
This actually may be advantageous in one respect. If placed correctly 1/2 is probably fine, and the power requirement is also 1/2?

Maybe they have a pre-conceived limit on the harness for amp draw?

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post #9 of 16 Old 12-12-2005, 01:17 AM
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From my first post, the Show Chrome heaters are specifically for Honda. I recently saw some at a dealer. Too long for the Suzuki handlebars.

I didn't know the Oxford ones existed. They look like they'd fit the shorter Suzuki grip length. Figures though, I just installed some heating elements under my new grips today. :roll: But at the price of under $70 it may be worth picking up in case my setup doesn't work out. If anyone tries them, please post. Would be interested if they are the correct length or maybe even better at heating than the OEM heaters.
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The Heaterz grips do heat all the way round (I tested 'em myself on a bench) and their current draw according to the manufacturer is "less than 4 amps at full power". I don't think the Strom would have any trouble handing over that much power, as long as you are not also running a pair of 55 watt driving lights at the same time. Of course don't know why you'd do that any way as we have the best headlights in the business.

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